A ll said and done, having a car of one’s own is close to b eing a necessity for most folks unless you happen to live in one of big cities where public transport is good, and or, the traffic is so bad you would prefer not to drive. Even in the latter scenario, there are times when having a car is needed and is very convenient and indeed, buying a car is a definite rite of passage for most Americans, and something that is looked forward to from the moment of getting that coveted driver’s license at the age of 16 years. Well, as much as a new car has its own set of appeals, often times one may not have the wherewithal to buy a shiny new car from the dealer, and so go on the hunt for used cars for sale that fits our price point and needs.
So, how do you start a search for used cars for sale? Do you ask your c ircle of friends and relatives if someone has or knows of a nice used car you can buy?
Use the Kelly Blue Book to get information on the make and model you’re interested in, and see what similar cars are valued at. This way you have a ballpark figure to begin with and have an idea about, and can negotiate with the seller accordingly. Take the car for a spin, get a trustworthy mechanic to inspect the car for you, or see if the owner has the latest papers and repair work on the car.