Smart Ways to Get a Car During Your Studies

Smart Ways to Get a Car During Your Studies
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    Students were always a very mobile and dynamic bunch and that's why they need to have a car to get on time to their university classes, part-time jobs and of course student parties.

    Luckily, in most parts of developed world there are plenty of people who are selling perfectly functional used cars.


With this in mind, let’s examine all the option for getting one.

Online car marketplaces

Probably the best known car marketplace is eBay. This website connects you with car sellers from all around your country and it enables you to browse used cars with the use of many different filters including:

  • Model
  • Body type
  • Location
  • Manufacturer

This online marketplace is also used for buying and selling car parts and accessories, motorcycles and caravans. Major problem of eBay is that in a many cases you will only find desired models in other states, which means you won’t be able to check their functionality without driving few thousand kilometers.

Buying A Used Car On Craigslist (How To Spot A Flipper or Scammer):


This is by far the best way to buy a used car. Here you will find the most competitive prices, especially if it is a government auction. You can find good car auctions everywhere, and each one comes with its own batch of great car deals. On car auctions you need to closely inspect each vehicle you are interested in, since there are usually no test drives. You can also bring a car mechanic with you to check the car from bellow and recognize irregularities in its sound.

Car dealers

Since there’s a mediator in these sales, cars bought in dealerships are usually a little bit more expensive than those bought through other channels described in this article. On the other hand, cars bought in dealerships come with stationary warranty if they are less than 10 years old and have traveled less than 160,000 kilometers. Stationary warranty lasts for three months or 5,000 kilometers. Although most people consider dealers as a dishonest con-men, most of them will give you lots of useful advice when it comes to cars.

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Classified Ads

Before searching on online marketplaces, people should first browse classified ads from local papers. This way they will save both money and time, since they won’t need to go outside the state to make a purchase. Buying cars through classified ads has many different benefits. It allows buyers to meet original owners and discuss terms of purchase with them. They can also take a car for a test drive, or bring a car mechanic to examine it on the spot.

Used cars need to be thoroughly checked, whichever way for finding an affordable used car you choose. You also need to be real considering your expectations. This means you shouldn’t buy huge SUVs and pickups if you don’t plan to drive to some off-road destinations. You should also avoid: muscle, pony and super cars. These are usually very expensive and are able to achieve very high speeds. Although this sounds tempting it can be very dangerous for beginner drivers.


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