We recently moved to a lovely town in CO from a lovely town in NJ. We have a 2010 Prius with 45k miles in CO and don’t need two cars. I had to come back to NJ (thinking we might not be able to move back to our CO house due to the Sept flooding) for several months and bought a 2014 Camry Hybrid and really like both cars. We are moving back to CO end of the month and need to sell one. The Camry has just 3500 miles. It cost us a little over $1000 to ship the Prius and we paid about $250 to register it.
We could sell the Prius (it’s paid for) and ship the Camry (or get my brother-in-law to drive it cross country) but then we’d have to register the Camry in CO (which would probably cost a bit more to register in CO). The Camry has about $18k on the loan (at $318/month at 0% interest).
Our annual mileage is probably 10-12,000. The Prius gets about 55mpg out there and the Camry is getting 45mpg so the low mileage and gas difference is not very much. We could transport the Camry (either $1000 or have my brother-in-law drive it and who knows how much beer and motels we would have to pay for) and sell the Prius, or sell the Camry (it’s only five months old but we know that the resale value drops after you buy the car).
We really like both cars but one has to go. It’s not like selling one of your kids, but any suggestions would be appreciated.