classified ads for searching
Probably most people depend on
classified advertisements to find a used car. You local newspaper and
area shopping directories will contain lists of used cars for sale.
While dealerships may not list as many cars in the classifieds as they
might in an online directory, the vehicles they do list tend to be the
best ones they have for sale. The advantage to classified ads is that
they deal with cars available locally.
3. Take advantage of internet
With the advent of the
internet, sites selling vehicles can make it easy to find affordable
used cars literally anywhere. You can make your search local and find
used vehicles that are available within a certain number of miles from
your home. If you live in a rural area, your search might not turn up
anything, so in that case, supplying the zip code of the nearest large
town or city will probably provide you with a range of used cars to
choose from. Dealerships list their inventories of used cars on the
internet now, making it easy to find just the vehicle you want.
can also find a used car by visiting local dealerships in your area.
They can be located online or through the yellow pages of your phone
book. Most dealerships are subject to certain regulations that will
offer you some guarantee as to the roadworthiness of the used car you
are buying. The price of a certified used car will be higher than one
that is sold ‘as is’, but many people think that knowing the car will
last a certain length of time, at least, is well worth the extra money.
4. Ask people around you for quality
Word of a mouth or
just seeing a car with a “for sale” sign on it is also a way to find a
used car. You can also talk to relatives and friends to see whether
they have a car for sale. People with whom you have some sort of
relationship will often hesitate to sell you a car that is in poor
condition, hide defects, or charge too much. It is perfectly possible
to find a used car in good shape from a stranger, but be aware that you
will have no recourse if anything goes wrong with the car. Most
affordable used cars sold privately are considered to be sold 'as is',
and you should have any used car checked out by a mechanic before
paying for it.