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Five Money-Saving Tactics when Purchasing an Out of Town Car

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Depending on your area there may be slim pickings as far as vehicles go. This happened to a friend and I just recently because we were both in the market for a new or lightly-used car, yet we both live in small towns. The better deals were hours away which meant we didn’t have the advantage of talking face-to-face with the owner/dealer. We did, however, do our research and found ways to make sure we were getting the best bang for our buck even though the cars were out of town. Here are five of the most useful items we discovered in our research: Understanding the Geographical Wear & Tear – It’s important to know the history of the car not just to understand if it was well-kept but also to know where it was during its run. Cars coming from up north may have a great deal of rust due to the salt spread down on roads during the winter months. Cars in the south may have extensive fading due to the intense sun and heat. Asking the owner/dealer about the geographical history of the car can help you avoid any potential problems down the road because of these ...

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Get Car Loan Rates That Make Rich People Envious: Five Tips for Success

There are lots of great bargains to be had on both new and used autos these days, which gets consumers excited to go hunting for bargains. However, most of these shoppers fail to think about the loans they will need to purchase their vehicles before they actually go shopping. This is a big mistake. Saving points on the interest rates on your car loan is an easy way to save thousands on the payments over the life of your loan. Here is a look at five ways that you can snag great car loan rates that will make even rich people envious. 1. Zero Per Cent Interest Rates Of course, if you can get them, zero interest car loans are the way to go. However, you will need to bring in a hefty deposit in most cases to get these zero interest auto loans.  2. Have a Lot of Cash On Hand Even if you are unable to find a zero interest loan that suits your buying purposes, you will still usually save a bundle if you have a lot of cash on hand when you are car shopping. It gives you more buying power, and it will almost surely ...

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Is Buying A Used Car The Smartest Form Of Car Shopping?

The following is a guest post. If you are interested in submitting a guest post, please read my policy and contact me. Buying a car is one of the top investments that you will make in your life – perhaps the second most significant one after purchasing a house. After all, when you cannot afford to purchase the vehicle outright, you are also committing to a number of years paying off a loan. One of the primary decisions that you need to make is whether you want to buy a new or used car. Buying a used car is a smart choice for the following reasons: Affordability – when you buy a car that is just slightly used, there is a substantial cost savings. Cars depreciate the most in the first couple of years, according to Bankrate. The moment you drive the car off the lot, its value declines by thousands of dollars. Once it’s off the lot, it is only worth the dealer’s wholesale price; a fast depreciation from the retail price that you paid for it. This is because the dealership would not offer you anymore than the wholesale price if you decided to return it. Certification of ...

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