Best way to get a new/different car?

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    May 18, 2011 6:34 AM GMT
    So I have a 94 Altima... it's really really bad. It had gone its first 100 miles ever without something going haywire and then one day its tire went flat, I hydroplaned, and I went into a tree. Last Friday, actually.


    I don't belong to a church of any kind and most would shun my gay presence, so word around a faithfilled place isn't an option here.

    What other ways do any of you know of finding a different car?



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    May 18, 2011 6:38 AM GMT
    eBay and the local newspaper. Or get those car buyer guides you see next to newsstands. Good luck in your search.
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    May 18, 2011 6:47 AM GMT
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    May 18, 2011 6:53 AM GMT
    Oh and if that doesn't work ...
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  • rnch

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    May 18, 2011 1:50 PM GMT
    read and compare.

    i'm quite happy with my $199 down and $199 a month new toyota camry lease.


  • Timbales

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    May 18, 2011 2:05 PM GMT
    Make a list of your priorities and what you can afford, then check out ratings at the library. Look for cars that hold their value and will meet your criteria.
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    May 18, 2011 2:15 PM GMT
    Check Consumers Reports for ratings on used cars ...they will give you the ones that you have to avoid ..
    This is the end of 2011 car model year , good deals can be made for a 2011 left on their lot , the new 2012 model year are being delivered and they need room for them
    Classified are a good source too ...
    Good luck ...
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    May 18, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    Check Consumer Reports April issue. Any public library will have it, and check Carmax. Glad you weren't hurt.
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    May 18, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    Are you looking for a new car or used?

    If new trying narrowing down to which kind of car you'd like to look at first.

    If used craigslist is one of the best resources. If buying used trying looking up cars online for forums where owners can share what potential problems or services you'll need to be aware of.
  • zenny

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    May 18, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    Buy from a reputable dealership, I know it's a little more expensive, but you know that it's covered if anything goes wrong. Just make sure it's in the contract when you purchase it. Leasing is also an option if you need it temporarily (like if you know you're going to graduate in 3 years or something).
  • siannoguy

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    May 18, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    rnch saidread and compare.

    i'm quite happy with my $199 down and $199 a month new toyota camry lease.




    Which state and when did you get this deal?
  • Webster666

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    May 18, 2011 9:57 PM GMT
    Absolutely (as several other guys said, above) check out Consumer Reports.
    You can check it out online, but, I think you have to pay 5 bucks. So what ? It's worth it.
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    May 18, 2011 10:41 PM GMT
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    May 18, 2011 10:44 PM GMT
    get yourself a sugar daddy
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    May 19, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    i_VAN saidget yourself a sugar daddy

    Right? lol. I make a meager amount of money, so I may just end using a bike and saving through the summer.
  • DrewT

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    May 19, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    TrevorMark said
    i_VAN saidget yourself a sugar daddy

    Right? lol. I make a meager amount of money, so I may just end using a bike and saving through the summer.


    Sounds good to me! I bike everywhere around where I live (which is a small enough town). I don't need a car.
  • nfgsd

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    May 19, 2011 1:04 AM GMT
    Ask friends/family/co workers if they know anyone who is selling their car if your looking for a used one. Also check out edmunds.com, they have great forums, and you can see and compare many different cars at one time. You can build a car and it will tell you what a good price to pay is, and even do all your negotiations online.

    If your buying a used take it to a mechanic and have them look over it. Ask the owner if they have a carfax, and why they are selling it.

    Oh also if your going to finance, check with your bank for rates/approval. Each dealer you go to will try to run your credit and give you a rate that may make them more money.

    The last car I bought in december was pretty painless. I did all the approval for the loan through my bank (usaa) and just printed out a check and took it to the dealer.
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    May 19, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
    How much can you afford? For $5000, you can pick up a decent used Honda Accord. Check Craigslist and Autotrader.
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    May 19, 2011 2:44 AM GMT
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    May 19, 2011 2:58 AM GMT
    Do your homework! All are very good suggestions. Get your feet wet go out to some of the dealerships..remember you have to eat and you need gas. Look into a used Hybrid perhaps!