Looking for a Cheap Car?-Things You Need to Know
Let's continue with the inspection and find out how much these used cars for sale online worth?
You are now inside the car. Don't rev up now. Take a deep breath. Does it stink? No, then it is OK; if yes, ask the seller the reason. Flood-damaged cars very often have a funky smell, or maybe somewhere under the carpet, an unfortunate rodent breathed last. Whatever be the reason it indicates long disuse. It's a valid reason to abandon further inspection.
Now check the driver's seat. Is it tattered, or look new? Both are ominous, in either case, it means misuse of the car and new means replacement. Try to assert the reason.
Now, let's recapitulate our findings so far:
It's time to ignition. Start the car and rev up. Listen to the purring sound; anything abnormal, out of tune, or eerie? Note it down. Check whether all the instruments in the dashboard are functioning or not. If the car has an AC unit, check its working.
If you have the permission to test drive, then roll it down from the hanger. But wait a bit; do you have the required documents/papers to drive a car? How about the insurance? We are confident that you will not hit someone and run but what assurance you have that others won't do it to you?
So, get set and ready for your test drive. If your car engine is an interference engine, then any failure of the cambelt or the timing chain will be catastrophic.
Now start the car rev up and hear for any creepy sound. Don't expect what Rolls Royce once advertised, 'At 60 miles an hour the loudest noise in this new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock.' Your engine will purr, but not rumble; remember the difference between noise and musical sound you learned in the eighth standard. Try to feel the car, for the wobble, swaying and trying to have a free will and going beyond your control. Hope, you have chosen a quiet lane, apply the brakes at 30 mph and note how the car stops. Is it smooth; or looks like a drunk, screeching to a halt. Start the car again and take a steep turn at a medium speed say 25 mph. Note the performance. Does it respond like a fine-tuned violin then the car passed another test and seems OK?
Now comes the ownership issue. That needs document verification. You can do it personally or can take the help of a professional agency.
Now, comes the why, what and where part of the elaborate process.
What to look?
Where to look?
It's time to negotiate the price, with a proper approach you can, of course, polish off, a few hundred bucks from the sticker price. You have selected the best possible car from the used car listing Florida.
So, Bon voyage!