Bought a car in new in 2019 for $40k (2018 model). Recently checked market value...$33k private value / $30k trade. Wondering if it’s a good idea to get rid of it. A6 w <30k miles if it matters. Thoughts?

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I mean do you like burning cash?

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Are you planning on replacing it? If so, check inventory before as you may need to include some lead time to find what you want.

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There are massive shortages across the industry, if you're planning to sell/trade it in for another car, do your homework to make sure what you're looking for is actually available.

Besides that, I'd get second, third, and fourth opinions on how much your car is worth. It's 100% a sellers market right now due to the vehicle shortage and it's pretty easy to get top dollar.

The only way to make buying a new car a sound financial decision is if you drive it into the ground over 10 + years

I’m not sure - leasing the same car over the same period would have cost about $450/m for 30 months =$13.5k. The math actually worked out better for buy (due to heavy incentive/rebates).

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