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How to Buy the Best Used Car for Your Budget

How to Buy the Best Used Car for Your Budget

Buying a used car is a big decision for many people. In fact, it's one of the most expensive purchase that most people will make. That's why it's important to know how to buy the best used car for your budget.

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Buying a used car is a big decision for many people. In fact, it's one of the most expensive purchase that most people will make. That's why it's important to know how to buy the best used car for your budget.

  • Know what you want and stick to your budget - Before you start the car buying process it is a good idea to know what type of vehicle you are looking for and your maximum budget. For your budget you can look at the sale price or your monthly payments. Most website offer a tool that will allow you to determine what the monthly payment of the vehicle would be based interest rates, downpayment and term of the loan.
  • Know what you want and stick to your budget - Before you start the car buying process it is a good idea to know what type of vehicle you are looking for and your maximum budget. For your budget you can look at the sale price or your monthly payments. Most website offer a tool that will allow you to determine what the monthly payment of the vehicle would be based interest rates, downpayment and term of the loan.
  • After you have selected a few used cars that meet your budget and specific features needs pull a CarFax or AutoCheck to determine the vehicle history (accident, service records etc). This information will help you narrow the list of vehicles you would like to test drive.
  • Next, schedule a test drive at the dealership. Scheduling a test drive will ensure the vehicle is ready for you when you arrive at the dealership. If the weather is cold, often times the salesperson will have the car warmed up or in a shelter spot for your inspection.
  • When you have found the best used car for your budget, you will sit down with a finance person. The finance person will walk you through several options to help protect your vehicle and through the bank applications process.

With a little research, you can make your car buying experience stress free.