Publish On 21/08/23, By Adminsahil
Looking for a used car? Start by defining needs: size, performance, and budget. Don't overspend; keep a buffer for repairs.
Research on Japanese cars for reliability. European models might require costly repairs. Body type flexibility is key.
Check for at least 4 years left on registration for better resale value. Avoid diesel due to potential bans.
Prices vary regionally; southern regions are more expensive. Japanese cars cost more but offer reliability.
Consider Fiats & Skodas with bad resale, if you know a good garage. You can save on purchases and sprucing up.
Be patient while searching through ads. Direct sellers aren't always better. Dealers often reduce prices for genuine buyers.
Preliminary checks: Odo km, owners, insurance validity, registration state, traffic offenses. Inspect photos closely.
First call: verify owner, year/month of manufacture, keys, service history, and major repairs. Arrange a visit for promising options.
Visiting: examine exterior, glass, tires, and rust. Check fluids, belts, engine sounds, and leaks. Test drive thoroughly.
Negotiate price based on research. Bring a less biased friend for objective evaluation. Trust your instincts; walk away if unsure.