Certified Used Cars: What You Need to Know Before You Buy

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Buying a certified used car is often a wise idea, but there are some factors to keep in mind when pursuing this avenue.  Buying a used car can be a great experience, and it does constitute the vast majority of car buying in the United States every year, but that does not mean that there aren’t risks involved with it too.

For the most part, most car buying experiences are pretty swell.  Most car buying experiences go off without a hitch, but there are those that have hang-ups and that cause problems of one kind or another.  For example, people sometimes get taken advantage of and, even if this is not the norm, this is still often what a lot of people think of when they think of buying a used car.

What to Know Before You Buy

There are a couple points to consider when buying a used car:

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Classic automotive dealerships are not very common.  It is a niche market to say the least and each state generally speaking only has a few of them. This is one reason of many why we tend to feel pretty loyal to our classic automotive dealerships.  However, once in a while we will feel the need to cut the ties with our automotive [...]

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Car manufacturing has been one of the most changing and evolving industries out there.  This has been a very diverse and changing industry, with each year bringing some changes, and each decade bringing major leaps forward and entire evolutions of cars.  To a degree, car manufacturing often changes in some small way almost overnight, and the industry definitely does change significantly every year.  Every ten years, the industry is practically unrecognizable as to how it was ten years prior.  The truth of the matter too is that the leaps and bounds that are being taken now, when compared to the types of leaps and bounds that were occurring decades ago.  The car manufacturing process and industry is changing so quickly and has been evolving so fast since the turn of the century that there is no telling what kinds of cars we will be driving even just another few years from now.

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Where do most people get their classic cars?  Craigslist?  EBay?  Auto trader?  An ad in the local paper?  Word of mouth?  For sale sign and the car in the person’s front yard?  At an official dealer?  Not necessarily.  In fact, the majority of classic cars are bought and sold at classic car auctions.  This includes classic cars that are in pre and the post restoration stage.

Classic car auctions can be and are a great place to buy and sell classic cars.  The auction style and sort of old fashioned feel of an in-person auction is very appropriate to the buying and selling process of the car itself, and because of the auction nature of the sales process, cars can be gotten at a steal.

Keep in mind however that, just like with anything else, there can be and is pros and cons to buying and selling a car at such an auction.  A [...]

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