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How To Get The Best Deal Out Of A Used Nissan

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Topics:  Nissan

How To Get The Best Deal Out Of A Used Nissan

Lisa Jane Foreman
February 11, 2013


Whether its clothes, gadgets, or even cars, some people just have to get the latest ones every time they arrive in the market. However, new is not necessarily better. As with most things, depreciation is an inescapable reality. The general consensus is that a new car depreciates about 20% in less than a year. Much like getting last season's outfit at a lower price, buying a used Nissan or any other car offers great savings. The trick is to be diligent in inspecting the particular car you're eyeing to ensure that you get the best value for your money.

Much like shopping for a new car, you must first determine your budget and the specific need for the car. Will you use the car to ferry the kids to school or will you use it for your daily trip to the office? Budget is also a major consideration, not only with the actual purchase of the car but also with associated costs such as repairs and processing of necessary documents. Luckily, window shopping for a car has become a much easier endeavor with the help of the Internet so there's no reason why a prospective buyer should not do his or her homework.

After narrowing your choice down according to your needs and your budget, it is then time to visit the dealership or the individual seller. One of the major considerations prospective buyers should look into is a car's history. This includes its mileage, repair or service history and the reason why it is being sold. By establishing the car's history, you'll get clued in on potential issues you might face when you bring the car home. For example, if a car has been sold from one owner to another, this may tell you about serious issues that have not been fully resolved. It's also a good idea to check the car's documentation (to ensure that it is not stolen) or other potential sources of headaches.

When checking out a car, it is always a good idea to have an expert beside you to give you helpful advice and save you from costly repairs. Carefully check the car's paint job and look under the hood, beneath the car, and into the interior as well. The next step is to test drive the vehicle, carefully taking notes about its performance on a variety of terrain.

With the visual inspection, the test drive and the opinion of an independent expert, you can make an intelligent decision regarding the purchase of the car. If you are diligent about doing your homework, you can even leverage the defects you have seen for a much lower price.


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