posted on Oct, 22 2007 @ 06:20 AM
Keep in mind these things:
* Get a 'car history report - Some dealers will put cars back on a lot that have been refurbished, look good, and won't tell the buyers
anything other than the car had alot of money put into it. I got snagged into buying a car for those reasons. I found out later that the car had
been in an accident, a few months prior, and the frame was out of alignment. The price of the car was right, but the financial maintenance headaches
were worse. For safety reasons - do your homework.
* Try to bring someone who is 'car savy' with you - Women, unfortuneatly, will be taken advantage of. Yes, there are laws out there to
protect us, but some of the 'lesser reknown' dealers will skirt around these laws and play on women's 'lack of mechanical know-how'. Always
'test-drive' your potential purchace with someone who understands what normal sounds of a car are. Those few extra pings, underneathe the hood,
might be re-assured by the dealer to be mere nothings, but someone who knows better will wave the red flag to possible dangers.
* Low Kilometers/Mileage - Ok...so you brought someone with you, everything checks out...but wow!!! "Is that the actual mileage, or distance
to the sun?" Some motors can take a beating, and seem to go on for ever. Others reach a certain 'peak', and just like the expirary date on a milk
carton, these cars conk out quickly. There goes your hard-earned cash, into the nearest car graveyard - the junkpile.
There are many many tips to make sure you get your monies worth when buying cars.