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.
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
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.
check the used car engine
Things you should know before going to check a
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
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.
Print this checklist as a guide when you are planning to
purchase a used vehicle.