need advice on buying a temporary car
I am temporarily moving to Rhode Island for a 3 month contract job. Rather than renting a car the entire time, I'm thinking if I bought a used car, drove it for 3 months, and then sold it back after 3 months, the re-sale loss would be cheaper than renting a car then entire time. I would like to keep the purchase below $7,000. My questions are:
1. What used cars hold their value better in this type of situation?
2. What would be the recommended place to purchase a used car with an intent to sell it back after a few months? Carmax? Dealer? Autotrader?
3. Would it be better to buy from one place and sell to another?
I know this is a very general question, a lot of factors come into play and there is not a clear cut answer but any advice to set my down the right track is greatly appreciated. Thanks. Mike