Nice to see it every once in a while driving around town!
The tax savings due to the write off was 4 times what the dealer would give me, and just about what it would have sold for. (and the 'tax savings due to the write off' was approx 36% of the 'retail blue book value')...
Sold both vehicles privately-- '93 Legend an '96 RAV4
Ran them through the dealer for a "courtesy trade" and netted
$27,500 towards the X.
The Canterbury Green Legend had 14.746 miles on it and a lot of NO's. ( Smoke, Pets, Kids )
... to Carmax and got a great deal. Simple, fast, no hassles. I was surprised to receive the offer I did.
A few years ago I donated an old Toyota Corolla SR5 to our churches benevolence fund. Although it was old, it was in super shape - I parted with it because it was a 4-seater in a 5-person family otherwise I would have loved to keep it. But the trade-in and/or wholesale value was low due its age. I felt better donating it to a worthy cause than "giving" it away at a low price.
Plan on selling privately someday but it is handy to have the old clunkers. I drive the old rig on bad weather days (short trips), towing the boat, to the hardware/lumber store and back and forth to work about 2 days a week.
Dropped collision insurance so it is cheap to insure and with all the yard projects I've had I can't do without it.
Why, I am keeping my "old" car, of course!!! I am extremely attached to my '97 Integra LS Coupe because it was my first car, and an awesome one at that. When I feel like "spirited" driving, I can break out the Integra because the manual transmission is awesome! There's still nothing like the feeling of being in complete control of a car, even though my MDX is giving me a new, "I can't believe this is my car" feeling! Yeah, so now I have two cars, and no one can understand why, but I just do. What can I say, I'm an Acura lover.