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1. Hang a "FOR SALE" sign in the window, do nothing else, take stupid phone calls from stupid people at all hours and have complete strangers drop by your home.  The Bad News - You have less than a 3% chance of selling your vehicle this way.

On average, it takes a Car Dealer 90 days to sell a Used Car, Truck Van or SUV....and it cost's them almost $300 to do it.  If you think you can sell your used car this way, good luck.  Who knows - Maybe you have a relative that might buy it.

2. Hang a "FOR SALE" in the window, spend almost $100 on advertising it, take stupid phone calls from stupid people at all hours, have complete strangers drop by your home....and have to do all of that lousy stuff for weeks-on-end;

OR

3. Sit back, spend less than $100, invest only 8 hours & 3 minutes of your time, and with a Laser-Like Focus, attract only qualified buyers.

Number 3, you say.  I thought so.  The "10 Secrets To Selling Your Car in 1 Day....And Doubling Your Profit" requires very little time on your part....it's fast....and it means More Money In Your Pocket!


If you're thinking that I can show you how to sell a car while you relax in your Lazy-Boy....then this guide won't work for you.  You will have to put a "teeny-weeny" bit of effort into selling your car.  That's really all it takes.

And make sure you do yourself a favor - print this page now so you can follow along later - look to the right for the Printer-Friendly Page Icon.


You and I both know that Selling a Used Car is not the most fun thing to do - Heck, I know exactly what I'm doing and I still don't like it.

It's never going to be fun....but, WOW!....can you make a lot more money if you do it right!


Sell My Car: Secret #1 - Your Pre-Loved Beauty Loves Gold


Always begin with the Gold Standards of Used Cars - Edmunds Used Car Guide and Cars.com's Used Car Guide.  For Free, Market Based Pricing, these 2 sites are as good-as-gold.  If you want accurate used car pricing, these 2 sites are "it"


Okay, let's hop on over to Edmunds first.  Here's what you do when you get there.


  1. Look for "Used Cars", select the Make of your vehicle and then enter your Zip Code - click Go;
  2. Make sure "Used" is checked next to the "Search For" Heading;
  3. Pick the Model you're trying to sell;
  4. Pick the Year of your model;
  5. Do Not Enter a Price Range;
  6. Then enter 100 miles if you live in a heavily populated area - 200 miles if you live "way out in the country"  - If you're selling a rare vehicle, increase the distance even further;
  7. If you don't see your Zip Code in the Zip Code Box, enter it now - then press Search

    When the listings pop-up, ignore all the "Car Dealers" that are selling the same type of car that you have.  Look for listings that say "Private Seller" - that's a person just like you.  Make sure the mileage is close to yours and write the asking price down.

Now it's time to go to Cars.com -


  1. On the "Buy - Search Used" Section, find the "Advanced Search" link and click that;
  2. First, select your "Vehicle Type"
  3. Next, select the Make, Model & Year of your used car or truck;
  4. Do Not enter anything in the Price or Mileage Range;
  5. Then enter 100 miles if you live in a heavily populated area - 250 miles if you live "way out in the country" or far away from a large City  - Again, if you're selling a rare vehicle, increase the distance even further;
  6. Enter your Zip Code if you don't see it;
  7. Do Not enter anything in the "Optional Search Words" box;
  8. In the "Find active listings placed within" Box, select "Last Month"
  9. In the "Display" box, select "50";
  10. Click Search.
  11. The listings should appear - look for "individual Seller" or "classified ad" - Those are the prices you'll need.  Ignore all the Dealer listings.



Now, add all the Sale Prices you've written down from Edmunds Used Cars & Cars.com - figure out what the Average is.

This is your "Asking Price" - the Magic Number you'll start to seel your car with!

Total Time To Complete - 15 minutes



Sell My Car: Secret #2 - Use Your Bank or Credit Union (Why Not - They Use You)


If you still owe money on the Vehicle you want to sell, do this:  Call your Bank and ask them "what would be required for a new owner take over the loan."  You'll be told that if the Buyers Credit is good, no problem. 

In fact, they'll be "happy" to handle that new loan (Of course they will - They'll make more money off the same car).  And remember, if you owe more than what you can get for it, you're going to need to have that difference ready for the Bank.

If you don't have that money, STOP - this is not going to work for you.  You're either going to have to keep the vehicle or trade-it in.  If you decide to Trade-In your car, truck, van or suv, I can help - go here.

Now you can say "Financing Arranged" on any advertisement you do - a huge advantage for you.

If the vehicle is paid for and you have the Title, good for you.  Just call the Bank that handled the loan for that car originally, or call the Bank you currently do business with.  Ask them "if the buyer of my car has good credit, would you be willing to do the new loan for them?"  You bet they will!

Now you can say "Financing Available" on any advertisement you do.

