How to go about selling my 2009 G8 GT
Original owner of a Blue 2009 G8 GT. I've had this car for 10 years and I think I want to get something new. I'm wondering what I might be able to get for it if I sell it as a private party. One of those trade-in sites indicated it's worth about $11,600 - $13,925 for "average" condition at this mileage and trim. Car has about 80k miles, with the front bumper splitting open again (it was not a great repair) from parking over curbs many years ago. Have some paint damage on a door from a bird that crapped on it which was really annoying. Also other minor paint chips and scratches on the hood and bumper and other areas, but those two things are the major blemishes on the body.
As for the interior, the headliner fell down and I stapled it back up because an upholstery shop said they have to take off my windshield to put a new one back in without folding it so I said to hell with it. Also have some "wear damage" on the driver seat leather closest to the door from getting in and out of the car a million times. Some of the interior plastic trim is showing some signs of age, probably due to the hot summers here. But it's not terribly obvious.
The car is stock, no serious drive train mods and has not had any mechanical issues other than the throttle body throwing an error and going into limp mode one time months ago, but I have not seen the issue repeated since then. The error code is still in there; I didn't clear it. Only "mod" is I added a hidden hitch for hauling small light load trailers for landscaping, but it can be taken off. Stock wheels and Nitto Motiva tires that are just about needing to be replaced (except for 1 which the tire shop replaced under warranty). Also have full spare stock wheel in the trunk.
What do you think this car is worth in this condition? If I sell this privately, what's the best way to go about it (web site recommendations)? What things are worth fixing up to get maximum value for the car. Should I just trade in and be done with it? I know some cheap body shop guys that could fix the damage but I honestly haven't sold a car privately before since the cars I had before this were all POS so I just traded them in.
Thanks for any insight on this. It was a great car and I really loved it. I'm family man now and I think I'm ready to get something a little bigger for kids and a bit more up to date. I'm not really a mechanic sort of person that can fix up old cars but I'm sure someone can mod and fix this puppy up to their specs.