In Reply to: Need Advice: Private Party Car Sale posted by Jayhox on February 27, 2001 at 09:22:39:
But generally speaking there's no "wash" afaik so you LOSE benefit of "only the difference" sales tax that you get trading at a dealership --and you can be sure the dealer lobby intends to keep it that way. Since I take better-than-average care of vehicles I usually come out considerably better in spite of it by selling to individuals rather than trading. So I only trade when I just don't want to go through the hassle of selling a particular vehicle outright. Since I don't lease I can't answer any questions regarding that, but once you pay the buyout on an off-lease car then it's simply your property same as if you bought it from the start. So can't see how there would be any issues at all there.
Hope you enjoy the M3 as much as the Z3!