So what's the advantage of being able to say "Financing Arranged" and "Financing Available" on any advertising you do?  Well, the interest in your ad....

Will Be Double....what a normal ad would be because many buyers don't have a clue what steps they need to take if they buy from an individual.  Typically, financing is the buyers biggest concern - You've now eliminated that concern.

Total Time To Complete - 5 minutes



Sell My Car: Secret #3 - Be A Boy Scout or Girl Scout; "Always Be Prepared"


Be a Scout - Be Prepared.  Have all the necessary papers and numbers ready for your prospective buyers.  I have a vehicle information page already prepared for you so you don't have to do a thing.

Click here to get your Vehicle Info Page and then print it.  Write down the year, make, model, trim level, color, miles, transmission type, VIN (the Vehicle Identification Number) and any accessories you might have added when you purchased the vehicle.  Have at least 20 copies of this info available for your buyers.

Call your State's Department Of Motor Vehicles (click here to find their toll-free number or Web Site) and find out exactly what documentation must be completed for a motor vehicle sale.  Some States require you to take your License Plates off the car and turn them in - those Plates are registered to you so be safe and remove them.  Other states want the Plates to go with the Car.  So make sure you check with your States DMV Offices.

If the paperwork and completing the Sale is more than you want to deal with, consider using an Escrow Service.  Take some time now and find out if an Escrow Service is for you.  They handle "everything there is to handle" with the Sale of your used car.  You only have to answer a couple of e-mails.

There's only one Escrow Service I'd ever use - Escrow.com.  The way I look at it, if eBay is using them, they know what they're doing.  Take a look and see if Escrow.com will work for you.

Also, make sure you get a Bill Of Sale when you sell a car - print one for yourself and one for the buyer - it's free.  It's really a smart idea to have some type of additional proof that you sold the vehicle should anything ever happen - Better to be safe than sorry - don't you think so?

Total Time To Complete - 5 minutes if you handle the entire transaction yourself - up to 30 minutes if you feel Escrow.com is for you.



Sell My Car: Secret #4 - Nip & Tuck


When selling a used car, truck, van or SUV, how it looks is THE most important thing to most buyers.  Many buyers will even overlook high mileage if your vehicle is exceptionally clean.

Professional Detailing is usually the best option and well worth the cost - make sure they steam clean the engine compartment.  If you don't want to spend the money on Professional Detailing, make it shine yourself - and be sure you use a good engine cleaner - just spray a little on, give it a mild scrub, and presto - a gleaming engine.  I like GUNK Engine Cleaner.  I found it here for $1.99 a can this past March - make sure you get at least 3 cans.

If you have rock chips and minor scratches....

Continued On Next Page - Sell My Car Secret's 4(Cont.), 5, 6 - Click Here













I do have an obligation to point out that not all Car Makers, Dealers, Salespeople, Insurance Companies and Banks are greedy or crooked.  This site is dedicated to honest Companies and their Professional Employees who've grown weary of the ignorant and classless giving the automotive related industry a black eye......a black eye that I feel is very close to being permanent.

By using these new and used car guides, I hope to be able to help you find the Best Businesses, and the Professionals that represent them, with very little effort on your part and help you....

Save More Money and More Time Than You Ever Have Before.

It is also my hope that these Companies and the Professionals that represent them will have more business than they can handle - a reward they justly deserve.

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Best & Worst Picks
 For 2006 - 2007
Cars, Trucks, Vans & SUVs

Best Picks for  2006 - 2007*




    NSX
    MDX
    RSX
    RL
    TL
    TSX
    A4
    A6
    TT
    5 Series
    6 Series
    325 Series
    330 Series
    X3
    7 Series
    X5 Series
    Z4
    Rainier
    XLR
    CTS
    SRX
    STS
    Corvette
    Monte Carlo
    SSR
    K1500 Silverado Pickup
    Avalanche
    K2500 Silverado HD Pickup
    K3500 Silverado Pickup
    Trailblazer
    Colorado Pickup
    Equinox
    Express Cargo Van
    Suburban
    Tahoe
    Pacifica
    Town & Country
    Crossfire
    PT Cruiser
    300 Series
    Viper
    Dakota Pickup
    Durango
    RAM 1500 Series Pickup
    RAM 2500 Series Pickup
    RAM 3500 Series Pickup
    Freestyle
    Five Hundred
    Mustang
    Thunderbird
    F150 Series Pickup
    F250 Super Duty Pickup
    F350 Super Duty Pickup
    Econoline Van
    Econoline Wagon
    Escape
    Excursion
    Expedition
    Explorer
    Ranger Pickup
    K1500 Sierra Pickup
    K2500 Sierra HD Pickup
    K3500 Sierra Pickup
    Savana Cargo Van
    Yukon
    Canyon Pickup
    Envoy
    Yukon XL
    Pilot
    CR-V
    Accord
    Civic
    Element
    Odyssey
    S2000
    Ridgeline
    H2
    Santa Fe
    Tucson
    FX
    G35
    Q45
    QX56
    S-Type
    X-Type
    Grand Cherokee
    Liberty
    Wrangler
    Sedona
    Sorento

