Cheap used cars have their upside. Yeah, I said that. I know...I know….there is so much hesitation behind buying a cheap used car. There’s always the questioning of the reliability of the vehicle, the lack of tech and features, and perhaps most importantly...is it safe?
Those are all fair and reasonable concerns.
So how can you find a cheap used car that works for you?
First things first, do your research! Anytime you plan to purchase a vehicle you should be doing research. Read reviews from previous owners, watch informative videos on specific cars, get a Carfax report on the vehicle and look through the service history records.
This will give you an idea of whether the purchase is a good idea or not, and give you a sense of what potential issues you could encounter with the car if something were to go wrong.
Secondly, be aware of the brand you are buying from! There are some car manufacturers that tend to have higher rates of reliability and vehicle life-span. You should know if you don’t already, that car manufacturers like Toyota, Subaru, Mazda, Ford, and General Motors tend to be very reliable. American made vehicles also tend to be cheaper to fix if they do have an issue due to the parts being more frequently available and made in excess.
The third thing you can do to make a cheap used car work for you is be honest with yourself. Understand that if you buy a cheap used car as a means for transportation, you have to know that is exactly what it is….a means for transportation.
Don’t buy into the idea that you are missing out on a “premium driving experience” if you don’t have the newest and most expensive car on the road. Used Cars, especially cheap ones have lots of charm, character, reliability, and features to make driving everyday an enjoyable experience. Embrace that, and enjoy the ride!
Priced Right Auto stands behind all of the vehicles we sell. We buy a wide variety of used cars from out of state to ensure they are rust-free, and we have our ASE Certified Technicians service them before they are made available for purchase.
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