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Value Of Buying A Used Car
- Value Of Buying A Used Car
- Used Car Buying Scams
- Safe buying tips
- Making the most of your test drive
- Inspecting a Used Car
- Post Drive Inspection
- Questions to ask the seller
- Used Car Buyer's Checklist
As the list price of new cars has climbed, used vehicles have become more popular than ever. They're also more expensive than ever, inflation aside.
But thanks to great strides in engineering, vehicles have never been more durable and maintenance-free, and previously owned vehicles make a great purchase for the savvy buyer.
Learn how not to get burnt, and bag that bargain buy!
It's probably as important to "test-drive the sellers" as much as it is to test-drive the cars you're interested in buying. Are we serious? You bet!
With the number of used cars on the market rising, you'd best narrow your search and concentrate only on the ones with the most promise.
Two great methods are questioning the seller and inspecting the car before the test drive - ruling out sellers that aren't worth a visit, as well as cars that aren't worth a professional inspection.
Car shopping takes loads of energy and time. If you hire a mechanic to inspect a prospective purchase - as CarSite strongly recommends - it can also tax your savings, so narrowing down your search and interviewing the sellers can save you both time and money.