The decision to buy a used car receives multiple benefits such as the value of this one that will always have a much lower investment, even in the formalities that must be carried out and the holding of this one in terms of insurance and taxes, unlike when it is a new one. However, when it comes to finding dealers to buy a used car, it is not an easy task. Here are the 10 most
common problems when buying a used car:
The condition of the vehicle will tell you all about the car. For instance, how it was treated, and maintained, and if the previous owners fixed the vehicle problems the proper way. For example, if you notice a flaw in the paint that looks like a cheap job, I would run from that vehicle. In contrast, if the owner has been in an accident and he is upfront and tells you but it is hard for you to identify a flaw in the paint. Then, I will continue to look into the car.
Additionally, touch the paint. Does it feel rough? Do you see contamination, stains on the paint, or overspray? In my opinion, a vehicle’s paint that has not been well maintained could be worse than a vehicle that has not been mechanically maintained from a cost to repair point of view. For instance, a mechanical tune-up fixing several issues on a vehicle may cost you between $600 and $10,000 on average. However, a new paint job at a reputable body shop could cost you between $10,000 and 30,000 plus. Therefore, pay close attention to the condition of the paint of the vehicle.
Most people give mileage too much importance. While I use this in my favor when I buy a car, it will never be a deal-breaker if I see the car is well maintained. For example, I would buy a five-year-old Honda Accord with a paint protection film on the front and flawless paint with 200K miles for more money than I would buy the same car with 55K miles and bug damage and faded paint. Therefore, more than the mileage, ask yourself, is it in good condition? Has the maintenance record shown proper maintenance or do you have to guess if the brakes will need to change soon? Do you feel any vibration?