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Selling a backpacker car

Author: Maisam | Date: July 12, 2017 | Categories: sell my car | July 12, 2017 | no responses

If you have recently been on a backpacking road trip, and it is now over, you may be wanting to sell the car. It has served you well during your time gallivanting about the country, but your road trip is over and you are ready to travel back by plane to your home country. And you certainly can’t take the car with you. You may miss it, but it’s just a car so you probably won’t. What you will get is some cash, and everyone loves cash.

Of course, selling a car quickly isn’t exactly easy. Especially if you want to sell it within the space of a day. Good luck being able to do that. It would be handy if someone could write a blog post explaining how to get this task completed quickly and easily, though. So without further ado, here it is. Read on to find out how to sell your backpacker car.


Make sure you have your vehicle registered for at least three months. You don’t want to run out of registration just as your trip is ending, as an unregistered car will have extra costs attached to it. So if you can sell it while it is still registered would be great.

Cleanliness is next to godliness

You want potential buyers to see a well presented car. A dirty vehicle will have a negative psychological effect making interested parties not want to buy regardless of how well the vehicle drives or how reliable it is. Clean and wax the car to make its quick sale more likely.

Advertise the vehicle properly

You would be best to focus on online advertising. An effective tool would be a website that a lot of people use, such as Gumtree. Be sure to take photos of it in nice clean settings, and do take dynamic shots of the vehicle. There are ways to take car photos that are boring and ordinary, and methods you can use to achieve a more interesting dynamic look.

Get your timing right

Apparently, if you want to sell your car, the worst time to do so is in between April and July.

Place the right price on your vehicle

You will need to do some research in order to do this part well. Look online and see what similar vehicles sell for and factor that into the equation. If you have started advertising and you are having huge trouble, have a look into whether you may have made the price too high.

Have a good attitude

Don’t go thinking that you are going to get all the money you paid for the vehicle back. For example, paying three grand for a vehicle, paying one grand for maintenance and repairs while on the road, and expecting to get four grand back when selling it. No-one ever gets the full amount of a vehicle back when they sell. Even if they make it up. So forget about that if it is your plan.