Buying a brand new car is often viewed with much enthusiasm and excitement, while searching for used cars is sometimes looked at as a burden. But that simply shouldn’t be the case. Plenty of times, you can find a used car that runs just as well as a new one, though it might lack the flashy factory paint job. Before you get involved with either option, however, there are some basic, nuts-and-bolts questions to ask yourself.
Manual or automatic? Two-door or four-door? What’s your cap for number of miles accumulated? The best used cars are found all over the place — at dealerships, garages and even from private sellers. It pays to do your research first to make sure you’re getting a good deal.
Before you pay for a used car, always check your local newspaper for car dealership specials where you can save some ser