You can sell your car for cash through a variety of outlets, including CarMax, AutoNation and eBay Motors. You can also sell cars through newspaper classified ads, via Craigslist and at swap meets or car shows in your area.
When selling a car to a retailer, such as CarMax or AutoNation, take the car to one of their locations for an evaluation. There, a technician test drives it, checks its particulars (such as mileage and accident history), and makes you an offer. Offers are typically good for several days, or so long as the odometer does not exceed a set number. If you accept the offer, you will be issued payment for your car at the time when you surrender it. The dealer usually handles the title transfer process.
If you decide to sell your car directly to another consumer, placing an ad in your newspaper's classified section, on Craigslist, though eBay Motors, a local car club or swap meet is a good choice. With this approach, you meet potential buyers yourself and arrange for a test drive. You are responsible for valuing the car and ensuring all title transfer paperwork is complete.