Car has a new engine due to recall issue. Shouldn't this increase it's trade-in value? By how much?

Asked by Nov 03, 2016 at 04:22 PM about the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited FWD

Question type: Car Selling & Trading In

We recently got a new engine in our 2011 Hyundai Sonata due to a recall issue.  
We are looking to trade it in, it has 59000 miles, we feel the new engine should
increase our trade-in value, but the most we have been offered is $8000.  
Normally would a dealer-replaced engine increase the trade-in value of a car,
and if so, by how much?

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103,725

You can bring that up with your dealer but they may not think the same way you do. The car will almost certainly be auctioned off so I doubt they will get anymore for it with the new engine.

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285,885

Dealers want to buy their trade ins for the lower cost possible. You'd be better off selling privately for more.

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