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I am saving up my money to buy my first car. Does anyone have a tips for buying my first car and where to buy it? Thanks.

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May 13, 20040 found this helpful
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See Edmunds.com and ConsumerReports.org. And, before you buy, check out those Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) with Carfax. Carfax costs $25 and it's good for a month on any number of cars. Also, don't be embarrassed or shy about walking away from a salesperson or a deal. This is probably your first big investment; don't let anyone pressure you. If something doesn't "feel right", listen to that little voice and keep on looking. Good Luck!

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May 17, 20040 found this helpful
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Go to a car rental agency. They sell off their vehicles after one or 2 years. They already made their money form the rentals. You get a well maintained car for a wholesale price.I bought a 2003 Chevy Malibu with 28,000 miles for $7500.By the way, the car is in perfect shape

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May 13, 20040 found this helpful

Definately take someone with you who has bought a good inexpensive car. I understand you want to do it on your own, but wouldn't you rather get a good deal. I'm 28 years old and still take my dad with me when I make a big purchase. And WALK AWAY if it's not a good deal. I am a true advocate for the "Dummies" books. Go to the library and borrow "Buying a Car For Dummies." Everything is put into plain English and will teach you about loans and lingo.

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May 13, 20040 found this helpful

Most senior golf and country clubs have their own newspapers for the residents living there. Look in the classified section. You will find older cars (mostly driven by one person with no wear on the interior) with hardly any milage (they mostly drive thier golf carts) that have been stored in the garage (which means the paint looks like a brand new car) for around two grand.

I have bought two cars that way and I am very happy with them.

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January 15, 20050 found this helpful

I definately agree. if you don't feel just right about the car you're looking at WALK AWAY! I didn't and now i'm stuck with a heap of metal in my driveway. it broke down the first day i had it.

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February 4, 20050 found this helpful

One really good advice, take someone you trust besides your friends to car shop, pay cash and don't get something rediculously fancy. Do some test drives and pick out the car you like. Have fun car shopping.

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February 9, 20060 found this helpful

Can I just go to any Senior golf or country club I want to get their Newspaper? I'm not a Senior. And will they give me one if I don't live there?

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July 29, 20060 found this helpful

Yea and if its another person your buying it from make sure they dont want you to come so they can rob you for the money you had saved and beat you up... Trust me

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May 17, 20070 found this helpful

tammy all you have to do is get a saving account and save up money for your first car put in the bank and dont take none out unless you really need it DBM

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