    LR3
    Range Rover
    ES330
    GX470
    RX330
    SC430
    GS300
    GS430
    IS300
    LS430
    LX470
    Aviator
    LS
    Navigator
    Town Car
    MPV
    Tribute
    Mazda 3
    Mazda 6
    Mazda Truck
    Miata
    RX-8
    CLK Class
    E-Class
    SLK-Class
    C-Class
    CL-Class
    M-Class
    S-Class
    SL-Class
    Mariner
    Montego
    Monterey
    Cooper
    Altima
    Murano
    Maxima
    Pathfinder
    Titan
    Armada
    Quest
    Sentra
    350Z
    Grand Prix
    GTO
    Vibe
    911 Carrera
    GT2
    911 Carrera 4
    911 Turbo
    Cayenne
    9-2x Series
    9-3 Convertible
    9-3 Series
    9-5 Series
    Vue
    xA
    xB
    tC
    Impreza
    Outback
    Outback Sport
    Baja
    Forester
    Legacy
    4Runner
    Highlander
    Sequoia
    Tundra
    Camry
    Solara
    LandCruiser
    Camry
    Celica
    Corolla
    Matrix
    MR2
    Sienna
    Tacoma Pickup
    New Beetle
    Golf
    GTI
    Jetta
    Passat
    Touareg
    V50
    XC90
    S60 Series
    V70 Series
    S40
    S80 Series


Worst Picks for 2006 - 2007*




    Audi A8
    Buick Century
    Buick LeCrosse
    Buick LeSabre
    BuickPark Avenue
    BuickRendezvous
    BuickTerraza
    Cadillac Deville
    Chevrolet Cobalt
    Chevrolet Aveo
    Chevrolet Cavalier
    Chevrolet Astro Passenger Wagon
    Chevrolet Impala
    Chevrolet Malibu
    Chevrolet Uplander
    Chevrolet Venture
    Chevrolet Astro Cargo Van
    Chevrolet Blazer
    Chevrolet Express Passenger Wagon
    Chevrolet Uplander Cargo Van
    Chevrolet Venture Cargo Van
    Chrysler Sebring
    Chrysler Sebring Convertible
    Dodge Caravan
    Dodge Magnum
    Dodge Stratus
    Dodge Neon
    Dodge Caravan Cargo Van
    Ford Crown Victoria
    Ford Focus
    Ford Freestar
    Ford Taurus
    Ford Freestar Cargo Van
    GMC Safari Cargo Van
    GMC Savana Passenger Wagon
    GMC Safari Passenger Wagon
    Hyundai Accent
    Hyundai Elantra

    Hyundai Sonata
    Hyundai Tiburon
    Hyundai XG350
    Isuzu Ascender
    Jaguar XJ-Series
    Jaguar XK-Series
    Kia Amanti
    Kia Optima
    Kia Rio
    Kia Spectra
    Land Rover Freelander
    Mercedes-Benz G-Class
    Mercury Grand Marquis
    Mercury Mountaineer
    Mercury Sable
    Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Mitsubishi Endeavor
    Mitsubishi Galant
    Mitsubishi Lancer
    Mitsubishi Montero
    Mitsubishi Outlander
    Pontiac Aztek
    Pontiac Bonneville
    Pontiac Grand Am
    Pontiac G6
    Pontiac Montana
    Pontiac Montana SV6
    Saturn Ion
    Saturn L300
    Saturn Relay
    Suzuki Grand Vitara
    Suzuki XL7
    Suzuki Aerio
    Suzuki Forenza
    Suzuki Reno
    Suzuki Verona
    Toyota Echo
    Volkswagen Phaeton


*Comparison Based on Price, Insurance Costs, Finance Costs, Repair Costs, Safety & Resale Values
Best & Worst Picks
 For 2006 - 2007
Cars, Trucks, Vans & SUVs

