How to Buy a Used Car

Posted by Buyfearlessmotors on February 26th, 2019

When you are looking to buy a used car, there are a few questions you should always ask the seller to make sure you are getting a good deal. There are some great bargains to be had out there, but how do you know if the car you are interested in is going to break down within 5 minutes of driving? You've had a good look at the car and everything looks ok, but are you really sure if the car is a good deal? To avoid being ripped off, make sure you ask the seller the following questions:

All the Barefoot team members have only ever owned second-hand cars. We just don't see the point in driving around in a ,000 car that in three years will be worth ,000. Cars are depreciative assets, and unless you need to compensate for something there is no real point in forking out for the latest model Commodore.

So buying second hand is always best, and who knows - it might just be old enough to be retro cool. Think torrents and old minis! Japanese Used Cars Tauranga

Here are some key pointers for the smart buyer when it comes to navigating shady second hand car dealerships and making sure your car loan is more than it needs to be.

Define a budget before you go shopping for a used car. Whether you are paying cash or financing you need to know how much vehicle you can afford. If you are financing, it is recommended that you don't take a term longer than 60 months.

Don't get hung up on a particular make or model of used car. Most cars built in the last few years are reliable and will serve you well. Don't pass up a great buy on a car or SUV because you don't like the badge. Import Japanese cars New Zealand

Take a thorough test drive. Make sure you drive your new-used car in a situation like you would drive it in everyday.

Know the used car market. This is important not just to make sure you get a good deal but also to save yourself from headaches. Know the wholesale vs. retail value of the models you are considering. Keeping in mind that the dealer will need to make a small profit, try to buy your used car of choice at the lower range of retail values.

Get everything in writing. If there are any promises or warranty attached to the purchase of the used car makes sure you get the details in writing. Ideally you will buy a car with some left over factory warranty on it. Most manufactures today offer at least a 5 year warranty on the car's engine and transmission that is transferred from owner to owner. Quality Used Vehicles Tauranga

Control your emotions. If you want to get a good deal on a car don't let wants turn into needs. Remember there are many cars out there make sure you have covered all the bases before you make a decision.

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