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How to Get the Best Deals on a Used Car

How to Get the Best Deals on a Used Car


How to Get the Best Deals on a Used Car. Don’t be taken in by smooth-talking used car
salesmen. Find the best deal without paying for a bunch
of extras you don’t want or need. You will need Internet access Car trader magazines
Test drive Mechanic Tow truck driver Financing Trade-in car Vehicle history report Negotiation
skills and documentation and license fee. Step 1. Research online, in newspapers, and car trader
magazines to get a an idea of what’s available in your price range. If you’re buying from a private owner, insist
on driving the car first, and have a mechanic check it out. Step 2. Determine what make, year, and model is best
for you. Ask an auto mechanic or a local tow truck
driver about the kinds of cars they see the least so you can go after something reliable. Step 3. Eliminate needless haggling and delays with
a private seller or car lot salesperson by finding out beforehand how much financing
your bank or credit union will extend for a car. Step 4. Create wiggle room in the negotiation price
for a used car at a dealership by determining a fair value for a trade-in car ahead of time. Remember that the Kelley Blue Book is only
an estimated listing of what dealer prices average, not necessarily what the dealer will
accept. Step 5. Evaluate dealership discounts, such as low
finance charges or cash-back incentives. Carefully calculating and choosing between
a zero percent payback and an attractive rebate can reduce the total spent on a used car. Step 6. Make a low offer to invite the salesperson
to reject it and justify their asking price. Come up on the offer incrementally, but only
as high as you originally intended to pay, and always be ready to walk away. Step 7. Check the fine print before making a deal. An extended warranty might not be worth it. Pay a documentation and license fee, with
sales taxes and stipulated repairs to be done before signing. Did you know With nearly 700,000 clunkers
traded in, the $3 billion “Cash for Clunkers” program was an unprecedented success.

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