• Buying a Car

    Trading In vs. Selling Yourself

    If your vehicle is in excellent condition with low mileage, containing features buyers want, it’ll be easier to sell yourself. If your vehicle is older without all of the bells and whistles, you might consider trading it in and getting a better deal on a newer vehicle.

The Pros and Cons

Trading In

The best part about trading in is that dealerships don’t care if your vehicle is fully equipped or if it has dents and scratches, even if it doesn’t run. They’ll take it and give you money towards a new set of wheels. It only takes about five minutes and a few signatures for the dealership to take your vehicle and get you on the track to a new one.

Selling Yourself

By selling your vehicle on your own, you can most likely get more money for it than when trading it in, however, the buyer might care if there are scratches, stains, or a lack of features. If you’re okay with the thought of keeping up with your vehicle’s maintenance until it’s bought, then this might be a good option. It might take longer than you might expect. When you find a taker, you’ll have to make time for them to inspect the vehicle and make sure it has everything they want and nothing they don’t. It might even take a few different people until you find one who wants to buy.

Couple Buying A Car

Trade In at Richard Catena Auto

At the end of the day, it’s your choice whether selling yourself or trading in is better for you. When it comes time to trade-in, visit us at Richard Catena Auto near Newark. Browse our online inventory, learn more about our Mercedes-Benz AMG vehicles or how trading in your vehicle works, then contact us today to schedule a test drive and get the Richard Catena Auto experience.

Saved Vehicles ×


You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:


Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact Us ×

(201) 288-1044

Call Now

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-7pm

Richard Catena Auto




Phone: (201) 288-1044

[schema type="organization" orgtype="LocalBusiness" url="www.rcatena.com" name="Richard Catena Auto" description="" street="" city="" state="" postalcode="" country="United States" email="rcawsales@gmail.com" phone="" logo="https://di-uploads-development.dealerinspire.com/richardcatenaauto/uploads/2017/08/rcatenaog.png"]
Richard Catena Auto
Richard Catena Auto
, , United States
Richard Catena Auto , .