Am I at a disadvantage buying a used car with no trade?

Asked by Jun 21, 2016 at 03:24 PM

Question type: Car Selling & Trading In

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A trade will help defer sales tax because trade in amount will be deducted before tax is calculated. But in some cases a trade can be a disadvantage if you owe more than it is worth.


A trade is a disadvantage cause you usually get pretty well screwed over on a trade. I would rather buy a used vehicle with no trade.

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If you interact with a Dealer your in a lose position period!

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