If you live in the US, this chart is your best place to start looking. International posters outside the US may have region specific options not shown here!
Need advice on how to inspect or test drive a used car? Read this.
Where do i find a used car?In the US:-autotrader.com-carsforsale.com-criagslistIn Canada:-kijiji.caNeed a place to reference tons of different used models side by side?-edmunds.com
Want to learn how to fix a car yourself?Buy the Hayne's or Chilton repair for your car!Repair manuals will tell you how to do the job and what you need to get it doneStart with simple things like how to change the air filter or tires, or maybe changing your oilIf you are still interested, keep exploring!
Want a bike instead?Motorcycles are dangerous. Some tips on making them less so:Beginner's guide, courtesy of Amerifag:http://motorcyclebeginnerguide.weebly.com/Buying a motorcycle?<<<< Read this and this: http://www.clarity.net/~adam/buying-bike.html
Advice on making a successful advice post on /o/:If you are looking to get advice on a possible car purchase or car related problem, be sure to include:What car or cars you are looking at or as detailed a description of the problem as possible. Include make, model, year, mileage, condition, any know faults, the asking price, and what your budget is!If people have to ask you for every detail, you aren't going to get many replies!
1.)Get financing ahead of time/know your credit. You always want to have a financing option in hand before you go to a dealership. Nothing wrong with negotiating a better deal with them once you get there, but never go in empty handed. This way you can have idea of how much you can afford to spend, and what a car is going to cost you2.)Do your research. Know what values KBB/NADA/Edmunds/TrueCar are listing for the cars you are interested in. Also know what other dealerships are listing similar cars for. Dealerships will prey on the uninformed, so make sure that you are2b.)If you don't know enough about cars to inspect one yourself, arrange to get any used car inspected or bring someone who DOES know what to look for. It's surprisingly easy to polish up a turd and get it passed inexperienced eyes3.)Never take the first offer, unless it's a place like CarMax that doesn't negotiate. Dealerships know the game, and they always get a certain number of people to bite on the first offer. make them work a little to get your business4.)You can negotiate on more than the price. Oil changes, services plans, warranties, accessories are all fair game.5.)In today's world, internet sales departments are your friend. You can send a blanket email to 3 or 4 dealerships and get them to compete for your business, let them haggle with each other before you ever haggle with them6.)Get them to print you a Buyers Order for any car you are seriously, that is what you negotiate from. It will look like pic related, and itemize every line of the sale. Don't let them 4 square you or hand write shit on a piece of paper. Get a buyers order7.)Never be afraid to walk away from a deal. If you have a bad feeling, sleep on it. There will always be other cars
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