Buying a Used Car

by MITCHEL HUDRICK and ALAINA SNIDER

While buying a used car, the buyer has to take many factors into consideration such as mileage, body condition, and brand. When buying a car the buyer should pay attention to the mileage on the car.

Mileage sometimes alternates the price of a car; cars with high mileage are usually cheaper than cars with lower mileage. Cars with high mileage also usually become less reliable because it usually means the car is getting older.

Body condition is also another factor buyers should take into consideration. If a car is rusted and makes a lot of noise it probably not the best idea to buy that car because it may not very reliable and it just doesn’t look that great.

The brand or manufacturer of the car is another factor that all buyers should consider. Although a car might be in great shape, that doesn’t always mean that it will reliable. Some car manufacturers try have the best looking and sheek car but don’t consider the reliability of the car. Volkswagen buyer John Hudrick learned this the hard way after buying a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle, Hudrick says, “I bought the car thinking it would be a fun car to own, but I ended up having to fix many things on the car.” Hudrick bought a car for the looks not the reliably and ended up spending a lot of time and money fixing the car because Volkswagen does not always spend as much time on the reliability of the car as they do the look. These factors and more should be considered while buying a used car.