Sometimes it’s hard to say no when the guy down the street has a candy apple red BMW at 2000 dollars below list price. However, that’s usually the right time to say no. Even though buying used brings appeal because it offers the ability of buying a car that is a little to much for the budget simply because it’s been driven before. This is not the case with all used cars, and many automobile owners take pride in making sure their ride drives looks and sounds as well as it did the first day they got it. Others don’t take this same approach and that’s where there are a few things that should be considered when buying a used car.
Three Dangers In Buying A Used Car
1. Guarantees- When buying a new car dealerships and car companies will offer certain guarantees that cannot be offered by used car dealerships and personal sellers. These guarantees often offer thousands of dollars in discounts and without them owners can end up paying a considerable amount of money if anything happens to the car.
2. Buying Someone else’s Problems- Driving a car once or twice can be deceiving. Problems with cars often take several times of driving to recognize and knowing the car is a big factor in being able to tell how it drives. When a used car is bought, the problems of that car transfer from one owner to the next, and usually that relieves the previous owner of all responsibilities.
3. “Bang for the buck”- One problem today is that car buyers look for aesthetic appeal instead of efficiency and reliability. Often new economical cars will cost the same as used cars but will offer power train warranties and a more reliable care at the same price. This means scraping the idea for the trans am because it looks like night rider and buying the efficient one because it will hold it’s value longer.