Buying any used car can be a little stressful. Especially when it does not have any warranty left…and is not a “Certified Used” car. When you have no warranty…YOU must due even more due diligence than usual. First of all Go thru a Broker. They know the dealers and the cars. They will steer you in the right direction the first time. They can cut and sort thru the dealers who are not providing good used cars.
When you find a car that seems likely…make sure to look it all over first…then test drive it. Many flaws can be sorted out during this process. Then ask to see the check-list of items that were done to make the car road worthy. This list must include at least a basic safety check and test drive by a mechanic. Look at the work that was done. Is it mostly cosmetic or were there some things done that were a little more serious??? the nature of the repairs can tell you a lot about the car too.
Next look at the CarFax and see what it says. it should be clean….all Green….. No accidents, airbag deployments. No recalls and a good service history. If the car passes this test…and there is not warranty on it….you need to ask to take it to your own mechanic for a final check-up. Now if you get a good “Bill of Health” from your garage…then you can make an intelligent decision on the car. If you’ve hired a broker,….they will have the best price for you already. Now the rest is up to you…do you like the car???…..or not? If you like it …buy it….otherwise pass.
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