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How to Buy and Sell Used Cars

After decades of vacillating between cheap new car sales and dodgy used car sales, the rules of the New Year are suddenly all the more confusing. Used vehicles are a significantlycers depreciationand private sellers act in a way that mirrors that of the car dealerships. For those interested in selling their own car privately, the con artists must learn a few tricks to not only sale their cars quickly, but also make sure that they get as much as they pay for them.

With new car sales reducing and used vehicle values staying the same, you may have wondered “how do I make sure I sell my car quickly” The answer is quite simple, follow a few steps and strategies to ensure that your used vehicle sells quickly and for the right price/ dividends for both you and the vendor.

First off, check your car’s book value in the Kelley Blue Book, the most respected and accurate freight price guide available. A general general general computerised valuation is probably a better assessment than most people have ever considered or ever will, but if you’re unaware of how to check your car’s value or if you think prices have been priced out of line with the market, it helps to have a basic vehicle valuation checklist.

Once you’ve checked the book value, it’s advisable to visit some physical sea-urchin shows, as so often, the deals are better seen than heard. At auctions, it’s possible to see/ selectively for yourself how your chosen car/ truck fairs in the marketplace, and for a trade-in if the price/ value is too poor, there are quite a few private/ dealer ‘experts’ who are happy to help.

If you bought a new car and still owe money on it, it’s advised to pay off the remaining value of the car as soon as possible to minimize the amount of interest/ loan / credit payments you’ll have to make over the next few years (be sure to get a written agreement for the same payment for the same term of the loan agreement – not just for the term of the loan).


It’s quite common for warranties to be perpetual. It’s certainly worth knowing what are the two or three year guarantees on your warranty, as etc. But regardless, etc., etc. It’s wise/ imperative to make sure that this is specified in the documents you received from the Shreveport auto consultant/ broker.

Second, make sure to take the car / truck on a test drive lasting over an hour. What you’re looking for is aientedillac mileagewhere the engine/transmission operate smoothly and quietly and the ride is as comfortable as you can get from a luxury car. If you sense your car is not the one for you, it’s still worth a try if you like the way it drives and you had planned on keeping the car for a number of years – perhaps permanently. Take a better look at your other options.

In my own case, due to an existing vehicle I had traded in, I had purchased a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe (with over 4000 miles) with only 10,690.00 from the original trade in value. Well, the money was good, but I am not a fan of purchasing used vehicles. I had X Models, and loaded options in my 2003 Colorado Mitsubishi which were really enjoyable, but this Coupe had 3rd row seating that was very uncomfortable for me, and I wasn’t a sporting car fan, so I didn’t really need that much cargo room. I didn’t really see a lot of value in the extra storage room, unless you live in a particularly wet country, and have to carry 6 or 7 quarts of water when I was a passenger, but generally that’s not going to happen very often, unless you travel long distances. All in all, this Mitsubishi had just about zero storage space ever – unless you scrounge through the trunk and brother’s glove box, and the trunk is usually bottom of the kit-cabinet. As with most new vehicles, the older ones with narrow cargo areas tend to cook up the most grief, and to get a lot of trash together.

In the early days of my ownership, I had a 2 week old Lincoln Mark LT that had leather seats, and a sunroof, and 5 speed manual transmission. It was a great car for me, and I had 30k to mostly run it on gasoline, as well as adding a conventional carb for a little more fuel economy. It was a great car for me for several reasons, including cost and convenience. However, as other customers as well as my own experiences have indicated, there were significant problems that had not been correctly identified or repaired.

The problems occurred not often, but when they did occur, often it was not obvious that anything had happened.

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