Former Car:2007 Focus SES bought new Oct. 31, 2007 with 2 miles on it. Leftover that was stickering for 20,400 and bought for 14,400 on A plan with incentives. Paid cash
Trade/Sell?:Technically sold, but after bought back from insurance from  running red light and fleeing. After dust settled and selling car complete, I got all 14,400 back on car. Basically I bought the car and wife drove it for just maintenance cost. She loved the car, but likes the new one better! ;-)
Prior car was a Ford Contour SVT owned since new in Dec 1998.
Had 110,000mi on it.
Repairs.. too many and i LOVED the car, but i just finally had it with stuff.
Sold it for well under the listed value as it needs both front wheel bearings again (replaced at 55,000 before) has had 'check engine light on more than half of cars existence. (I would only do the work when had to renew plates every other year.)
And the Check engine was on when sold it.
IF I could have purchaesd another brand new Contour SVT, and it got 30mpg i would do it.
I got a lot of tickets for speeding with that car in the last few years.
If I would have been caught doing all the bad/naughty speeding stuff I would STILL be in jail (I cannot say what, as I have been already cautioned for such comments)
One reason for getting out of a high(er) performance car (and NOT waiting for the ST) is i am just getting too old to be racing around all the time.
I used to be able to drive like a maniac and never got caught. Then I tried slowing down, and when I did drive fast i would get tickets.. Not all the time, but I realized I was just not paying enough attention to never get a ticket anymore. Becoming senile?
Anyway, i know driving a small engine car can be just as much fun as a big horsepower car. So i bought the Focus. Now i drive SLOW, the speed limit, and laugh at the annoyed idiots.. It is just as much fun. And getting 40mpg plus on the freeway is nice too.
2001 4dr SE with 162,XXX miles on it currently. Trading it in for my new '12 Ti 5dr. Only getting under $1000 for it because I don't want to hassle with selling it....It's served a great life, but it's a POS now. Looks GREAT on the outside, but peel away the skin and it's just pure Michigan rust. Rust doesn't sell too well down here in Florida...so I'll let it go quietly, "take my losses", and move on! [burnout]