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Used Cars Master Thread
« on: August 12, 2013, 09:19:25 AM »
I searched and searched and haven't yet found a thread that discusses used card, so I figured I'll start my own. I'm looking to buy a used car and I'm very new at this whole thing. I was offered a '02 Camry with 75K miles on it for $7200 is that considered reasonable? Or a '06 Camry with 75K miles on it with leather and sunroof for $9200.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 09:21:32 AM »
I searched and searched and haven't yet found a thread that discusses used card, so I figured I'll start my own. I'm looking to buy a used car and I'm very new at this whole thing. I was offered a '02 Camry with 75K miles on it for $7200 is that considered reasonable? Or a '06 Camry with 75K miles on it with leather and sunroof for $9200.
You can use KBB.com to find out what a car should be worth.

If you have the heart for it, you can try using craigslist to find a car.
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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013, 09:27:18 AM »
You can use KBB.com to find out what a car should be worth.

If you have the heart for it, you can try using craigslist to find a car.
Will try KBB but can't bring myself to use Craig's.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 10:02:59 AM »
Will try KBB but can't bring myself to use Craig's.
Not for the faint of heart. Personally, I have gotten some good deals through the site.
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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2013, 03:07:58 PM »
Not for the faint of heart. Personally, I have gotten some good deals through the site.
Its basically luck.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2013, 03:19:06 PM »
Its basically luck.
No.

It works better if you have an idea of what kind of car you are looking for, just searching the posts can be very tedious. Knowing or knowing someone who can check the car for you is a must as well (a carfax should also be looked at). After that, it is just haggling and getting the paperwork. Stay away from cars with a bad carfax, or owners who won't show you paperwork.
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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2013, 10:35:20 PM »
No.

It works better if you have an idea of what kind of car you are looking for, just searching the posts can be very tedious. Knowing or knowing someone who can check the car for you is a must as well (a carfax should also be looked at). After that, it is just haggling and getting the paperwork. Stay away from cars with a bad carfax, or owners who won't show you paperwork.
I guess but I think it's easier to go to Lakewood Auto Sales. He sells 75% of used cars here, which means he's not a rip off and sells decent cars.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2013, 11:27:27 PM »
Its basically luck.
Brains for intelligent folks = luck for dumb folks

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2013, 12:19:16 AM »
I guess but I think it's easier to go to Lakewood Auto Sales. He sells 75% of used cars here, which means he's not a rip off and sells decent cars.
Not sure how one equals the other, but good luck with whatever you do.
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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2013, 05:12:29 PM »
Not sure how one equals the other, but good luck with whatever you do.
If he ripped people off he wouldn't be so successful. Pretty simple, I think.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2013, 08:58:45 PM »
Not for the faint of heart. Personally, I have gotten some good deals through the site.
I got an amazing deal on Craigslist last summer. I got a 2012 Sonata in perfect condition - on the road 3 months with 6,500 miles and I got it for $15,500 (bargained it down from $18,000). The car was checked by Hyundai and given a perfect bill of health and I'm at 25K now with no problem B"H.
Craigslist is hit or miss but if you do your due diligence you can find a good deal.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2013, 09:39:17 PM »
a carfax should also be looked at

Def do Carfax over AutoCheck. Just got a used car and got both. Carfax had way more info and history.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2013, 10:51:02 PM »
You can use KBB.com to find out what a car should be worth.

If you have the heart for it, you can try using craigslist to find a car.
Edmunds.com is much more accurate with their pricing.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2013, 01:15:00 AM »
Kbb is relly bad in there price estimate i've check lately a few used cars and they come in really off.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2013, 09:43:13 AM »
Kbb is relly bad in there price estimate i've check lately a few used cars and they come in really off.
+1 I don't understand why they're so famous when their estimates are so off.
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