Best Picks for  2006 - 2007*




    NSX
    MDX
    RSX
    RL
    TL
    TSX
    A4
    A6
    TT
    5 Series
    6 Series
    325 Series
    330 Series
    X3
    7 Series
    X5 Series
    Z4
    Rainier
    XLR
    CTS
    SRX
    STS
    Corvette
    Monte Carlo
    SSR
    K1500 Silverado Pickup
    Avalanche
    K2500 Silverado HD Pickup
    K3500 Silverado Pickup
    Trailblazer
    Colorado Pickup
    Equinox
    Express Cargo Van
    Suburban
    Tahoe
    Pacifica
    Town & Country
    Crossfire
    PT Cruiser
    300 Series
    Viper
    Dakota Pickup
    Durango
    RAM 1500 Series Pickup
    RAM 2500 Series Pickup
    RAM 3500 Series Pickup
    Freestyle
    Five Hundred
    Mustang
    Thunderbird
    F150 Series Pickup
    F250 Super Duty Pickup
    F350 Super Duty Pickup
    Econoline Van
    Econoline Wagon
    Escape
    Excursion
    Expedition
    Explorer
    Ranger Pickup
    K1500 Sierra Pickup
    K2500 Sierra HD Pickup
    K3500 Sierra Pickup
    Savana Cargo Van
    Yukon
    Canyon Pickup
    Envoy
    Yukon XL
    Pilot
    CR-V
    Accord
    Civic
    Element
    Odyssey
    S2000
    Ridgeline
    H2
    Santa Fe
    Tucson
    FX
    G35
    Q45
    QX56
    S-Type
    X-Type
    Grand Cherokee
    Liberty
    Wrangler
    Sedona
    Sorento

    LR3
    Range Rover
    ES330
    GX470
    RX330
    SC430
    GS300
    GS430
    IS300
    LS430
    LX470
    Aviator
    LS
    Navigator
    Town Car
    MPV
    Tribute
    Mazda 3
    Mazda 6
    Mazda Truck
    Miata
    RX-8
    CLK Class
    E-Class
    SLK-Class
    C-Class
    CL-Class
    M-Class
    S-Class
    SL-Class
    Mariner
    Montego
    Monterey
    Cooper
    Altima
    Murano
    Maxima
    Pathfinder
    Titan
    Armada
    Quest
    Sentra
    350Z
    Grand Prix
    GTO
    Vibe
    911 Carrera
    GT2
    911 Carrera 4
    911 Turbo
    Cayenne
    9-2x Series
    9-3 Convertible
    9-3 Series
    9-5 Series
    Vue
    xA
    xB
    tC
    Impreza
    Outback
    Outback Sport
    Baja
    Forester
    Legacy
    4Runner
    Highlander
    Sequoia
    Tundra
    Camry
    Solara
    LandCruiser
    Camry
    Celica
    Corolla
    Matrix
    MR2
    Sienna
    Tacoma Pickup
    New Beetle
    Golf
    GTI
    Jetta
    Passat
    Touareg
    V50
    XC90
    S60 Series
    V70 Series
    S40
    S80 Series


Worst Picks for 2006 - 2007*




    Audi A8
    Buick Century
    Buick LeCrosse
    Buick LeSabre
    BuickPark Avenue
    BuickRendezvous
    BuickTerraza
    Cadillac Deville
    Chevrolet Cobalt
    Chevrolet Aveo
    Chevrolet Cavalier
    Chevrolet Astro Passenger Wagon
    Chevrolet Impala
    Chevrolet Malibu
    Chevrolet Uplander
    Chevrolet Venture
    Chevrolet Astro Cargo Van
    Chevrolet Blazer
    Chevrolet Express Passenger Wagon
    Chevrolet Uplander Cargo Van
    Chevrolet Venture Cargo Van
    Chrysler Sebring
    Chrysler Sebring Convertible
    Dodge Caravan
    Dodge Magnum
    Dodge Stratus
    Dodge Neon
    Dodge Caravan Cargo Van
    Ford Crown Victoria
    Ford Focus
    Ford Freestar
    Ford Taurus
    Ford Freestar Cargo Van
    GMC Safari Cargo Van
    GMC Savana Passenger Wagon
    GMC Safari Passenger Wagon
    Hyundai Accent
    Hyundai Elantra

    Hyundai Sonata
    Hyundai Tiburon
    Hyundai XG350
    Isuzu Ascender
    Jaguar XJ-Series
    Jaguar XK-Series
    Kia Amanti
    Kia Optima
    Kia Rio
    Kia Spectra
    Land Rover Freelander
    Mercedes-Benz G-Class
    Mercury Grand Marquis
    Mercury Mountaineer
    Mercury Sable
    Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Mitsubishi Endeavor
    Mitsubishi Galant
    Mitsubishi Lancer
    Mitsubishi Montero
    Mitsubishi Outlander
    Pontiac Aztek
    Pontiac Bonneville
    Pontiac Grand Am
    Pontiac G6
    Pontiac Montana
    Pontiac Montana SV6
    Saturn Ion
    Saturn L300
    Saturn Relay
    Suzuki Grand Vitara
    Suzuki XL7
    Suzuki Aerio
    Suzuki Forenza
    Suzuki Reno
    Suzuki Verona
    Toyota Echo
    Volkswagen Phaeton


*Comparison Based on Price, Insurance Costs, Finance Costs, Repair Costs, Safety & Resale Values




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