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JKLazurus
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Member since Jun 2016
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re: If you were forced to buy a used car right now
I’d get a GM with a third party extended warranty. The ceramic paint treatment couldn’t hurt.


UltimaParadox
Alabama Fan
Huntsville
Member since Nov 2008
31827 posts

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I’d get a GM with a third party extended warranty


Lol wut... Assuming you were joking until the second sentence.


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wareaglepete
Auburn Fan
Lumon Industries
Member since Dec 2012
9026 posts

Watch the local obituaries. Those old people cars are usually low miles and in pretty good shape. Maybe some small scratches where gramps ran into the mailbox.


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Sebastian
Alabama Fan
Member since Jun 2015
3445 posts

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Carmax is more expensive than Carvana
I would look at Vroom. My friend had a great experience. Carvana tried to pull some BS on me when I dealt with them.


High C
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48310 posts

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Facebook


Maybe a few years ago. Now it’s overrun with dealer listings.


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wareaglepete
Auburn Fan
Lumon Industries
Member since Dec 2012
9026 posts

Also, you can use the nationwide search on a car website. You may find a deal. I found my car in Nebraska. Couldn’t find the model, color, trim anywhere around here. Found for ~$3,000 less than any comparable models around here with less or equal miles and paid to have it shipped and came out a couple grand ahead. Prices can differ in different markets. I would only do this for a newer model car.


thejudge
USA Fan
Westlake, LA
Member since Sep 2009
13127 posts

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I'd use car gurus


I have several times as well as auto trader. Did a big search area.

My last two vehicles I bout used were delivered to me and signed the paperwork at my kitchen table after I got off at work.

Edit to add... I got great deals and both were on major volume dealers and both were not their vehicle brands they sell. They were trade ins.

Got a Toyota from Ford dealer and a ford from a dodge dealer. They just want to move them off especially if it's not their brand they market
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Purple Spoon
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Hoth
Member since Feb 2005
16166 posts

I found the Nissan suv thing I had been looking for on Autotrader at a dealership. Good price, low mileage and had only been on the lot a few days. I feel like I got lucky but I think the key was we shopped for weeks for the deal we wanted. So the takeaway I guess is patients. If you go shopping with your mind made up you are buying a car today you are setting up a bad deal.


SwampGar
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Texas
Member since Jan 2020
436 posts

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First choice is a Honda or Toyota from a private sale, second choice would be from a dealer.


In the industry. What this guy said.


wareaglepete
Auburn Fan
Lumon Industries
Member since Dec 2012
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we shopped for weeks for the deal we wanted. So the takeaway I guess is patients.


This is the key. I searched for months before finding the right car. I’m cheap by nature so if I’m putting down a lot of $$$, I take a lot of time and research it to death.


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First choice is a Honda or Toyota from a private sale, second choice would be from a dealer.


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In the industry. What this guy said.


I have a 10 year old Tundra - still runs like it's new. New tires and oil changes only - I won't sell that thing and I've had some generous cash offers from people on the spot that I've turned down.


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Macfly
LSU Fan
BR & DS
Member since Jan 2016
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I'd look for a private purchase. My wife would want a warranty, so it would probably be a stealerhip or some other vendor.


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HubbaBubba
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F_uck Joe Biden, TX
Member since Oct 2010
41960 posts

I recently purchased a 2020 Mustang Ecoboost with the High Performance Package and the Handling Package and only 4200 miles. Also came with a Cobb tuner. It's sticker was $46k and the dealer sold to me for $36k, so you can still find deals at a dealer.


HarryCallahan
Member since Sep 2015
92 posts

Just bought my daughter’s first car on Carvana. Would do it again. Clean Carfax, 7 days to drive it and if you don’t like it or want it-they will pick it up at no charge and refund money, 5k mile warranty on it-bumper to bumper. It was a 17 Kia Forte with 79k miles. Clean car. Drives great. Just my experience.


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ibldprplgld
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2008
22917 posts

Why are you being forced to by used? Have you considered new? There are new options that have great value for buyers.

The used market is so crazy right now. But if you need used, then I'd go to a dealer -- I find the Cargurus and Carvanas of the world to be more expensive. A good friend recent purchased used and he had better luck looking in Houston than in Louisiana.


MRTigerFan
Southeastern LA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2008
3334 posts

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Carmax. I’ve purchased two vehicles from them


Same here. Both great experiences and great deals. They're not always overpriced if you shop around. For example I bought my truck for 35k and they had similar trucks on the lot for 38-40. I had to pay $199 to have it shipped from Texas but if you know what you want it's worth it. You just have to shop around a little bit. But the convenience is unmatched


dakarx
Member since Sep 2018
5539 posts

I've been hunting a 66-71 VW Bug for a project for a while. Slim pickings at best.


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VolunGator
Florida Fan
Franklin, TN
Member since Jan 2020
769 posts

Search until you find:

- No accidents
- One owner
- Low to average mileage
- Regularly serviced (preferably at a dealership).



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Gings5
US Space Force Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Jul 2016
5676 posts

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Get a jeep wrangler or Toyota Tacoma. Both hold their value

I’ve had both. One is more reliable than the other


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LSUGUMBO
New Orleans Saints Fan
Shreveport, LA
Member since Sep 2005
7751 posts

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Car max seems way overpriced.


From what I can tell, Carmax sells cars in almost perfect, brand new condition. Very few dents/dings, new tires, etc. the ones they get in trade that don’t meet their standards get wholesaled. Higher priced, yes, but you’re getting a good quality car


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