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Books about Buying Used Cars


Before bidding on or purchasing a used car at an auction, it is very important to research the make and model of the vehicle, and to inspect it properly . That way, you will be able to make a proper, education, and informed evaluation of the merits and likely problems with the vehicle, and whether the car is worth the money.

Conversely, if you attend an auction, the last thing you want to do is get carried away by excitement on the "heat of the moment", and starting bidding on vehicles which you have neither researched or inspected. If you do that, there's a very good chance that you will get stuck with a poor quality car, or even a lemon, that is not worth anything like the price that you paid for it.

Further down this page are some books (available from Amazon.com) about buying used cars that you might find useful:

You may also find these online resources to be helpful.
  • Vehicle Auction Membership Sites
    Websites with listing of government and other vehicle auctions.

  • How To Buy Cars At Auctions
    With The Present Economic Crisis Theres Never Been A Better Time To Buy Cars At Auctions! This Website Will Provide You With The All Tools You Need To Benefit From The Thousands Of Vehicles Being Sold At Rock Bottom Prices At Auctions.

  • Learn How to Properly Inspect A Used Car
    ASE Certified Automotive Technician Teaches You How To Properly Inspect A Used Vehicle - A "Do It Yourself" guide to inspecting a used vehicle by Jerry Ellingson, ASE Certified Auto Technician

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Buying Used Cars
By O.A Galbraith

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (32 pages)

Buying Used Cars
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When we think of buying used cars some of us despair at the thoughts of the used car gauntlet that lies ahead. The old proverb stands true. Fail to prepare ”...you know the rest! It’s too important that you as the buyer know what you’re doing and what to look out for in the used car market. The benefits of reading this book will arm you with the skills to buying used cars peaches amidst the many lemons! A good used car review should contain some essential elements like a description of the vehicle. The introduction should contain the make, year, model, and years it has been in use or the kilometers. While many of the used cars are given a makeover before their sale, a thing to remember in here is to remain true to the real condition of the vehicle. This guide will give you a good insight on how to go about this. "This guide will give you a powerful insight on how to pick up a quality used car." Author Bio Owen Alexander Galbraith born June 20, 1971, known professionally as O.A Galbraith, is an Scottish author and publisher. A passion for writing books to empower people to take charge of their lives and give them the know-how some industry professionals would rather was not shared. Owen's books will give the reader confidence on topics he has researched so that the many hours spent by him can be saved by you. What sets this author apart from others is nicely coined in the below review comments : "Galbraith is pragmatic and has a keen sense of humor – both traits that encourage our trust." - Grady Harp HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE on October 6, 2016 “When I am reading an O.A Galbraith book, his writing puts him in the frame of mind of the reader which is really a special gift many authors don't have." Stuart Mackenzie, Edinburgh.
Kelley Blue Book Consumer Guide Used Car Edition: Consumer Edition (Kelley Blue Book Used Car Guide Consumer Edition)
By Kelley Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book Co, Inc.
Paperback (550 pages)

Kelley Blue Book Consumer Guide Used Car Edition: Consumer Edition (Kelley Blue Book Used Car Guide Consumer Edition)
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Now published quarterly, the Consumer Edition of the Kelley Blue Book Used Car Guide includes current trade-in values, private party values, and suggested retail values on more than 10,000 models of used cars, trucks, and vans. Covering 15 model years, the book includes VINs, original list prices, easy-to-use equipment schedules with values for optional equipment, and a table of acceptable mileage ranges by year.

