I am not getting stuck on that discussion. I have sold cars to dealers in the past; KBB was right on the mark.I agree, the KBB trade-in value of my dad's CR-V is 20,500. The best an actual dealer would offer us on trade is 18K. While it is nice to see the number on a website, it is a different thing to get a dealer to actually pay it without making it up on the vehicle that they're selling you.
I figure that KBB is just meant to drive dealer traffic. KBB is "free", a friend of mine told me "if you don't pay for the product, you ARE the product".
Yeah, I don't know either. But it's been like that for a long time.Exactly! Which is why I don't understand why they were able to sell it at that price.
Right - but if they were smart and bought new from some of the dealers on this forum, they probably didn't pay MSRP - more like $52 - $53K. So they drove a car free for a while and made money on itYou can trade if you find a good deal. I found a ‘21 Rubicon with an originally 60k msrp with 3500 miles on it for 53,900 two weeks ago. The mileage was low enough to finance as new so I got just over 2% interest at 72 months with Navy Federal Credit Union. I got a good trade in value on my Alfa too.