How to buy Cheap Used Cars or Trucks EASILY
We ain't going to the Ritz so aren't you glad boss bought a truck!?
A used truck is the best 'get your life in shape' buy a poor person can do. You aren't going to the Ritz and the Parking Valet boys aren't ever going to see you and sneer. Most likely you have to move free sofas, beds, bureaus that you find on the street corner. I've seen huge TV's left out on the curb. I never believed that they worked until I drove with a real DUMPSTER DIVER who said 99% of them work. She had a truck. A station wagon or hatchback would work for anything but an 8' sofa although I once brought home a 6' sofa in a Honda hatchback. POOR people drive with both eyes on the alleys, sidewalks, curbs. So make sure there's room to stash stuff.
When looking for pre owned trucks, most people's first thought is to find a used car or truck dealership, or to check out the used car classifieds in the local papers. The RECYCLER has free ads and they are truly great in Los Angeles. But there are many more ways for finding cheap used cars, and if price is your biggest concern, most of them are cheaper.
One of the biggest changes in the way you can find cheap cars is the Internet. You only need a little knowledge to find a cheap used car online, and there are also a variety of resources to help you find everything from a cheap used cars sale near you, to guides on how to use and buy cheap car parts to fix up cheap used cars you buy that still need a little work. And finally FREECYCLER, in all cities across USA, where people give their freebies away. You can put it out that you'd pay for a vehicle, sweeten the deal.
The pros like auction cars. Pre owned cars are often put up in public car auctions. At these public car auctions the prices can be quite cheap and depend as much on your fellow bidders than the cars themselves. Some days the public car auction will be dominated by dealers from car yards looking to get cheap used cars to fill up their lots, but if you time your run well and attend the public car auction when the local car yards are overflowing with cars, you can get used cars for cheap prices. I like NEXTDOOR. You put the name of your city in to that URL. Vendors close to you. And Craigs list is good.
Perhaps the most poorly understood, and potentially profitable way of buying cheap used vehicles is to look for repossessed cars at a government seized cars auction. Not many people know how to do this, or even that you can buy cars that the police have seized as a result of unpaid fines or traffic violations. Imagine getting a car for 10% of it's sticker price! If you want cheap used cars you should definitely look into repossessed cars as a possible source.
The trick to getting repossessed cars is to find out what happens to police seized cars after they have been seized. Local police are generally not too forthcoming with this information, and you have to do a little digging, but depending on the size of your city, there may be seized car auction held anywhere from once a year to once a week! Pick the prettiest girl in your family, send her into the police station to bat her eyes, smile and ask. I have a neighbor who attends these auctions regularly. I believe he had to be friends with an actual registered dealer to do this. But if you can hit the auctions, what a great way to find cheap cars.
Regardless of whether you are looking for used cheap trucks, used suv cars or just a bargain car to sell on for profit, the source of the cheap used cars should not change the research you do before you buy. If possible you should always get to a used car dealership, auction or sale early to make sure the pre owned cars start smoothly first time (second time is easier), and don't ever forget to make sure all the paperwork is in order. This applies especially to cars from the used car classifieds, but it's good practice to check out all cheap used cars history to make sure there are no nasty surprises for you after you buy. Call the DMV and give them the license plate and they'll give you all kinds of info on the vehicle.
WHAT IS THE BEST SMALL TRUCK? The Nissan Frontier, the Toyota Tacoma. You can deal with four to six cylinders if you aren't pulling heavy equipment, saws, lumber. All Fords are dead at l00,000 miles, every part in them is timed to die at that age. Stay away from them. Chevy 3500 is the safest truck. Chevy Silverado is good. Googling around you'll find recommendations online. "best small truck" + used.
NOTE ON CARE OF OLD CARS. A MECHANIC PAL WROTE ME: Walmart has a generic synthetic motor oil (Super Tech Brand) which I read is actually a grade 3 motor oil, which costs $17 for five quarts. Regular (conventional) motor oil is grade I and II, top of the line synthetic (Mobile 1) is grade 4, but grade 3 is a better choice for those who want to switch from regular to synthetic, because there is a 7% risk of an oil leak developing when switching from one to the other, and a grade 3 oil is less likely than a grade 4 oil to cause an oil leak. The advantage of a switch would be, less frequent oil changes due to the oil lasting longer. I would say however, that you should not switch, because of the age of your car, you would stand an even higher chance of developing an oil leak after a switch, due to the age of the gaskets and seals.
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