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Hello! I was just wondering where I can get a idea what to sell my car for? I am recently widow and sooo new to this. I do not want to sell too low or ask too high of a price for it. It is a 1990 2 door. Chevrolet Cavalier.

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Julie Becker-Myers, Director of Automotive Systems Technology at Northwood University I would recommend using two different websites. First, Kelley Blue Book is a great site, as well as AutoTrader's website. The one bonus with AutoTrader’s website is that you can actually place an ad to sell your vehicle, which can be done for a fee. If selling your vehicle online is what you prefer, I would recommend placing it on Craig’s List first, as this option is free. The big thing you need to keep in mind is you must be realistic on the condition of the vehicle. Values of vehicles change dramatically based upon condition, and miles.

Patricia Algier , Owner at Valley Dealer Exchange Inc Dear Darlene, It really depends on condition and mileage but assume it is in good condition I would guess $1000-$1500.00 You can always go to ( Kelly Blue Book ) and you can get the value. Patti

Georgia Brown, Director of Education at National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) You can access the NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association)car guide by going to which will prompt you to enter information about the car you want to sell and the zip code you are selling it in. The zip code is important so the price is reflective of the market in that area. The results will give you a ballpark figure of what your car would sell for retail. You might also check the classified ads in your local newspaper to see if there are similar cars listed and their prices. If you have a reliable mechanic that you have done business with for years, he should be able to give you an idea of a fair asking price in your area. He may even know someone who is in the market for a car just like yours!! Georgia Brown

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