Cars are one of the most expensive things you’ll ever buy, coming in second only to your home. The frugal girl in me always says to buy used- on practically everything. And you’ll save thousands when buying a used car over a new one. However, if you spend $2,000 on a used car, then end up having to get a different one within a year, then you’re not really saving money. So when do you buy new, and when do you buy used? Of course, you need to be very careful when buying a used car. A good eye and lots of experience helps with that. These tips at The Frugal Free Gal will also be helpful:
-New cars are more reliable, accident free, have a warranty- and a nice smell
-Used cars are often thousands cheaper, but they will need more repairs and sooner.
-If you’re buying new, go during the end of summer. Dealers are trying to clear their lots, and will offer better sales.