Whenever you are in the market for a good used car, you are actually going to go into a huge calculation match with the seller. The more you try to push the price down the more he will try to push back with counter arguments why the car is the price it is.If you are unsure how you can check the price of the car the truth is that you can’t, but you can get pretty close with some of the tips that we have compiled for you.
Before you start your hunt
Before you do anything, it’s important to know how big is your budget and to not go for the cars that are more expensive in the hopes that you will find something that can be lowered down to your budget. For example, let’s say that you have $5.000, and you want to spend it on a used car, but the one you found that you like costs $7.000 and you need to lower the price for another 2.000 before you can be in your price range.
The problem with this is that you will be hunting down cars that are already above your budget and you will spend tons of hours and resources until you find one. If you do find one and you start checking for faults so you can lower the price, the next things can happen.
Either the car owner will lower it but just by a few hundred bucks, so you will have to borrow the money and will go over your budget, or he will lower and you will get the car that you want, but something will be inherently wrong with it that you are not aware of yet. Remember nobody in their right minds will lower the price for that much money unless they are trying to get rid of it. So be careful when shopping it’s never a smart idea to go over your budget.If you want to get the right price or at least close to the right price of the car that you are after, then you can do the following:
Get a mechanic to check it out
The owner might have one price for you and will tell you what he decided to tell you about the car. But every car has a different story that only the owners know, and mechanics can spot. If you bring a mechanic to inspect the car if the owner did not disclose some information he can point it out.
Check the market
If the owner is asking one price, compare it online. There are tons of other sources online for the same car you want all you have to do is check them all and compare to reach an approximate price for that car.
Check the usual price for fixing that car
If your vehicle is being sold for $10.000 and you need to pay another 5.000 to fix it, you essentially bought the car for $15.000. Always make sure you know what the cost of fixing the biggest problems on the car can cost you since if you go over your budget and you get a problem soon, you will be out of money and out of a car.