Car Buying Advice From Around the Web
Tips from personal finance bloggers to help you get a deal on a used or new vehicle.
You've likely heard that a new car loses value as soon as you drive it off the lot, making used cars a better value. But for the past several years, it's been hard to find a good deal on a pre-owned vehicle because supply was tight while people were hanging onto their cars longer during the recession. Finally, though, more cars are streaming onto the used market. with more supply, prices are dropping and deals can be found. So if you're in the market to buy a car, here are tips from some of our favorite personal finance bloggers to help you buy used -- or new, if you can't find a pre-owned vehicle that fits your needs.
5 Tips for Finding a Quality Used Car [MoneyNing] "Finding a quality used car is no easy feat, so you need to allot yourself plenty of time to do so."
6 Things You Should Check Before Buying a Used Car, But Don’t [Money Talks News] "That used car might look sleek, but you must do your homework to find out if it is actually dependable."
Stop Worrying ... You Probably Didn't Pay too Much for Your New Car [Bargaineering] "With all of the information available, shame on us if we pay too much for a new car. But in many cases, we’re probably getting a better deal than we think."
An Example of How to Save a Bundle on a New Car [Free Money Finance] "There are a lot of hidden rebates, incentives, and the like that are unseen by consumers. One tried and true way you can ferret them out is by getting competing dealerships to bid against each other."
5 Tips on How to Negotiate a Car Loan [Money Crashers] "You will have to be prepared for the never-ending sales pitch that is about to come."