When shopping for a new or used vehicle, naturally one will always take the prospective car or truck for a test drive. But are we always prepared for this test drive? Are we acutely aware of what to look for and what to listen to? Going into a test drive without a focus can leave one in a very vulnerable position as even the best consumer can be romanced by shiny paint.
Yahoo Autos has published a very helpful article:
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If you are unsure of your ability to deal on a vehicle from a business perspective, bring someone who is a competent and experienced car buyer. This also applies to the mechanical inspection of used vehicles. If you can’t bring a mechanically-inclined helper, take the vehicle to an independent shop for a quick look-over.
Going into a vehicle purchase with your eyes and ears open will hopefully enable you to enjoy your purchase for many years to come. Buyer’s remorse is not a pleasant feeling and this is especially true of a purchase on this scale.