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I want to buy a car but dont know anything about cars.

I want an old but decent running car. Once i find it, what do i do? What do i ask for? I dont know anything on buying cars so im scared of getting screwed over. Are there papers i need?? Please help

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The most important is the oil of the car if it has been changed when it suppose to.

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If not it will bring big problems to your car
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Just go to the dealership and they'll tell you what you need to do. Tip on which car to buy: A BWM 5 series. I really love mine.

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Try car fax to find out the cars history - hire a mechanic to 'look' the car over

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you make sure it work ask for the car facts and make sure you dont get screwed over

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Ok go for a Honda they are good even if they are old. Ask for the pink slip...ask if its salvage...ask how many miles..don't tell them you are a first time buyer or else they will lie to you and screw you over. Also check the tires how good they are and check that everything works good that the doors lock and close correctly. That it don't have any broken windows and the plates ask when they expire and if its snigger already. That's all I can remember for now.

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Thank you, this really helps :)
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Hope so & you should take someone with you that knows about cars to check the car when you want to get it
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You ask for the good/decent mileage and how much it costs like you may want it to be not as expensive. also you have to be careful with the car dealers they can be sleazy and trick you. This is as much info i can provide with you though if you were to research it would help you much better than I tried to help you. =)

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Thaaaank you :)
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You're welcome =)
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How "old" are we talking? A decent vehicle that's reliable, otherwise cheap, and should be in decent condition should come in the model years 1995-2001. They should run you about 3-5 grand if it's decent, maybe more dependent on where you look. Some junkyards have running cars cheap, plus a plethora of parts and such, just in case. If I may suggest, buy American. Fact is, even though they may be in shorter supply than over produced japanese imports, they last longer, hold up to more, and are more classy. I'm nit sure what sort of vehicle you might be looking for, but I have found that a Chrysler Concorde seems to be an excellent balance of reliability, good price, mpg, and comfort.

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Yea maybe within the year rage....i had a 1997 Pontiac about two months ago. It was a gift from my mom and i crashed it within a month...ughhh now i have to buy one
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Ooo. That sucks. Try to be more careful on the road. There are lots of idiots out there!
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