for buying a cheap car and hoping for 25,50 sometimes even 100k miles with minor repairs is a needle in a haystack, especially if your planning to do ton of personal and work driving. But most cars near 150k-175k are on the near of problems
Since there’s 10-15 ways to shop for a car what is the best?
I’ve always heard, if you just want to beat mileage into something, just having an extra car for the winter, get a $500-1000 option. Then do oil changes and repairs yourself.
For the cheapest cars, better then facebook or CL, auctions. But vice versa I heard auctions can be a complete bust. especially not being able to drive it, however, some reason also heard there’s some you can test drive at, some they drive up and down and some they just turn it on or some you have no clue what you’re getting. Is this very dangerous place to get a beater?
Car lots, talking more on private owned rather then dealership branch. I assume car lot guys grab a $500 auction car, oil change it, maybe breaks or any minor issues and detail engine bay and car and list it for $1500? Or would car lot owners get better quaility cars then potentially auctions get
Then obliviously FB/CL marketplace, guess comes down to know what to look for and listen and feel for. but at the $1000-$2000 range are you just most likely gonna buy other peoples problems or get junk.
Just curious since all 3 was were curious if you were looking for a winter vehicle or something you can add 50,000 miles to without really damaging any car value, which route would you personally go?