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How to choose the right used car
By purchasing a used car you can save a lot of money. You could buy a loaded model with all the bells and whistles that you might not be able to afford had you bought a new car. A new car depreciates quickly in the first few years and after 3 years it is worth only about 60-70% of the original price. In fact, as soon as you leave the dealership, your vehicle is suddenly worth $1000-$2000 less.

When purchasing a new car you basically are paying for its fresh "new" aroma and warranty. However, buying a new car does not always mean the buyer will get perfection.

A new car may come with problems associated with poor design or manufacturing defects that may have been already repaired during the warranty coverage period if it's a used car. The same is true for all kinds of recalls and campaigns.
Buying a used car is still a bit of a gamble - there is no guarantee that the car is accident-free, has real mileage, and was properly maintained. There may be some hidden problems like a worn out automatic transmission, or engine problems that may not have been obvious when you test-drove the car.

How to check the used car engine

Things you should know before going to check a used car.

When buying a used car, without a doubt, first check a car history records. Some cars may have been flooded - worthless to buy. Others were written off by insurance due to serious accident. Many cars have altered mileage, and so on.
Follow this link to learn more How to check a used car VIN history report
If looking at the used car you noted any problem with the engine (e.g: major oil leak or strong noise) or any abnormal behavior don't let the salesperson to mislead you. They may tell you, for example, that the leak is "overflow from the recent oil change" or "the noise will disappear later by itself or something like this". Generally, such defects never disappear by itself. If you have hesitation, move on - there are so many cars available.

Used car buyer's checklist
Print this checklist as a guide when you are planning to purchase a used vehicle.


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