Hi, I have a vehicle that needs repairs to be done soon or else the car will fail. If the repairs are made, the car still has some life left in it and it was taken care of well enough during it’s life that it looks pretty good for a car made in '96 i.e. minor scratches and three or four smaller than dime-sized dots of rust on the body. Mechanics have confirmed that the car would be worth keeping if repaired.
However, I am moving off the main continental U.S. so will not be able to take my car with me so I must sell it. The repairs that it needs are a very recent development coming at a bad time. The quote for how much it will cost to fix, while not the worst amount of money I’ve ever seen someone quoted for repairs, is still not within an affordable range for me, otherwise I might consider fixing it up first and then reselling.
My questions are these: What are other options for selling a car like mine, besides just to a private seller? Would it be reasonable to expect to get at least half of what I paid for - even in spite of the repairs that it needs - it when I bought it used from another private seller around a year ago? For example, could I find someone who would buy it in order to fix it up? A dealer? A salvage yard for parts? Some other source?