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20 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Used Car

20 Questions : What to ask when buying a new or used car

1. Whose advice do I need and whose advice will I heed?

2. Have I done my homework and made a list of my needs?

3. What type of vehicle do I  want? 

4. How much can I really afford?

5. What type of vehicle do I need for my lifestyle?

6. Do I have a trade-in or will I sell outright?

7. What is the dealer environment like? 

8. Does my dealership have a good selection?

9. Have I  taken the car for a test drive?

10. Am I being treated with respect?

11. Has the used car been reconditioned and certified?

12. How will I finance the purchase?

13. Have I researched every insurance option?

14. Have I or my mechanic thoroughly inspected the vehicle inside and out?

15. Does my dealer offer a warranty for this car, or have extended warranties available?

16. Are there any money-back guarantees or repair guarantees?

17. Does my dealer offer any kind of service contract, or roadside assistance?

18. What service and support is available locally?

19. Have I established a long-term relationship with a dealer I trust and can recommend to my family and friends?

20. Do I feel confident about the purchasing process?

Also, take a look at these important
12 steps for buying a used car!

Check out RTM's Used Car Article Archive for More Info.