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1. Identifying your needs and budget

1. Identifying your needs and budget

The path towards buying a new used vehicle should always begin by identifying needs and budget. Every person and family will have different requirements or expectations from any...

2. Research the type of vehicle you are interested in

2. Research the type of vehicle you are interested in

There are more sources for car information than you can shake a stick at. Be it online or in print, the used car business is a huge generator of revenue for dealers.

3. Finding the vehicle

3. Finding the vehicle

It is always difficult to say where you might locate the perfect car or if it even exists. There are numerous points to take into consideration when starting the shopping around...

4. Where to look for your new used car

4. Where to look for your new used car

The most common, comfortable and effortless avenue to start your search is by going online. There are countless websites, such as our own auto123.com, where thousands upon thous...

5. Should I buy from a dealer or a private individual?

5. Should I buy from a dealer or a private individual?

When buying from a private seller, you can expect to pay a lower price. As the person has no overhead or costs involved in selling the car, he or she has no need to make an actu...

6. I have found a car that interests me

6. I have found a car that interests me

After you have increased your level of knowledge on the vehicle that tickles your fancy and have found one that fits your criteria, the time has come to make an appointment with...

7. Giving a deposit?

7. Giving a deposit?

The car has passed your preliminary verification and you like it. The next step is to put a "hold" on the car because you must get it inspected.

7 Questions to Ask When You’re Buying a Used Car

7 Questions to Ask When You’re Buying a Used Car

Whether you buy a used car from a dealer or a private seller, there is a lot you need to know to be confident you’re making a smart purchase.

8. What can I do with the VIN number?

8. What can I do with the VIN number?

The VIN number, or Vehicle Identification Number, is the car's birth certificate. It can tell you where the car was built (country and factory), the year it was built and a numb...

9. Time for some negotiating

9. Time for some negotiating

At this point, you should have an excellent idea of what the car you are interested in is worth, in other words, the market value of the car (the same goes for your trade-in) an...

10. Inspection: Do it!

10. Inspection: Do it!

This is without a doubt the most important step in the entire transaction

11. Garage recommendations for inspection?

11. Garage recommendations for inspection?

If you do not know of a good garage or the one you typically deal with does not perform the important and often overlooked body inspection, you can find a good reliable garage i...

12 Cars Offering the Best Resale Value, According to J.D. Power

12 Cars Offering the Best Resale Value, According to J.D. Power

Auto123.com looks at the cars offering the best resale value in 12 different categories, according to a new study by research firm J.D. Power. Reliability, performance, comfort ...

12. Signing a contract

12. Signing a contract

The contract is the binding element that ties one party to another. In these types of transactions, it defines obligations and recourse. It is therefore imperative that the cont...

Glossary of common terms used in the used car business

Glossary of common terms used in the used car business

Glossary of common terms used in the used car business

How to Negotiate a Used Vehicle Purchase or Sale

How to Negotiate a Used Vehicle Purchase or Sale

Whether you’re buying a used car or selling your old one, it’s important to get a good price so you can drive away happy and confident. Here are some negotiation tips for buyers...

Need More Used Car Buying Tips? We Have Some!

Need More Used Car Buying Tips? We Have Some!

Whether it’s your first of fifth used car buying experience, and whether you’re buying it from a dealer or from a private seller, there are a few things to keep in mind that can...

Should You Buy a New or Used Car?

Should You Buy a New or Used Car?

Time to replace your car? That means it’s time to decide whether to buy new or used. Here are the pros and cons of buying a used car according to the experts at CARPROOF.

Top 10 Used Cars at Under $5,000 (and more than 15 years old!) for Tackling Winter

Top 10 Used Cars at Under $5,000 (and more than 15 years old!) for Tackling Winter

Auto123.com gives you our totally scientific, blatantly un-scientific list of 10 used-car models, 15 years old or more, that can be had for under the $5,000 mark in Canada, and ...

Top 3 Tools to Determine Your Car’s Value

Top 3 Tools to Determine Your Car’s Value

Thinking about selling your used car or used truck this year? Here are the best resources to help you assess its value.

Two Sisters and Entrepôt Auto Durocher: A Used-Car Model to Emulate

Two Sisters and Entrepôt Auto Durocher: A Used-Car Model to Emulate

What does the used-car market look like in 2018? How does a retailer of pre-owned vehicles maintain success in this era? We profile sisters Marie-Claude and Dominique Durocher, ...

Used Cars With a Damage History: What to Do?

Used Cars With a Damage History: What to Do?

A lot of shoppers assume they want a vehicle that’s never been in an accident, and sometimes get scared off if they discover the vehicle does have damage history.