Getting a new or used car

Because the availability and accessibility of public transportation varies from location to location in the U.S., it is likely that you will eventually need a car.

However, it is very important to remember the following:

Buying a used car from a private party

Purchasing a new or used car from a dealership

Additional resources and links

Edmunds.com is a great source for car buyers. It includes ratings, prices and other information for buying a used or new car. It also has a Tips & Advice section which lists steps to successfully getting a good deal for the vehicle.

If you want to get an idea of what the average price is for a used or new car, Kelly's Blue Book is a good resource to visit. However, please remember that the prices listed on that website are only average prices and are not dependent on the condition of the vehicle you are planning to purchase. Always make sure that you thoroughly inspect the car before you make any offers.

Last modified: Mar 3, 2014
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