So, I have a 2002 Audi A4 3.0 with CVT. The transmission is failing (does not engage when going from reverse to drive and also fails to engage after stopping at a light) and, as we all know, CVTs are pretty much DOA once they begin to malfunction. Both the dealer and an independent transmission shop that I trust say it'll cost about $7,000 to replace it. The car is worth about $5,000 in working condition, according to Kelly Blue Book, so I can't see putting another 7 grand into it. It breaks my heart to do it, but I feel my only option is to get rid of it.
I'm looking for suggestions on the easiest way to go about that. Sell it to a junk yard? Take what I can get for it in trade, assuming a dealer would want it? It is reasonable to expect to get a couple of grand for it? It's in good shape otherwise. Leather interior is in good shape, engine and brakes are good, body has very minor dings and scratches.