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August 03, 2011

In Market for a Used Car?

12 Steps for Buying a Used Car12 Step Program for Buying a Used Car by Courtney Caldwell

1. Do Your Homework
Identify what you want before going to a dealership. Since your choices may be limited by what you can afford, determine your monthly costs before you do anything. Make a list of expenses to own the car including insurance, maintenance, gas, and other associated costs. Does it fit into your monthly budget?

2. Go With A Brand Name You Can Trust
Choose a brand name dealer that offers quality certified used cars and backs their products with either a service contract or warranty. Many people fear having a bad experience at a dealership. While many indignities still prevail in some dealerships most brand name dealers usually recognize the importance of treating customers with respect. It’s your responsibility to find a dealer that will treat you with the respect you deserve.

3. Trust Your Instincts
Trust your instincts and apply the years of shopping experience and research skills you've honed from other purchases to the sale of a car. You don't need to know how an engine ticks to buy a car. Trust your instincts about the salesperson and dealership. [Get all 12 tips here]

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