fb_1076393375 Posted: 10/17/2012 10:13am PDT I've had a $7000 positive residual equity since I traded in my 2001 Turbo Beetle in 2006 for a 2006 Honda Element EX. I traded my 2006 Honda EX in late 2008 for a 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT. When my commute changed and I landed a local job I traded my 2009 Vibe GT with 46k miles in 2010 for a 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport. My commute changed and I was back to an 80 mile round trip so I traded in my 2010 Wranger 2ith 29k miles for a 2013 TDI Beetle with Sun/Sound/NAV. Each purchase NO money was put down! Just my trade. Monthly payment only grew slightly. The trick is run synthetic oil, wax your vehicle, use marine protectant on the interior, and get it equippedm not stripped! jimwilme5 Posted: 7/25/2012 2:19am PDT Thanks for the information.