The Retail Excellent is what a dealer may sell it for if the car is in excellent condition. The Trade-In value Fair & Good values will be your best friend. You want to try to buy below the Trade-In Fair value. If not – then as low as possible near that price range.
$500. Game Plan: Because you are starting on a limited budget of a thousand dollars, you will want to look to buy cars that are listed in the $800.0 – $1,200 price range when shopping on any on-line classified such as Craigslist.