The sale of cars is related to the state of the economy. When the economic figures of the country are good, sales of new cars increase. When the economy is down, the sale of used cars and cheaper brands increases. While new cars have a series of comparative advantages versus used cars, the correct choice of a used car can become a very good business, but for that, we must be clear about a series of points that we will detail.
How much is in your pocket?
Determine a range of cost. Before you even get started, you should decide how much you are willing to spend on the car. You also should have an idea of how the transaction is going to be financed (e.g., through the car dealership, bank loan, credit union, etc.). Make certain that your cost range includes incidentals such as extra parts, or any possible inspections.
Do you have the gut to walk away?
This is true with any car purchase. You need to be ready and willing just to walk away from the car. Either the price isn't right, the car isn't right, or your gut is telling you that the dealership employees are trying to screw you. Walking away isn't always straightforward, but if you're prepared to leave, you'll find it much easier to find the right car for you. With these tips in mind and a little homework, it will be much simpler to find the perfect used sports car.
How important is test driving?
You need to spend some time behind the wheel of the car you are thinking of buying. This allows you to have an idea of how the car responds to you as a driver. Ask that the test drive include the highway, a side street, and areas where cornering or turning will be necessary.
Are you paying without checking for damages?
Unless you know the seller, assume that the vehicle has been driven hard by an overgrown man-child until an inspection proves otherwise. Look for body damage, suspension damage, inspect the underside of the front edge of the bumper for signs of careless parking or bottoming out, and assume the vehicle has been struck or involved in an accident until a professional inspection proves otherwise. If the sports car you're considering has ever been introduced via power slide into a piece of infrastructure, you want to know about it before you fork over your cash.
Why in a hurry to complete the transaction?
This means more than just shaking hands across the table. You need to make sure that all the paperwork is in order and that any title information, warranties, or anything that relates to the purchase of the used car are there. It is understandable at this point you may a little bit fatigued and want to get things finished. Take your time. The adage 'marry in haste, repent at leisure' holds true in this situation. You do not want any surprises to spring up after the money has changed hands.