How do I find what my car is worth?

And where can I find an appraisal tool to determine how much to ask for my car?

Fred D., Aledo, Texas

You can find used-car values with our Kelley Blue Book Values tool that’s located front and center on the Cars.com homepage. All you have to do is plug in the vehicle’s year (1987 to 2007 are available), make, model and trim, then choose the options on your car and it will spit out retail and trade-in values. The used-car values are fed by Kelley Blue Book. For the most accurate estimate, you have to choose the condition of your car, but don’t get greedy; there’s no way that 1987 Mitsubishi Cordia rusting away in your driveway is in “Excellent” condition. Finding the value of your car is an important step in finding the right asking price, but there are other considerations. For more tips on how to price your car, see the Pricing Your Car article in the Cars.com Selling Advice section.

For older and collector cars, Kelley Blue Book offers an Early Motor Guide that lists vehicle retail values for the 1946 to 1987 model years.

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on October 3, 2007 in I'm Just Wondering | Permalink

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