How To Buy A Great Used Car
By December 1, 2016on
You say you would never be a sucker for those used cars that truly suck. But most used cars that have chronic problems aren’t easy to spot. They’re dressed up, advertised well, and sold by those who know the truth when it comes to the American consumer.
Most folks out there will fall in love first, and then “Buy with their eyes.”
I have bought thousands of used cars as a car dealer, and sold tens of thousands more as an auto auctioneer, and you know what? I see thousands of nice looking cars that are rolling money pits.
Every… single… week…
Used cars are a brutal vicious market for those that choose to simply believe in their fellow man. Too many sellers are unwilling to be truthful, and too few buyers take that deeper dive to find out that hidden truth.
I could tell you about used cars that would make public transportation seem like the only sensible option. Tales of stitched together death traps that looked as new as the day both cars were born. Cars with supposedly clean registration papers that turned out to be hotter than my home state of Georgia in mid-August.
Instead, I’m going to tell you how to buy a used car without getting taken to the cleaners.
- Part 2: How To Find Out The Real History Of A Used Car
- Part 3: How To Read A Carfax Report
- Part 4: How To Talk To The Seller… Who May Not Be The Owner
- Part 5: The Test Drive
- Part 6: The Inspection