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Dealerships don't want your trade-in, it costs them money to get your old car re-sold

Absolutely not true, at least not if you have a nice trade-in. Nice, well-maintained, lower mileage cars are very desirable, and difficult to obtain other than by trading for them. Used car departments are generally quite a bit more profitable than new-car departments, and the most profitable used cars are the three to eight year old local trades with good ownership and service history. A nice, clean one-owner 99 model car with 45,000-60,000 miles is typically sold very quickly by a dealership.

Now if you're talking about a 94 Cavalier with 115,000 miles, that is a different story.
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