The Buying Guide (Consumer Reports Buying Guide) [Editors of Consumer Reports: Used Car Buying Guide Best & Worst Used Cars Paperback. Autos. Your inside track for new & used vehicles Tire buying advice _ Rating the models Reviews of the models Used cars: The . Used Car Buying Guide has 19 ratings and 5 reviews. Published January 22nd by Consumer Reports (first published July 1st . Aug 09,

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The real value of this book is that it makes you focus on the quality of the cars as consumer products, rather than as extesnions of their styling, or their image not that those aspects aren’t important.

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The dealer may even try to beat their rate. Boss marked it as to-read Feb 22, May 13, Ooyyo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Be sure the paint color and finish are uniform, and check inside doorjambs for dull-looking overspray. Thomas Gyide added it Dec 29, Oops, we messed up.

Differing state laws governing salvage titles allow for loopholes big enough to drive a rebuilt wreck through. Acura TL ; Hyundai Sonata 4-cylinder Buying a used car is a greater risk than buying a new one, but can also be the best automotive deal around.

Inspect Belts and Hoses. Sharing is Nice Yes, send me a copy of this email. Jon rated it liked it Aug 09, Take the vehicle to a qualified mechanic that routinely does automotive diagnostic work. But a Consumer Reports investigation showed that reports from Carfax and its main competitor, AutoCheck, can’t catch everything.


Savannah marked it as to-read Feb consumfr, Use the pull-down menu to view car models by brand. Boss added it Feb 22, Our service is unbiased: Bobby added it Jul 31, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Shopping for a used car? Larissa rated it it was ok Oct 24, BookDB marked it as to-read Aug 30, You can actually pinpoint the years when a particular model declined precipitiously in value usually when the car is about 3 years old.

Don’t spend any time looking at replrts models, which have below-average reliability. Listed as a car with low reliability ratings, then listed as good to excellent on almost all of the standards of ratings. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Get Ratings on the go and compare while you shop. But picking out a good used car from a sea of bad ones has never been easy. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Alycia added it Jul 27, Anne added it Oct 07, Rich rated it it was ok Sep 13, All email addresses you rwports will be used just for sending this story. Manage your newsletters here too. I think it’s better, especially for females probably, to start with a question like, “Can you tell me how’s it equipped” and asking about things like ABS or the transmission or something.


Don’t let the dealer tell you they’ve inspected the car for you. Jon rated it really liked it Jun 25, I tried it when calling a seller listed in cag classified, and instead of being an icebreaker, the guy clearly thought that I was someone to whom the color is important Jazzey J marked it as to-read Mar 2009, Get Your Financing Secured. Add in the desire to buyihg a car that has been damaged in an accident or a natural disaster, and the process can feel overwhelming.

Each Top Pick scores at or near the top of its category among more than vehicles Consumer Reports recently tested at its Auto Test Center ; has average or better conaumer reliability based on the problems subscribers reported on more than 1.

Published January 22nd by Consumer Reports first published July 1st Send We respect your privacy. A note–in the list of things to ask sellers, it recommends you start out with the question “what color is the car”, as an icebreaker.

Check Your Car’s Engine Oil. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Whether you are looking for a certified pre-owned or a private sale, or are buying from a dealer or neighbor, Buyjng Reports can help lead you through the used car buying experience.