I sold a 2000 Honda civic with 130k mi in 2007 for $5k cash. My buddy sold his 04 Subaru WRX today for about $8500 cash... My point is, that cars that are tunable and popular with mods seem to hold their private party value for years to come!
Being only 28 and having owned 7 cars in 12 years, my biggest piece of advice is #1 ALWAYS get a vehicle that YOU love and is comfortable. #2 you always shop around and wait to find the best deal between dealership and private party to better position yourself for years down the road when you go to sell or trade-in...
For me, I'll be holding on to my 335 for at least a decade and it will turn from Daily Driver to weekend warrior.
w/ -= VRSF 7" FMIC =-
-= Cobb: Stg1 +FMIC Aggressive ST =-
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