AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo
I own a 2003 Honda Odyssey 5 dr EX with 42,000 miles. I would like to trade it in for a new car. I want to know how much it is worth as a trade in before I go to a dealer. I had a minor accident but had it completely repaired. It is in very good condition except for some minor scratches on the outside. I was given one quote of 8500 by a dealer and was disappointed by that. How do I know what is fair?

Answers from the Automotive Experts

Patty Streeter,  at Lee, The best way to find out what your car is worth is to look it up on Kelley Bloue Book ( Since prices/values vary around the country, I used a random zip when I looked this info up for you... make sure you use your zip code and put in all the options when you check. Because I can't see your car, I can't tell you if his quote is fair or not. The best thing to do is to look it up and be armed with a number. Remember that a lot of dealers will only give you a trade-in value listed at "fair" instead of good or excellent. Based on the basic info you gave me, it looks like the value could be somewhere around $13500. Also remember that trade-in value is always lower than private party value. Check it out and even try taking it to a different dealer to get multiple quotes and go with waht makes you comfortable.

Contribute to this question:

blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Honda Odyssey FAQs

  • I really just want a copy of my repair work estimate for my Odyssey. This is the only ... Read More
  • Hi. I need some purchasing (or leasing) advice: I have a family of 6. We are looking ... Read More
  • Hello, my one and only vehicle that is depended upon daily in my family (a 1998 Honda ... Read More
  • I just had my 2014 Honda Odyssey's wheels rotated. Now my car pulls to the left on the ... Read More
  • Brought my van in for an oil change just before a 2,000 trip. Mechanic says both front ... Read More
  • Twice a year I swap my winter tires on to my vehicle in December and March. Each time I ... Read More
  • Hello Patty, I have 3 children, its very difficult for me to see my self in a minivan but ... Read More
  • I have a used car-buying Q for you: We have about $14K in hand. If we are looking at ... Read More
  • Sometime on August 4, the Read More
  • I am considering buying a new minivan. I am choosing between the honda odyssey and the ... Read More

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Looking for a New or Used Car?

Search for our Certified Female Friendly® Car Buying Marketplace locations

Help Our Charities