Buying a user car.
March 15, 2012 12:32 AM Subscribe
I have not bought a used car before by myself. I need some help.
posted by digividal to Shopping (20 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
I have bought cars that were used before but always from someone I knew well, and I didnt really have any issues. I did the prudent thing and have a mechanic look it over and check it out.
Currently I am looking for a Toyota Tacoma, and I do not have any friends who are selling one. I think its a pretty reliable truck, hopefully. I had a Tundra for a while, but it gulped gas, and because of the economy I sold it.
So anyways, I have been looking at used cars and I am confused.
I look on many different sites, and I m confusion is that the advertised
price for the used cars, even some that are 3-4 years old, seem more expensive than buying a new car. I have been told that if you buy a new car and drive it off the lot you loose quite a high percentage of its worth.
If the car is a couple of years old or more I would expect the price to be lower than buying a brand new car.
I am missing something but I am not sure what. Can anyone
explain this to me?
I know this has to be most people know and understand so I feel foolish having to ask.