How to Save on a Used Car

Tips and techniques that can help you save money when shopping for a used car.

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Saving money on a used car is about more than spending as little as possible on the car itself. You want to get a good deal, and that means getting the right car that meets (and will continue to meet) your needs.

Those needs vary as much as individuals (and cars!), so we're not wading into which used car to buy, but, rather, tips and techniques that can help you save money when shopping for a used car.

David Muhlbaum
Senior Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

In his current role as Senior Online Editor, David edits and writes a wide range of content for Kiplinger.com. With more than 20 years of experience with Kiplinger, he has worked on and written for a range of its publications, including The Kiplinger Letter and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. He is a co-host of Your Money's Worth, Kiplinger's podcast and has helped develop the Economic Forecasts feature.