- Get financing ahead of time through credit union. (Dealers provide expensive financing.)
2.Check reliability stats (consumer reports).
- Research vehicle values, edmunds, kbb, nada
- Start shopping online. Make sure quotes include all junk fees. cargurus, iseecars, autotrader, carvana, carmax
- Run VIN.
- Get inspection.
- Seal the deal, avoid gotcha fees, compare financing. Any vehicle warrantee, buy from manufacturer, not dealer.
80% of car purchases are used cars. Wow.