Car buying guide: Consider the intended use, plus 4 other tips when shopping around for a used car

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A woman talks to the salesman about making a car purchase.
A woman talks to the salesman about making a car purchase.
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No matter what one’s station in life, the truth is, new cars have become quite expensive. However, there is always the option of buying a pre-owned vehicle. Follow these useful tips to buy wisely.

A used or “pre-owned” car may not be completely new, but to the buyer, in this case you, it is “new”.

To ensure that you are not taken for a ride when buying such a vehicle, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself.

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