Maintaining and driving your vehicle are top priorities, but I’m frequently asked about used cars, where to find them, and how to choose one in good condition. I’ve always believed that a vehicle’s value is primarily determined by how well it is cared for, but you must begin with a high-quality car. If you’re buying a used car, I recommend going to a place where each vehicle is put through a regular inspection to ensure it’s in good working order before you drive it off the lot.
- Used cars.com is a great deal and claims to have the best-used car inventory in the world.
“We’ve been helping millions of car shoppers find used cars online at the best price for their dream car and a hassle-free buying experience. With over half a million used cars in montclair listings, we are the largest used car buying service on the Internet.” After searching their list a few months ago, I recommend their site for online searching and find an excellent value on a Used Truck. Their site’s longevity, as stated in the quote above, indicates that they provide value.
- Through independent auto sales by auto owners, eBay.com has provided excellent options.
Although I have not purchased a vehicle through eBay.com, several friends and associates have, and they have had positive experiences. Each of them has been extremely pleased with their car and with their purchase.
Buying from a private seller often results in lower initial investment, but you must inspect the vehicle yourself. There is no warranty, so don’t expect one.
- Craiglist.org has valuable vehicles for sale, either by the owner or by a dealership advertising a sale.
My sister recently bought a 14-year-old Ford Mustang on Craigslist.org and is delighted with the outcome. Her ‘new to her’ Mustang had been well cared for and needed a new home. This former commuter vehicle has a cherry exterior, a new gray interior, low mileage, and no dents or dings.
- Internetauto guide.com offers various rebates, discounts, and buyer options for new and used cars.
On their website, they offer low gas prices as part of their service. If you’re looking for a way to save money on gas, check out their website for great deals and better mileage.