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Ask people you know about where they bought their vehicle and their experience. You can learn a lot from other people's experience, which can save you a lot of time and money. Do not be shy about it. People usually enjoy sharing their experiences with others, whether they be good or bad. Ask the car dealer about the previous owner. The previous owner's age alone can usually tell you a lot about how the vehicle would have been driven and cared for. For example, teenagers are notorious for not getting repairs when they are needed and usually have a small accident or two.


Read all the documents that are presented to you when you purchase a new car. They will usually have a large stack for you to sign. Don't 2016 Ford Focus Springfield Massachusetts feel pressured into signing anything that you do not understand. If you do not understand something, ask about it before signing. Until you sign your name to all the paperwork, you can walk out of the dealership and not owe a dime.


Check for deals online. Thanks to the internet, you can now do the bulk of your car shopping online. You can browse through manufacturer's websites to preview features, compare prices between dealerships and check the reviews before you shop. While nothing can replace actually walking into a dealership for a test drive and final purchase, you can save considerable time and money by researching online first.


Make a wish list of cars that you are interested in. You have seen many cars in advertisements and on the road. It should be easy for you to build a solid list of vehicles that would suit your style. You can add a couple of dream cars that seem out of your range; however, be realistic about what you can afford. Have a firm price in your mind before you set foot in an auto dealership. That number should be about the amount you want to spend, and the research you've done about the value of whatever car you want.


Always bring a mechanic along when shopping for a new vehicle. Car dealers are notorious for selling lemons and you do not want to be their next victim. If you can not get a mechanic to look at cars with you, at least be sure that you have him look at your final choice before you buy it. If you are going to be purchasing a used car, one of the top things you should be looking at is the mileage of the car. As nice as a car may be, if it has 150,000 miles on it already, you probably will not get much use out of it.




Be on the lookout for year end specials. These specials generally start in the fourth quarter of each year and feature manufacturer set deals that remain unrivaled when compared to other deals in the year. These deals exist due to the new year and new model year, which means newer cars taking the place of older ones. Car shop online. You can find a vast selection of cars for sale online. Do not even visit a dealership until you have learned everything there is to know about your options. You can learn everything from MPG to resale value.


Look at "hidden" costs involved with a car. For example, various models come with different insurance premiums, miles per gallon, resale values and costs of repairs and maintenance. Look into what you'll have to pay for gas, how much it costs to change oil, and what replacement parts cost before you buy it. If you find out it will cost you extra, you might want to think about it more.


Be careful about who you give your precious social security number to. Dealers will use it to check your credit report when you give it to them. Having your credit checked for no reason can hurt you when it comes to getting financing. Do not give out your SSN and other personal information until you are seriously considering purchasing a vehicle. Do not pay for lots of extras when you are buying a car. Sure, it would be nice to have a lot of fun Sarat Ford Lincoln features in your new car, but do you really need them? Every toy or gadget you add jacks up the price of the car considerably. Figure out what you really need, and just stick to that.


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