BUYING A USED CAR::
You can purchase a used vehicle through a private party or reputable dealership. Either way, you need to know specifically what to look for and how to ask questions. Most people are honest but unfortunately, there are some that would be perfectly happy with taking your hard-earned money and sending you off in a vehicle with a short life span.
When shopping for a used vehicle, there are some very basic things to help you get started:
It is true that buying a used vehicle can be somewhat more difficult than a new vehicle. Unfortunately, there are many used vehicles waiting for a new home that should not even be on the market. However, just as there are bad used vehicles, there are also some very reliable ones. There are several specific things you should look for and insist on when buying a used vehicle whether it comes from an individual or a dealership. This is your money and safety, so stand up for your rights. These could be red flags for serious problems:
Once you have chosen a vehicle to buy, you need to ensure that it is in good working order. As a consumer, you have the right to check into the vehicle's history and if at any time the seller refuses you this right, walk away and do not buy.
The most favorable way of paying for a used vehicle is with cash, if possible. This will promise an easier transaction and can actually work in the buyer's favor when going through the negotiation process. It is not uncommon to offer $2,000 cash for a vehicle advertised at $2,300 and have the seller accept it.
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