20 Questions : What to ask when buying a new or used car
Whose advice do I need and whose advice will I heed?
Have I done my homework and made a list of my needs?
What type of vehicle do I want?
How much can I really afford?
What type of vehicle do I need for my lifestyle?
Do I have a trade-in or will I sell outright?
What is the dealer environment like?
Does my dealership have a good selection?
Have I taken the car for a test drive?
Am I being treated with respect?
Has the used car been reconditioned and certified?
How will I finance the purchase?
Have I researched every insurance option?
Have I or my mechanic thoroughly inspected the vehicle inside and out?
Does my dealer offer a warranty for this car, or have extended warranties available?
Are there any money-back guarantees or repair guarantees?
Does my dealer offer any kind of service contract, or roadside assistance?
What service and support is available locally?
Have I established a long-term relationship with a dealer I trust and can recommend
to my family and friends?
Do I feel confident about the purchasing process?
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