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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...

ALMS: Corvette Racing back for 2009

ALMS: Corvette Racing back for 2009

Corvette Racing unveiled its plans for the 2009 season Tuesday that will see the most successful team in Series history compete in two classes in the American Le Mans Series whi...

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

Here Are 10 Vehicles Worth More on the Market Used than New!

Here Are 10 Vehicles Worth More on the Market Used than New!

We’re hearing a growing number of reports of vehicles on the used-car market selling for more than they did new. Blame the shortage of electronic chips, blame the pandemic, or b...

How do I know if an electric vehicle is right for me?

How do I know if an electric vehicle is right for me?

Michael Schumacher took the overall victory of the annual International Challenge of Go-Kart Champions at Florianopolis after winning round 1 and securing a second place in roun...

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...

Indy Lights: Easy victory for Tristan Vautier in Trois-Rivieres

Indy Lights: Easy victory for Tristan Vautier in Trois-Rivieres

Pole sitter Tristan Vautier, the reigning Star Mazda series' champion, clinched pole position and motored to an easy victory in the Firestone Indy Lights series' race held at th...

L’Annuel de l’Automobile 2020 : A Yearly Tradition in French-Speaking Canada Continues

L’Annuel de l’Automobile 2020 : A Yearly Tradition in French-Speaking Canada Continues

It’s about that time of year when we welcome a new edition of the top automotive resource end buying guide for French-speaking Canadians: the massive 2020 Annuel de l’Automobile...

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...

Shopicar in Financing and Acquisition Mode

Shopicar in Financing and Acquisition Mode

Online used car financing and purchasing platform Shopicar, has been gaining ground throughout Quebec for the past year. It now offers financing services, purchase of vehicles d...

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.

The Last Buick Grand National Ever Built Is Going to Auction... With Only 33 Miles on the Odometer

The Last Buick Grand National Ever Built Is Going to Auction... With Only 33 Miles on the Odometer

The last Buick Grand National to be built is headed to Barrett-Jackson Auctions in January. It’s anyone’s guess what price this unique car will command, but with only 33 miles o...

This 1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 could be yours

This 1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 could be yours

This beautiful 1983 Toyota Tercel SR5 just landed on eBay.In amazing condition, this could become a good deal.

This 1987 Chevrolet Camaro Just Sold for $56,000

This 1987 Chevrolet Camaro Just Sold for $56,000

A 1987 Camaro just broke the bank on BringaTrailer; it sold for $ 56,000 US. The price seems exagerated, but the price for original and good condition models from the 1980s is s...

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.