Places To Find Used Cars
When it comes to secondhand items, none will save you more money than buying a used car. Since the average call will depreciate about $5,000 once driven off the lot new, you stand to save big by going for a pre-owned vehicle rather than the latest model. Usually, very few changes are made to car models from year to year, so a two year old car will cost way less and still have most of the same basic features as this year’s model.
Now, when going to buy a used car, you will usually go to a dealership. This is usually ok, but there is going to be some markup involved and possibly some hidden fees. The plus is that there is usually some kind of guarantee on the vehicle should something fail. But this isn’t the cheapest place you can get a car.
Buying from the owner himself is usually the cheapest way to go. You will not get any kind of guarantee, but you’ll often be able to find an honest person who will be upfront with you. You’ll need to research how much it costs to get that kind of car repaired (American and Japanese cars tend to be cheaper) so you have an idea of possible costs down the road.
Another place you can find a used car is a pawn shop. Many pawn shops (like this one: http://uspawnjewelry.com/#!featured-items/ncs0q) have some used cars. This can be good when you need a car right away, and you may not have all the money you need (you can usually get one for some money and perhaps a trade from some other items). This can be great in the case of an emergency situation when you need wheels right away.
So save big and consider buying a used car.