Hello! New here and would definitely classify myself as Knucklehead when it comes to cars.
I have a 2014 Honda Accord EX , just over 71,000 miles. With all the wear, repair and tear, etc., KBB offered just over $8000 for the cash offer deal where I go into a dealership, and likely is never the case yadda yadda. I owe just over $9000 for the car.
What I would like to do, in an ideal world, is get rid of my Honda and get another car for equal or lesser value of what I owe ($9000) in it’s place. Still in my ideal imaginary world, I would drive this car, pay it off in a year and drive for maybe another year after it’s paid. What is the best way to do this? For my car - sell privately or trade-in? I know they will try to get me to trade-in for a more expensive car and I am not doing that. Should I buy privately? I worry about lemons. Is this a pipe dream?
Any advice/assistance is appreciated. Thank you!