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Buying a used car

Buying a used car 33 The benefits of used cars Pros O Cons Wide choice Warranty may have expired Option to buy privately Annual MOT often required 33 Depreciation in value matters less Flexibility on price More risk; you can't be sure of its history Cheaper than a new model 5 questions to consider before you buy City driving or long commute? How many Petrol or seats? diesel engine? Reciept What are the What size boot running costs? do you need? Consider your budget A used car warranty might be worthwhile Create a budget Used car Insurance Could provide cover for mechanical breakdowns warranty Breakdown cover Cost affected by: Fuel O make O model Maintenance age Payment options Loans Other options LEASE ---. Finance direct Borrow from a Hire purchase - pay in instalments Lease a car bank or building society Buy the car outright if you have the funds from dealership Plan the purchase Do research What type? Check out independent car reviews Test drive a few models Shop around for the best deal Family car 4x4 Two-seater Diesel vs petrol Petrol Diesel Price Fuel economy over 30,000 miles Retaining value Where to find a used car Research: Dealerships Model's value Private sellers Car's history Running costs Auction Online services GOV MOT history check Full MOT test details Mileage at time of MOT test • DVLA O Is the MOT certificate genuine? O ls the mileage accurate? O Current tax rate of vehicle? HPI OI ENTER REG Any outstanding finance? Ever been written off? Ever been reported stolen? Test driving Always test drive! Make sure you do so !on a variety of roads (city, country, motorway) Is the steering responsive? Are all the gears Are there any Do all easy to find and warning lights visible? electronics work engage? as they should? Is the engine quiet and Is the bite point excessively high? Are there any unusual vibrations from the Are the brakes responsive? smooth? suspension? TAX Check the car's details VIN LOG BOOK Service History 1B7HF16Y7S24 Does it match? МОТ Chassis The buy V5C Sections c haggling Completed paperwork is a legal requirement Think about 10 O Ask for a lower price DVLA Sainsbury's Bank

Buying a used car

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Our guide to buying a used car provides helpful information on what to consider before you make your purchase. There are a number of helpful online services you can use to double check any car's de...


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