You can compare prices online and just look at places like Yahoo auto or Craigslist auto to see the common prices going for the car that you want to buy. There are sellers who will sell higher than the market value so you should be careful about it.
Buy from large dealer
Usually larger dealer buy better for themselves and can sell it to you for a better price. I usually see good deals coming from dealers. I once bought a car for one grand and it was so good that I underpaid for it from a dealer. If I was buying from an owner, I would have to pay about two grand for it and it never broke down on me.
Buy from good owners
You will have a better car this way because they took care of it. You will also get a good deal if the owner is wealthy and don’t want to keep it and will let it go at any point. You will also have to look at the owner yourself.
Buy a newer car
You will save more money by buying a newer car because you don’t have to spend more money fixing it. It will cost just as much to fix your old car and then you have to put in new parts which will even cost you so much more. You need to buy one that is good enough so you don’t have to fix it.
Check out the car yourself
You should check out the car for yourself and see if it’s worth buying and to see if it’s in an acceptable or good condition. It’s not wise to buy a car without looking at the condition of the car.
Have it check out at the shop
You can also have it check out at the shop to see if there is anything wrong with it since not everyone will know about cars. You can do this and if you buy from a dealer, it has to be certified used car. This is probably the smartest move if your car is costly.
You should test drive it and make sure that there is nothing wrong with it. Usually you will pick up problems if the transmission doesn’t work or if the engine has problems.
Look it up in bluebook
You can look up the history of the car in the bluebook to see if there have been accidents or other deals with it. This is usually helpful if you’re buying a costly car.
Buy good brands
You will save so much more if it’s a good brand. You will get good engine parts even if it’s used and that will be more superior to poor brands out there.
Buy from friends first
You can also save more by buying from your friends and family. They will give you a good deal.