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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

  • Auto Buying Tools
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Consumer Reports Used Car Buying Guide Summer 2017
By Editors of Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports
Paperback (241 pages)

Consumer Reports Used Car Buying Guide Summer 2017
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Product Description:
Take the guesswork out of buying a used car, truck, or SUV! GET EXPERT ADVICE from the Editors of Consumer Reports Magazine. Answers all your questions, including: Most & Least Reliable; Smart Picks Under $30,000; When to Fix, When to Ditch; 10 Used Car Flags. 284 models are rated.
Buying Used Cars: 2017 Edition
By Stanley M. Clarke

Independently published
Paperback (77 pages)

Buying Used Cars: 2017 Edition
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Product Description:

“Would you like to safeguard yourself against pitfalls and discover how to purchase your ideal vehicle at the right price?”                         by Stanley M. Clarke




Like everyone else, when we think of buying used cars we despair at the thoughts of the used car gauntlet that lies ahead. The old proverb stands true. "Fail to prepare..." you know the rest! 

There is a raft of poorly researched books out there that fail to convey their meaning and just confuse the reader even further. You are left wondering what was the point. No great secrets are revealed, instead only common knowledge is provided and in between that is simply pages of non sensical filler.


For Most Of Us Purchasing A Vehicle Is The Second Largest Investment After The Family Home


As reported by the vehicle history service provider CarFax, some 800,000 vehicles within the USA, as well as at the very least 500 taxis, have been “title washed” to hide their plagued histories. 

It’s Too Important That You As The Buyer, Know What You Are Doing And What To Look Out For


In this book you will learn:

  • WHY BUY A USED 
  • WHERE DEALERS GET STOCK
  • KNOW WHAT YOU REALLY WANT
  • WHERE TO BUY
  • WHEN TO BUY
  • MOST POPULAR USED CARS BY SEGMENT
  • MOST RELIABLE CARS
  • BUYING COSTS
  • WHATS IT WORTH
  • LEASING VS FINANCE
  • BUYING CHECKLIST
  • INSURANCE
  • NEGOTIATION
  • CONSUMER RIGHTS

Buying Used Cars is a quality book with real life genuine knowledge that will help you by demistifying many aspects of the buying process. Here are some of the benefits to you the reader:

  • EXPERIENCE: author speaks from a place of 30 years industry knowledge 
  • UP TO DATE: complete list of the 2017 best selling used cars
  • SPECIFIC: the content is U.S focused unlike other books that "spray and pray" 
  • MULTI SALES CHANNELS: dealership, private sale and auction processes 
  • TOP TIPS: learn the art of negotiation, how to properly test drive a car, getting a better price, your consumer rights, insurance and much more
  • HUGE VARIETY: multi vehicle segment best used cars revealed
  • INTUITIVE: logically organized and presented for ease of reference going beyond common knowledge
  • CLARIFICATION: each concept is expanded in-depth giving details and explanations that provide real value 
  • CLEANLY FORMATTED: considered and structured formatting that makes content look great on any device

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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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Product Description:
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.
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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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
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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Lowest New Price: $6.94*
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  • KELLEY BLUE BOOK
Product Description:

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.

Buy Used Cars with Confidence: Learn How to Locate, Inspect, Test Drive and Negotiate to Get the Best Used Car for Your Money
By Clair Schwan

Gutsy Badger Publishing
Released: 2016-04-29
Kindle Edition (218 pages)

Buy Used Cars with Confidence: Learn How to Locate, Inspect, Test Drive and Negotiate to Get the Best Used Car for Your Money
 
Product Description:
Buy Used Cars with Confidence was written for the individual who is in the market for a used car and wants to get the best car for the money. It’s a step-by-step guide through the process of identifying, selecting, evaluating and negotiating the purchase of a used car, a vehicle that offers great savings and good prospects for long and dependable service.

The book offers a comprehensive set of used car buying resources with chapters on reliability and maintenance, factors to consider when choosing a car, where to find the right car, an extensive set of questions to ask sellers, insights about determining the credibility of claims made by sellers, and guidance on how to negotiate a good deal. In addition, definitions are provided for more than 100 motor vehicle terms and expressions.

Five detailed inspection and road test checklists guide the user through the process of evaluating a vehicle's engine, drive train, body, tires, interior and more. The checklists include nearly 200 separate inspection, sensing and testing activities that can be conducted at the discretion of the user. Many of the checklist elements are explained in detail so it's clear what actions to take and why, and what "show stoppers" lurk among prospective vehicles in the used car market. These “data points” help the used car buyer determine whether a prospective vehicle is a good value.

With the help of this book, even a novice can sort out the cherry vehicles from the lemons. Links are provided so users have free access to PDF versions of the checklists so they can be downloaded, printed and taken along when inspecting and testing vehicles.

This robust guide also offers web links to 67 original, large size, detailed, color photos of vehicle components, assemblies and subassemblies, many with annotations. Each photo was taken by the author specifically to serve as additional visual aid for discussions in the text. Additional information is included with each photo to clarify what’s shown. In essence, it's a basic car part identification and troubleshooting web course included with the book.
The Art of Buying a Used Car: Best Bang for Your Buck
By Pascal Mashami

Independently published
Paperback (57 pages)

The Art of Buying a Used Car: Best Bang for Your Buck
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When it comes to buying used cars, knowledge is power. From conducting a behind the scenes research to making the final offer, The Art of Buying a Used Car contains guidelines, strategies and valuable advice to get you the most bang for your buck.
How to Build Cobra Kit Cars + Buying Used (Performance Projects)
By D. Smith

Sa Design
Paperback (176 pages)

How to Build Cobra Kit Cars + Buying Used (Performance Projects)
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  • Author: D. Brian Smith
  • Photos: 500-Color
Product Description:
The original Shelby Cobra left an indelible imprint on the automotive landscape. This nimble English roadster, powered by a raucous Ford V-8, set new performance standards, won countless races, and became an iconic supercar. The Shelby Cobra was only in production for six short years and only 1,000 cars were ever made, but Cobra aficionados yearned for and revered these cars. Then, beginning in the late 1970s, companies manufactured and sold Cobra replicas as a kit car, so enthusiasts could build one in the garage, and other companies eventually offered complete rolling chassis as well as complete new cars.
Author D. Brian Smith, former editor-in-chief of Kit Car magazine, shows you each crucial step in assembling a modern Cobra replica, and in particular, he profiles assembling the most popular Cobra kit car, the Factory Five Cobra Mk4. He guides you through selecting the right Cobra kit car for a particular budget and performance goals, and then shows how to plan, budget, and use the necessary tools. Detailed step-by-step captions and photos show you how to assemble each major component group of the car so you assemble a strong running, reliable, and safe Cobra replica.
Also included in this informative guide is how to buy a pre-owned Cobra replica. It shows you how to inspect, evaluate, and test drive used Cobra kit cars for those who prefer to purchase an already assembled one.
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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Lowest New Price: $20.84*
Lowest Used Price: $22.44*
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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.
Car Flipping 101: How to Quit Your Job & Make a Fortune Selling Used Cars (Car Flipping, Buying Cars, Selling Cars, Flipping Cars For Profit, Side Business, How To Flip Cars, How To Sell Used Cars)
By S Rothschild

Released: 2014-02-19
Kindle Edition (29 pages)

Car Flipping 101: How to Quit Your Job & Make a Fortune Selling Used Cars (Car Flipping, Buying Cars, Selling Cars, Flipping Cars For Profit, Side Business, How To Flip Cars, How To Sell Used Cars)
 
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