Thanks. Yes, I have one more question. I've looked at the price of my trade on kbb.com for trade-in, private party, and retail, as well as NADA and Edmunds which made me a little ill. Then I looked at the Jeep dealerships near me to see what price they are asking for '05 Grand Cherokee Limited's with similar miles as mine.
So price at the dealer for the same vehcile as mine, in the same color (silver) but theirs has 67,196 miles and mine has 60,580 miles, but theirs has a 5.7L V8 Hemi and mine has 4.7L V8 Hemi. They have price of $16980 today. Link: http://www.baxterchryslerjeepdodge.n...&SBprice=clear
kbb.com has my trade with my options and in excellent condition (my Jeep has zero scratches, no dings, and perfect leather and carpet; never in an accident, never re-painted, no mechanical problems or any problems for that matter) - trade-in value of $12,650 (link: http://www.kbb.com/jeep/grand-cherok...=trade-in-sell
) and private party value of $14,600 (link: http://www.kbb.com/jeep/grand-cherok...76381475979400
) and retail of $16,550.
Links are for my own future reference as much as anything.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
I will definitely take it to be appraised by more than one dealer.
Another question, do you try to negotiate financing too? I plan to.
I guess if I was trading today I would try to act like I wanted close to private party and really be OK trying to get more like $13k+ if it was for a trade-in with a dealer that I could then get a 2012 Grand Cherokee from.
edit: I bought this car new in March of 2005 so it's a one owner (it actually has until March 2012 powertrain warranty for the next owner as well, and Sirius lifetime subscription (not sure if that stays with the vehicle when I trade or sell it).