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Not every dealer is on the Costco program or Truecar. Truecar will have a bigger dealer network, but they charge the dealers $499 if you buy a car after being referred by them so keep that in mind...the "deal" will be limited because they still need to make that $499 somewhere. Costco is not free for the dealers either.
If you really detest the process and don't want to negotiate, either of these referral services will get you a very good deal, but not necessarily the best. And they limit your choice of dealer so if for instance you have a preferred dealer that is not in their network you are on your own.
Your 2007 with 108k miles will have very limited value to a new car dealer. They will buy it of course, but only with the expectation they will send it straight to auction and their offer will reflect that.
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