Kelley Blue Book Used Car: Consumer Edition January - March 2017 (Kelley Blue Book Used Car Guide Consumer Edition)
By Kelley Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book Co, Inc.
Paperback (550 pages)

Kelley Blue Book Used Car: Consumer Edition January - March 2017 (Kelley Blue Book Used Car Guide Consumer Edition)
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Now published quarterly, the Consumer Edition of the Kelley Blue Used Car Guide includes current trade-in values, private party values, and suggested retail values on more than 10,000 models of used cars, trucks, and vans. Covering 15 model years, the book includes VINs, original list prices, easy-to-use equipment schedules with values of optional equipment, and a table of acceptable mileage ranges by year.
Consumer Reports: Used Car Buying Guide Best & Worst Used Cars
Consumer Reports
Paperback (240 pages)

Consumer Reports: Used Car Buying Guide Best & Worst Used Cars
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Buying a used car is a greater risk than buying a new one, but can also be the best automotive deal around. The 2008 edition of "Used Car Buying Guide" will help anyone in the market get the best price - and minimize risk - when buying, selling, or trading in a used vehicle. As it is best to be armed with as much information as possible before stepping onto a used car lot, this book will provide everything needed including:
Unbiased reviews of every major model from 2000 - 2007Exclusive Reliability Ratings based on over 1 million vehiclesLists of the best and worst used vehicles and how to avoid a lemon A checklist of what to look for when inspecting a used carBest used cars for gas mileageTips on negotiating the best priceRecalls and crash test informationMaking sense of safety informationHow to get the most money when trading in your current carPLUS profiles of more than 260 cars, trucks, and SUVs, presenting all major 2000-2007 models
Each profile contains a photo from the representative year, a write-up of the vehicle, reliability history, crash-test data, and the model years when key safety gear was added and when a major redesign was made.
Lemon-Aid New and Used Cars and Trucks 2007-2017
By Phil Edmonston

Dundurn
Released: 2017-02-28
Paperback (656 pages)

Lemon-Aid New and Used Cars and Trucks 2007-2017
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“Dr. Phil,” Canada’s best-known automotive expert, invites another driver to come aboard.

After forty-six years and almost two million copies sold, Phil Edmonston is joined by a co-pilot for the Lemon-Aid Guide ― George Iny, along with the editors of the Automobile Protection Association.

The 2017 Lemon-Aid has everything: an encyclopedic lineup of the best and worst cars, trucks, and SUVs sold since 2007; secret warranties and tips on the “art of complaining” to help you get your money back; and new-car buying tips that will save you tons of money by revealing the inflated cost of fancy and frivolous add-ons. Lemon-Aid is an essential guide for careful buyers and long-time gear-heads who don't know as much as they think.
Don't Get Screwed When Buying a Car (Screwed Guides Collection - How to Buy a Car & Save Time and Money)
By Drew Eubanks

Independently published
Paperback (56 pages)

Don t Get Screwed When Buying a Car (Screwed Guides Collection - How to Buy a Car & Save Time and Money)
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THINKING ABOUT BUYING A CAR? LEARN THE SECRETS OF BUYING A CAR FROM A VETERAN OF THE CAR BUSINESS!

CAN THIS BOOK HELP YOU SAVE MONEY? I’M SURE THATS THE QUESTION ON YOUR MIND AND THE ANSWER IS YES! YES IT CAN AND IT WILL, IF YOU TAKE WHAT YOU LEARN AND PUT IT TO USE. WITHOUT ACTION, KNOWLEDGE IS USELESS! If you're like the many frustrated consumers world-wide that absolutely hate the idea of purchasing a vehicle, much less actually making it into a dealership only to be bombarded by an overly pushy salesman, then this information is for you. We have created this guide to offer you an alternative to getting taken to the cleaners each time you decide to change up the vehicle you're driving. Dealerships make profit on each and every vehicle they sell along with their other products such as extended service contracts, gap insurance and even financing! The word profit isn't necessarily a bad word but there is a such thing as "a fair profit." How do you know if you're getting a "fair" deal or if you're one of the suckers that's getting screwed? The answer is simple, EDUCATE YOURSELF! We have provided resources that offer a great place to start, but there's still more. You can find reviews online to help you make the decision of what type of vehicle to purchase, what to pay and how much you should get for your trade but that's not all you should know. So what else is there? How about, what is the fair price to pay for an extended warranty, how much is GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection/Guaranteed Auto Protection) insurance really worth? What about the interest rate that the dealership informs you that you qualify for on this purchase? These are all questions that will be addressed in the following pages and through out my other guides.

