Buying a Car?
„New or used” is the most basic dilemma of any car buyer. Is there an alternative to the two ways, though

„New or used?” is the most basic dilemma of any car buyer

Added 24 August 2015 by

„New or used?” is the most basic dilemma of any car buyer. Is there an alternative to the two ways, though?

Buying from a dealer; on manufacturer warranty and second-hand cars

As everyone knows, a brand new car is safer in use; plenty of time will pass before the warranty period ends. This comes at a high price, though. You may just as well consider buying a second-hand car but their lower cost results, among other things, from considerable difference in safety of use. In most cases, after you have paid for the car, any repair costs are to be covered by yourself, not the dealer, though in rare cases you may be offered a limited dealer’s warranty for a given mileage and time. In practical terms, if this type of cover is offered at all, you can almost expect the car to break down soon after you drive it home from the dealer’s; there is a reason behind such options. Transactions involving a dealer are still far safer than buying from another individual, though; in the latter you have no chance to get any warranty at all.
It is the car manufacturers who have found a niche in the whole car sales system. Not only do they sell brand new cars, they also focus on the second-hand ones… How is that possible?

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Buying a Car?
What sports cars are worth buying?

What sports cars are worth buying?

Added 4 August 2015 by

What sports cars are worth buying?

A sports car works best for dynamic drivers, which means you don’t usually buy it to drive city roads and park close to your local market. Which sports cars are worth buying, then? Here you will find an overview of models that available for second-hand purchase. This is, at the same time, the last article in our “how to choose” series. For those who haven’t read it yet, we recommend the following articles:

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Buying a Car?

How to bargain when buying a second­hand car?

Added 9 July 2015 by

The purchase of a second­hand car is a step­by­step process; it pays to spend a moment going overt hese steps to make sure the transaction goes the way you’d like it to go. The last step is price negotiation; by some, it might seem embarrassing to even try and ask about a discount. Is it really an embarrassment, though?

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Buying a Car?

How not to buy a stolen car

Added 10 March 2015 by

If you are looking for a second-hand car, make sure you do your best to check if it has not been stolen. Remember: not every car is stolen to be sold to the very person who (ignorant of the law) “ordered” one from the thief; some of them end up on regular car sales and are advertised as the seller’s property. While the first group of buyers is fully aware of the potential consequences of such a “deal,”  the others are, in fact, tricked into breaking the law. The legal consequences will be serious regardless of whether you were conscious of the situation or not; this is why checking the car is so essential.
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Buying a Car?

Tools to check a car online in the comfort of your own home

Added 2 March 2015 by

Tools to check a car in the comfort of your own home

When buying a car, it is important that you give yourself the chance to see it first, best if accompanied by someone who knows more of cars than you do. It is also essential to take the car to a trusted mechanic or an authorized service centre. Before it all starts, though, you can verify many features of the car while looking at it online.

A trusted online dealer will put the VIN of the car in the very offer, together with the date when it was first registered and its current number plates. If any of those are not to be found online, you can still email or call the person to get the missing information. As soon as you have it, there is a lot more to find out online about the vehicle you are interested in buying. There is one thing you need to remember about, though: if the offer is a fraud, the dealer may provide you with a VIN that does not belong to the car sold, so it is vital that you verify the VIN received with the one you find in the car when you go to check it yourself.

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