4. Where to Buy

Take your time to examine the options you have for purchasing your vehicle. You aren’t limited to dealerships. You can also consider:

- A private seller through a direct connection or an online marketplace where individuals sell their vehicles to individuals instead of to a dealership

- Used car lots owned independently or by chain operations

- Local newspapers

- Craigslist or Facebook marketplaces in your area

- Consider buying at an auction as long as you know the rules and requirements since you can score a great deal at some auctions.

Take your time making your purchase because the car you select is one you’re going to have to deal with for the next couple years at least, whether you decide to buy a car at auction or from a dealership. Make the car shopping process a bit easier by following these tips. You’ll have a better experience and get an even better deal than you expected.

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