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First time car buyer needs used car inspection guide
KEEP IN MIND: I'm asking from both buying a used vehicle from an opposing brand dealer (i.e. Subaru car in a Mitsubishi dealer) AND a used vehicle from a specialized dealer (Subaru car in a Subaru specialized repair shop or a small dealer with a slight specialty in Subaru).
Buying a used car saves money in the short run but how much money you save in the long term depends on how much you have to spend on repairs. Edmunds has yet to create a guide to help first time buyers with the inspection process in my opinion. That's one of the most important parts of buying a vehicle besides getting the best financing and test driving.
Have you ever had your used vehicles inspected by a trusted mechanic or a hired one?
Say for example I DON'T have a "family mechanic" either. How would I go about finding one that would inspect a vehicle for me? And before you say, no, building relationships just to use a mechanic for his/her expertise is out of the question.