I’ll be graduating from college soon and I’m hoping to purchase my first car after graduation.
Honestly, I don’t know much about cars.(If there’s a book/website I should look at to educate myself, I’d be happy to hear about it. ) I’m working with a college student budget, so I’m looking for something about $4,000. I’m not concerned about bells and whistles(boring and/or sort of ugly are fine) but more about safety, readability and repair costs. I’ve looked at the Consumer Reports list of best used vehicles and I’m leaning towards a Honda Civic or Accord.
What are your suggestions?
What questions should I ask before purchasing said car?
Should I be purchasing from a dealer or is purchasing from a private party okay?