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Misadventures in Shopping For a Used Car

buying a used car with a rebuilt or salvage title

I used to love shopping for new cars. We did it fairly often back in day. It was really easy to see a car we wanted, walk into a dealer, trade whatever car we had at the moment, sign up for payments, and drive away. I don’t believe we ever tried to negotiate, at least not that I remember. Yes, it was a bit unnerving to deal with salespeople, but I knew we’d get approved and leave with a shiny new car eventually. This time around, we are shopping for a used car, and I’m  having all kinds of anxiety! New Cars Are a Rip Off After actually shopping around, it’s amazing to me that a new 2015 car costs $5000-$10,000 more than the same used model with less than 30,000 miles. We are mainly looking for Toyota or Honda used cars, so under 50K miles is practically like new. There are tons of barely used vehicles out there that sell for way less than new cars. One example we saw is a 2011 Honda Civic LX with only 23,000 miles. It is a one owner car that was traded for a new SUV. What do you want a bet ...

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