“I own a 2003 Honda Accord. It doesn’t even run but I want to take advantage of a local dealer’s “push, pull, or drag it in” promo that promises $4,000 for any trade no matter the condition. What are the tricks used by dealerships in these deals? Is it a good idea? Will they really give me $4,000 regardless of my car not running?”
As grandma always said, “If it sounds too good to be true…it probably is.” A blown up car is not worth $4,000, it’s as simple as that. So how is this dealer going to give you $4,000 for a car that’s worth much less? By using an old trick called “over-allowance”.