Buyer Tips

Tips for Getting Used Cars Cheap 

By Mike Richards Updated: 07/30/2018 Posted: 10/17/2015

Buying a used vehicle is not generally something that people look forward to doing, especially if they are buying through a dealership. Even buying online can be a hassle. However, it doesn’t have to be a miserable experience. With some simple tips, you can make the experience easier and get cheap used cars.

Do Not Go Over Your Budget

Only you know how much you can spend on your vehicle. The dealer might try to get you to stretch your budget, but don’t listen to them. Stick to your budget and be willing to walk away from the dealer, or from the auction, if things start to look as though they are getting too expensive. You will be much happier with the result and you will not have to suffer from buyer’s remorse, knowing that you spent more than you should.

Know the Value of the Vehicle

It is extremely important to research the type of vehicle – make, model, and condition – before you buy. You need to know the value of the vehicle for its current condition. You can find the values through the Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds.

Have the value of the vehicles in mind when you are searching so you know if dealers are asking too much or if the auction goes too high. Know the history of the vehicle as well. If it has a rebuilt title, for example, the value will be lower, and that means you should be able to get it cheaper. Some of the rebuilt vehicles are in great condition, but the fact that the title says “rebuilt” can save you a lot of money.

Negotiating With Salespeople for Used Cars Cheap

When you are buying at a dealership, keep in mind that the prices on the vehicle are not set in stone no matter what the salespeople say. There is always room for negotiation. As long as you know the value of the vehicle, and you are willing to take some time to negotiate, there’s a chance that you can find used cars cheap.

When you negotiate, no matter how much you like the car, you need to look for the faults, even the small ones. Each of these faults will be ammunition that you can use when you are talking with the dealer. When you point out these faults, and show that you are willing to walk away, they will often lower the price. They want a sale, and you want a car. As uncomfortable as negotiating can be, it’s worth it if you want cheap used cars .

Buying Cheap Used Cars at an Online Auction

An auction can be a fantastic way to find cheap cars. You will not be able to negotiate at an auction, but you are in control of how much money you are willing to bid on a car or truck. Just stop bidding if things start to get out of control. Once again, you need to make sure you know the history and the value of the vehicle to determine how much you should be spending on the car.

Getting used cars cheap is possible if you take these steps under consideration. Saving money is important, so do your best to keep as much money in your bank account as possible when getting your next vehicle.

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