New Year, New Vehicle…Used Vehicles

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Posted December 15, 2013 by Jean Ml. in Moda

New Year, New Vehicle…But what happens when the vehicle you have decided to buy is used?

Buying brand new cars is a thing of the past. With the economy the way it is, people are saying: do I really need to buy a “NEW” car?

Used vehicles are now more attractive to consumers than ever.

The increased demand in used vehicles has been dramatic, according to Mannheim Used Vehicle Value Index, compiled by the consulting arm of Mannheim Auctions, a major dealer-only auction company. The index stood at 122 during last month – the highest level since its inception in 1995. The index is based on data from the 5 million annual vehicle sales at the company’s wholesale auctions and used vehicles are temptations for those who are planning to buy car.

STEPS TO FOLLOW BEFORE BUYING AN USED CAR
  1. Before making a decision make sure to read the vehicles reviews.
  2. Compare the vehicle you want with other vehicle in the same price and quality range.
  3. After making the right choice on the vehicle you need, is time to go car hunting.
  4. Once you arrive at the dealership, you will see the car you want, the car you have dreamed about and the car that is suitable for you needs. And now with all the cars you have seen so far you are undecided to which one you should get. Before getting the checkbook out, it is recommended to do a research on the vehicle using the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). This is a great and useful tool for you, it gives you all the information such as repairs, accidents and claims regarding the vehicle you are about to buy.
  5. Make sure you’re an informed used-car shopper before taking the test drive. A little homework will put you in a used car that exceeds your expectations. The most important thing to remember when test-driving a used car is that you are the customer. The customer is always right. You set the agenda when it comes to your test drive – not the sales rep or the owner if it is a private sale. If any aspect of the test drive makes you feel uncomfortable – walk away. Trust your gut feelings.
  6. Always ask for the car warranty if applicable. The car you might be buying could still be under warranty from the manufacturer.

Be smart about how you invest your money, whether you are buying a ”transportation” or the next “babe magnet” vehicle, when buying a used car making a wise pick will make the difference between loving you new ride or hating your new headache.


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