Wow. With Bryan’s help (thanks Bryan!), I sold my 1996 Toyota Camry in less than 24 hrs after we had placed an ad for it on Craigslist. Yes, it is an old car, but it had lots going for it: one owner, no accidents, ‘only’ 114,000 miles on the clock, clean inside.
I paid $18,895* for the Japanese driving machine in 1996.
*At 3% annual inflation the 1996 dollars come to about $35,000 in 2017, which is about what one would pay for an equivalent car (and hopefully with some great new technology).
And did I get a $35,000 new car? Well, no. I don’t spend nearly enough time driving a car to work, or in the city (with plenty of public transportation options), to justify that. I ‘upgraded’ to a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid that I bought from a friend. And let’s see what electric car options are out there, in a few years, is what I am thinking.