When I got my new car, the dealership was not going to give me much of anything as a trade in, so I posted it in the classifieds and on line. Since it had high mileage and needed some work, I was not asking for a lot of money. I figured if it did not sell, I'd give it to Goodwill or some other charity for a tax write off.
My neighbors daughter jumped at the chance to "buy" the car from me. The kid is 19, never thought she would want my frumpy 1999 station wagon, but she does. We wrote up a payment contract (three equal installments, she is still in college for another month) and the car now happily sits in their driveway instead of in front of my house.
I did warn her that the car is 1) old 2) needs work, I disclosed all the things my mechanic told me at my last two visits and gave them copies of the repair bill 3) should not be taken on huge road trips and 4) that being said, it was being sold as is. She just wants a vehicle that can take her to and from work and to and from her boyfriends house. She's happy, I'm happy and her parents are happy.
Funny how things work out...