There are several different stress points involved in the new car buying process, but the hardest one to get a handle on is what to do with your current car. “I could trade it in, but I won’t get what it’s worth. And how do I even know what it’s worth? The dealers say they don’t use Blue Book prices,” or “I know I can get get more if I sell it privately, but who knows how long it will take?”
Well, the best time to minimize the angst might be right now.
Trade-in values on used cars, especially late model, fuel efficient vehicles, should peak in the next few weeks, according to the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA) Used Car Guide.