Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Speaking of Bad Luck

I'm in the market for a car again. Any suggestions?

4 Comments:

At August 28, 2007 7:49 PM, Anonymous Mr. King said...

I bought my most recent used car by looking at the listings on Craigslist. It figured out what kind of car I wanted, the price range and then started scanning listings on Craigslist once or twice a day. When I saw one that fit the bill, I jumped on it immediately and landed the car. I wound up with a nice 1999 Toyota Camry with 90000 miles, in good shape, and for $5000. It passed inspection without any work required. Once you've got the info, you can run the price through Kelly Blue Book and see if its in the range. I also buy a one month subscription to Carfax, which allows you to run any VIN and check the history of the car for accidents etc.

I don't know if this is what you were looking for, but it worked for me recently and thought I would pass it on.

 
At August 28, 2007 8:38 PM, Blogger Assistant Village Idiot said...

Carfax, yeah. Cars have been in floods down there, which screw 'em up forever. Caveat Emptor

 
At August 29, 2007 4:25 AM, Blogger Kate said...

Toyotas...Japan rules the automotive market in my opinion. Fords...well, unless you're buying a truck, don't even bother.

 
At August 29, 2007 10:38 PM, Blogger Erin said...

Ya, Toyota, Toyota, Toyota! My 96 Corolla has about 136,000 miles on it and still going strong with hardly any major expenses/problems. Hoping it'll last the expected 200,000. Of course, knowing your luck, you'll probably find a way to find a dud no matter how good the make/model.

 

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