I have a FORD KA, 1998 plate. It failed it's MOT and cost quite a bit for some welding. Now has a years MOT nd 6 months tax. It will probably keep needing this every year so I think it's time for a trade in.
I am wondering whether to - try and PX at a garage for a newer but old car on finance or whether to try and sell privately, probably for more and then using this to pay off the credit card bill from work and putting a small deposit on a newer car on finance.
Is it better to sell privately or trade in? How many garages should I get a quote for my old car from? How do I find out how much to accept PX as mininum? (car value is £345, garages are selling similar for £600-1000) Should I insist on a years MOT and run a mile from anywhere that doesn't? Is it worth paying the extra for a years warranty? How can tell if the millage is an exact amount?
Engine wise its great condition, drives very well, cheap insurance and tax, I would have accepted £400 privately. Should I start at £800 and how long should I leave it at this price before reducing. Bearing in mind I want rid in the next 6 months.