Well this plan got shot to sh** today. I had my car appraised at a Subaru dealer, and they told me maybe $1000 for trade in. I'd be lucky to get around $4000 retail. 170,000 miles(got it a 98k in CO), and I still owe just over $6000. So it looks like I'm not selling the car after all.
Damn all that driving I do! 70,000 in 3 years on just THIS car. I also have a truck, bike, and a former second car(that the truck replaced) in the past 3 years. I'm probably over 100,000 miles in the last 3 years between all the vehicles.