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I would like to know how to safely sell this camry that my daughter is no longer driving. The inside does not look very nice but it is clean and the car runs well. I am afraid to meet anyone and let them drive the car with me in it....other than taking a picture of their driver license what can I do to protect myself. i have been told not to use craigslist and to only take cash for the car.

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Karen Salvaggio, Owner - Professional Race Car Driver at Thunder Valley Racing Hi Debbie, Your question is a bit out of the scope of our usual topics, but here are a few tips. You are wise to be very careful in the sales process of your daughter's Camry. There are reputable consignment dealers which can ususally be found in a Yellow Pages search, or on the Internet in your area. If you choose to market the car yourself, elicit the help of a friend in posting in the local newspaper or through an online source such as Either way, do not go for test ride with anyone, do not take the car to someone's house, and only show the car when you are with a trusted friend or family member. Best words of advice would be to employ the assistance of a professional auto sales company.

Stephanie Gutierrez, Marketing at Victory Auto Service & Glass Debbie, I can definitely see how this can cause a dilemma regarding safety. If you plan to sell your vehicle to a private party (versus a car dealer) you would likely have the same concerns if you list in on Craig's List or a local newspaper so here are a few ideas. I would set up a potential buyer to meet you at the shop where your Camry has had its service work performed. I'm sure your shop personnel would be happy to help you sell it as well as provide service history and go on a test drive with the potential buyer. If you don't have a local shop then I am sure most reputable shops would be willing to help you once you explain your situation with them. You may consider offering to pay them $20-$50 dollars for their help, although the shop most likely will not charge you. Definitely only sell the vehicle for cash and don't provide the buyer with any personal information etc. If you follow these guidelines, I truly think that Craig's List will find you a buyer.

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