JeffGordonChevy | JeffGordonChevy Reports Used Car Values Continue Trending Upward

Feb 21st 2011 at 12:54 PM has analyzed used car pricing trends and determined that the average value of a 3-year old car has risen dramatically. This is great news for buyers with a Trade In.

These days, shopping begins on line, before you ever step foot onto a dealership showroom floor.

The Auto Trader Buying Center Program offers car shoppers a no-haggle way to get a value on their car, which they can turn into guaranteed cash or use toward down payment on a newer car.

Here’s how it works:
• An auto seller accesses the Buying Center at or at the Buying Center kiosk in the Auto Trader Showroom located at 228 South College Road, Wilmington North Carolina.
• The seller inputs information about the vehicle, including the make and model, the model year, major factory-installed options, other upgrades and maintenance information and details about the condition, including any major repairs or accident damage.
• The tool will calculate a price based on historical transaction data for hundreds of thousands of vehicles and up-to-the-minute supply and demand information and produce a printable purchase offer.
• The seller can take that purchase offer to Auto Trader Buying Center at 228 South College Road, Wilmington North Carolina Monday through Friday 9am – 8pm and Saturday 9am – 7pm.
• The Auto Trader Buying Center representative will inspect the car to confirm that it matches the description provided by the seller and then write the seller a check for that amount.

• The seller can use the funds towards the purchase of their next vehicle or simply walk away with a check.

Getting a fair and accurate trade-in value is a critical first step for any car shopper. The Auto Trader Buying Center Program provides consumers with the type of information needed before they visit a dealership.

“Auto Trader is always looking for new ways to connect car buyers and car sellers,” said Auto Trader President and CEO Chip Perry.

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