Buying a used car makes a ton of sense financially, but shopping for a used car can be daunting, especially if you aren’t overly familiar with the process or the market. And the truth is, when you’re buying a used car, a lot can go wrong.
There is plenty of good advice out there already, but here are a few common pitfalls that you might not know about.
Okay, let’s say you’re in the market for a car, but you don’t really care too much about saving money. You just want to spend a certain amount on the best thing you can get. Should you still buy used?
Hell yes! Why? Because buying used instead of new gets you WAY more car for your money.
For example, if you have $15,000 to work with, there actually are some decent new car options out there. One is the 2016 Ford Fiesta, recently named by KBB.com as one of the coolest new cars available for under $18,000.
Not bad. But if you go for a used car instead, that same money gets you behind the wheel of something much more interesting.