I wanna buy a car. Anyone got any tips fo buyin one? What features should I look for/avoid? Does anyone know which website is best to look in? I look
at Craigslist.org, maybe there are other websites. Any advice would be appreciated.
Common factors should be body condition and structural integrity plus maintenance costs, can you afford the insurence and fuel requirements. Plus
it's history, check out the following site for that or vehix.com;
Talk about it to everyone you know about it. Look for one for sale in nice neighborhoods, and out in the countryside. Make friends with your local
mechanic. Take your time. Use the web to research the used cost of the one you find, like bluebook value, etc.
Be wary about vehicle history reports. They usually only report major overhauls to the car like when it has been totaled in an accident and
completely rebuilt. A vehicle history report will not tell you whether the previous owner(s) maintained the vehicle well nor will it tell you whether
they drove the car with care. For all you know, you could be buying a car from someone who never changed the oil and drove the car fast over speed
A tip I learned is that you should check the cars fluids. They should be clear and not too full of dirt. This is a sign of propper maintenence, but
not conclusive proof as the owner could have changed the oil or some other fluid for the very first time just before he is selling the car. Also, try
driving the car on a bumpy road to see how the suspension feels.
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