Buying a Used Car: Dealer Suggests Putting Needs ahead of Wants

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It is to be expected that anyone buying a used car will have a lot on their mind. A New York auto dealer was highlighted in a recent Oneida Daily Dispatch article discussing how a handful of potential used car buyers often put their wants before their needs, when they really should be doing the opposite.

It may not be too farfetched to assume that in many cases, what a used car buyer wants in a vehicle may not be what they really need. For instance, a family of five probably needs a vehicle that seats at least that many, so choosing to buy a used sports car that only seats two may not be the best decision, even though a family member has always dreamed of having one.

The article also addresses how used car sales have been increasing after the downturn in mid-2009 that some attribute to the Cash for Clunkers program. Many consumers have not forgotten the Car Rebate Allowance System (CARS) program under the management of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that allowed “clunker” vehicles to be exchanged for ones with better fuel efficiency.

According to the New York car dealer featured in the article, a substantial amount of cars that used auto dealers would typically buy and sell were being taken to junkyards since they were not permitted to be resold if they were brought in as trades with the Cash for Clunkers program.

Before buying a used car, it is important to explore both the needs and wants of you and your family. It is also important for you to do your research about certain vehicles and dealerships in addition to being aware of potential ways in which you could be subjected to used car fraud in California. The more you know about used vehicles, auto dealer fraud, and other matters surrounding buying a used car, the better your chances are of having a positive experience with a used car.

If you feel that you have been a victim of used car fraud in California, Howard D. Silver may be able to help. As a California used car fraud lawyer, Mr. Silver is dedicated to ensuring that consumers’ rights are protected. For a free consultation of your specific situation, call (855) 341-2611 today.


Posted Date: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015