I have a 2001 BMW 330Ci which is absolutely possessed. The stupid thing blew a head gasket last year. I wanted to get a new engine, but someone convinced me to just fix it instead. Bad move. BMW recommends that you not do this, and I can see why now, because I see coolant coming out the exhaust pipe. Basically, the damn thing is going to stop running again, and probably soon. I still owe $14,000 on it. I know there is no way I am going to get that back for it, but at this point, I just want to get something. I could try to do a private sale before the stupid car dies, but I'd rather deal with a dealer instead on a trade in. I think they are less likely to come after me, plus they can absorb the loss better than an individual would (they could part it out, etc). So I guess my question is, how likely am I to get a decent trade in? I mean, how much does a dealer check out the car before doing a trade in? And, if the thing goes bad, will the dealer be able to come after me later?