If you want to buy a cheap used car, the smartest thing you can do is to invest an effort of legwork upfront. There are recommended auto guides online and you should start with one of these. These list or catalogs will give you an idea of what the used vehicle you are interested in is worth on the market. This could also be supplied with Kelly's blue book which is the best known source of vehicle values. It is essential that you do these preparation before you even consider to purchase a cheap used auto.
When you know the value or market price of the auto you want to purchase you can
- either go to a dealership
- or online
to check the deals and eventually purchase your used car. If you go on the internet, which is the easiest way to do it, you should go to recommended used car dealers online only, check out their offers and of course the prices for the auto make and model you want. It is always smart to go to more than one recommended website, then you can get a better feeling about how the used car market is and how much the vehicle make and model you're looking for is going for.
Collect information and comparison quotes from three to five used car dealers on the web. You can now start to negotiate with them and you can do it from then comfort of your home instead of running from dealership to dealership all over town.
As long as you know what you want, your car financing is ok and that you have other car dealers to fall back to if you not are pleased with the offers you receive from one particular dealer - you are in the best thinkable negotiation position. You are able to steer away from persuasion and pressure from aggressive sales persons - either you accept an offer or you go to the competitor; the car dealers know this and they have to take you seriously.
The internet has made the auto purchasing process easy and streamlined and you can't have access to more purchase relevant information than the internet can provide you. And all this can be done from your recliner in your own home.
Terje Brooks Ellingsen is a writer and internet publisher. He runs the website cheap-used-cars.w-eland.com. Terje gives advice and helps people with automotive issues like finding cheap car dealers online and car financing on the internet.