Rev up your engines, today I’m going to teach you How to Buy a Good Car or Automobile.
I’ve been working on cars for many years, so I know what cars used to be good,
what cars aren’t good anymore, and which cars have been good most of the time, but there’s only one me.
If you’re looking for an honest mechanic to tell you in your area,
you might end up like Diogenes, spending your life with a lantern,
in the vain search for an honest mechanic and you can’t find one.
So I’m going to give you a couple of rock-solid tips, to find out whether a vehicle you’re looking at is a good vehicle and it’s worth buying, or one that you should run away from.
Check The Market Value
First don’t pay any attention to these awards that they give to models of cars,
but there is information you can trust, like car sale sites,
you can look up the value of cars, and if you find that the car’s value plummets as it gets older, it’s not a very good car.
But take a Toyota Camry in 2014, an absolutely loaded one came for about $30,000,
and today when it’s about five years old, a fully loaded one goes for about $19,500.
Let’s take a 2014 mercedes-benz s550, it started with an original price of $93,825 for a base model,
but now that it’s five years old, it goes for $44,000 -$52,000 with an average about $51,000.
So you’re losing about $40,000, so you’re losing about $40,000 with the Mercedes, and only $10,000 with the Toyota.
And believe me as they get even older, the range gets even further.
You get a 10 year old Mercedes, you might lose 90% of the value of the car by then, which would be almost $80,000.
Check Technical Service Bulletins
Now another good source of information are technical service bulletins, those are things that are known problems with cars that we mechanics can get.
Now look at a 2010 Land Rover, see how many of these technical service bulletins there are.
As we pan down and start scrolling down there’s a whole bunch of them.
Now let’s check out the technical service bulletins for a 2010 Ford Fusion,
And as you can see, as we scroll down there’s a whole lot less of them, so the land rover has three times as many technical service bulletins.
So three times as many known problems as the Ford has, so that’s a very good way.
If you see a bunch of lists the technical service bulletins for the car you’re thinking about buying, don’t buy it.
Do Not Buy a Brand New Model Of Any Car
My last tip is a simple one, don’t buy any brand new model of any car, you never know if they made any mistakes.
I’ve seen cars that they might not fall apart for two or three years.
Because when you buy a model, make sure the car been made for quite some time, that company haven’t made any radical changes.
If they made radical changes, wait, and then be like me.
Buy them when their used, where they cost less, and they proven not to have problems.
So now you’ve got a better idea on how to pick a good car to purchase. Thanks For Reading My Article and I hope you may now How to buy a good car or automobile. Peace.