Home     Forum     401k     401k Rollovers
    Register   Login   Members   Search   FAQs     Recent Posts    




Buying a new car

Reply to topic
Money Talk > The Green Room

Author Thread
Flill
Member


Cash: $ 4.90

Posts: 22
Joined: 21 Sep 2017

Buying a new car  Reply with quote  

What are the most important things to check when buying a second-hand car?
Post Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:38 am
 View user's profile Send private message
oldguy
Senior Member


Cash: $ 748.25

Posts: 3638
Joined: 21 May 2006
Location: arizona
 Reply with quote  

Verify that the car has not been is a collision - bent frame, twisted frame, dog tracking. Those things cause crooked tire wear, front-end alignment problems. These things are difficult/expensive to correct. Fortunately, the research is available - carfax.

Test drive: That will tell you how the engine performs, engine noises, exhaust smoke. Front end shimmy. Rattles, noises. Listen for rear differential noise/whine.

Check for small stuff - radio, window operation, power door locks, dash board lights, speedo, odo, fuel gage. Most of these are inexpensive to fix - but it also gives you an idea if the car was 'kept up'.

And there are some brand-specific things to check. Eg, GM cars in the 2000 era have/had failed fuel gages, door lock solenoids, window motors, modules etc - almost all of the electro-mechanical items failed at least once on those cars. So google the car that you are looking at and see what failures are common to them.
Post Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:18 pm
 View user's profile Send private message
alexfisher50
Member


Cash: $ 2.25

Posts: 11
Joined: 25 Jan 2018
Location: USA
 Reply with quote  

Have the car inspected
If you’re buying your car used you may want to have it inspected by a mechanic before you finalize the purchase, especially if you’re buying it from an individual. You can get a pre-purchase inspection for $100. It will take the mechanic less than an hour — and it might save you thousands of dollars down the road
Deal with the paperwork
If you’re buying a used car directly from its previous owner, make sure that your sale contract transfers full ownership of the title and registration to you. It’s a good idea to get a lawyer to look through your contract and make sure everything is in order. You may also want to check with your local department of motor vehicles for any overdue registration fees associated with the car that might pass to you.
Take a nice test drive
You may be in a hurry to lay claim to your car and get it on the road. However, if you rush the test drive there’s a good chance you’ll regret it later. Call the dealership or seller in advance to book a test drive appointment. Don’t be afraid to ask for extra time. After all, you’re probably going to have this car for at least five years. You should spend some time getting to know it before you take it home.
Make sure to take a few moments after the test drive to play with the controls and adjust the seats. You should ensure that there are comfortable options for everyone who will be riding in your car.
Post Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:07 am
 View user's profile Send private message
VoucherCodes
First Time Poster


Cash: $ 0.20

Posts: 1
Joined: 17 May 2018
Location: UK
 Reply with quote  

Very beneficial.I too looking for buying a second hand car.The replies are most focused on the thing that to take care on buying cars.i wish to know about come discount codes available to buy these.
Post Thu May 17, 2018 11:14 am
 View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Tresdin
Contributing Member


Cash: $ 4.30

Posts: 47
Joined: 10 Oct 2017
Location: USA
 Reply with quote  

What new 2018 cars can you recommend to buy? Where I can get fresh reviews??
Post Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:13 pm
 View user's profile Send private message
GeorgeCarpenter
Contributing Member


Cash: $ 9.25

Posts: 41
Joined: 03 Oct 2017
Location: USA
 Reply with quote  

quote:
Originally posted by Tresdin
What new 2018 cars can you recommend to buy? Where I can get fresh reviews??


There are many new cars from popular brands, I recommend to watch professional reviews and then to make a choice. What's your budget? You can find many interesting reviews and videos here, I always read this blog.
Post Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:31 pm
 View user's profile Send private message
swipka777
Member


Cash: $ 4.45

Posts: 21
Joined: 20 May 2016

 Reply with quote  

I was buying car from the US auction and shipped it to Canada with customs broker company http://clearitusa.com/ . It was really hard to import it by yourself.
Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:33 am
 View user's profile Send private message

Reply to topic
Forum Jump:
Jump to:  
  Display posts from previous:      





Money Talk © 2003-2018