Shopping for your First Used Car
So, my niece just graduated from high school and her parents are taking her to go look at cars. My sister said her husband was getting frustrated throughout their search because of how expensive all of the cars were that the salesmen showed him. Even after explaining to the guy that his daughter is only 17 years old and this is her first car, they were still trying to get him to purchase cars well above his price range. Finally, he took my niece down to a local used car lot where he not only was able to find her a nice used car that ran really well and fit his budget, with the money they saved, he put it into my niece’s savings account.
Shopping for a car can be one of the most frustrating experiences ever. I have shopped for a new car only twice in my life and both experiences were less than pleasant. The first time I purchased a car that was supposed to be new but felt as though it had 100,000 miles on it. After test driving it for the allotted period of time, I took it back and got a refund. The next time I tried purchasing a new car, I was initially very happy with my purchase. It looked great and ran great, at first that is. And then, to my surprise, right after my warranty expired that was when my vehicle started to experience trouble. Having to pay a car note while paying for repairs on a car that you can’t even drive is one of the worst experiences ever.
Needless to say, I have had a few cars in my life, some of which were given to me, and other than those two dealerships, I prefer pre-owned vehicles. While some people may think to buy a used car is asking for trouble, I disagree. I find that used cars, at least in my experience, have most of the kinks worked out. The key is to get your car from a good lot with trustworthy dealers. You can start an online search for any used vehicles for sale brooklyn ny in your area
The owner of the lot where I got my latest vehicle from only gets his cars from the auction and he always have the cars accident and owner history available for view. The car I have now only had one previous owner, no accidents and is in tip-top shape. Best of all, it only cost me $2,500 and it rides like a gem. In fact, this is the best vehicle I have bought to date and it cost me the least.
I guess with car shopping just like with anything else in life, it is not always about the what but the how. In other words, it’s not about what type of car you get, new or used, or where you get it from, but more importantly, how good does it run is the question.