What you can expect to learn!

  • How car dealers make money
  • The steps car salesmen use to make more profit
  • How to narrow down your options
  • What you should know before going to a dealership
  • Financing options
  • Backend product details
  • How to get more for your trade
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How to Not Get Screwed When Buying a Used Car
By Raymond Giovanni Ramos Rosario

Raymond Giovanni Ramos Rosario
Released: 2011-12-21
Kindle Edition (76 pages)

How to Not Get Screwed When Buying a Used Car
 
Product Description:
DON'T BUY A USED CAR BEFORE BUYING THIS MANUAL!

This manual provides detailed information on do it yourself pre-purchase inspections, test drive instructions and tips, popular dealer scams and lies, and information that will potentially save you thousands of dollars in the purchase of your next used car. It also contains suggested methods on how to protect yourself and your family from scammers, in addition to a section on possible solutions to the problems that have plagued auto manufacturers for many years and that they seem to refuse to address. This manual is written with a comical and sometimes satirical tone without losing its technical value. Enjoy!
The Keys to Buying a Used Car
By Lori Marra

Released: 2016-01-02
Kindle Edition (41 pages)

The Keys to Buying a Used Car
 
Product Description:
If you don't like buying cars and you're not sure about buying a used car, read this book. This book is about saving money in the wicked world of car buying. Buying a new car is one of the worst investments you can make. In fact, it's not an investment at all. The minute you drive the car off the lot, the value of your new car plummets. So, don't buy new. Buy used. You save a lot of money and more importantly, you get better value for your dollar buying a used car. Maybe you've stayed away from buying used cars for fear that you are buying someone else's problems. That's because you may not know how to find a good used car. In just twenty pages, Lori Marra shows you how to find a good used car and gives you the confidence to make the best deal you can. You'll learn how to search for a good used car, how to check over a car before dealing on it, how to talk the lingo of the used car dealer, and how to confidently negotiate a great deal. Don't throw money away buying a new car and don't leave money on the table when negotiating a used car deal. This book helps give you the confidence you need to find and deal on a good used car. Once you've mastered this simple two part process, you'll be secure in your decisions and confident you'll be making a great deal. The process of buying a car doesn't have to be painful or degrading. In fact, Marra makes it down right fun.
How To Make Money Buying and Selling Used Cars: Money Master Systems (1)
By Mr Lewis Stone

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (114 pages)

How To Make Money Buying and Selling Used Cars: Money Master Systems (1)
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This book has been written on true facts, on a system the author painstakingly put together over a number of years of trial and error, until he found a money making system which works to this very day, one which he shares his secrets inside this book for all to read and discover how easy it is to make money buying and selling used cars or even to save you money on the next purchase of your next vehicle with the help of this book you can achieve that.
Lemon-Aid New and Used Cars and Trucks 1990-2016
By Phil Edmonston

Dundurn
Paperback (650 pages)

Lemon-Aid New and Used Cars and Trucks 1990-2016
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“Dr. Phil,” Canada’s best-known automotive expert, steers buyers through the new and used car market for one last spin.

After 45 years and almost two million copies sold, this is Phil’s last annual Lemon-Aid ― and it’s as tough as ever. Edmonston is a former Member of Parliament, and a board member of Quebec’s Bar Association and Consumers Union. He has won many battles for consumers on picket lines and before the Supreme Court.

The 2016 Lemon-Aid has everything: an encyclopedic lineup of the best and worst cars, trucks, and SUVs sold since 1970; a list of the best and worst automaker presidents Phil has worked with, or been sued by; a collection of the worst auto buys of all time; jurisprudence to get your money back; and new car buying tips that save you tons of mone by using lower fuel prices to get cheaper buys; an essential guide for first-time buyers; and a fun gift to smart-aleck gear-heads who don’t know half as much as they think.



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