Honest used car pricing and reliability ratings are a must before buying

By Joeseph P.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

I’m one of those rare individuals who has never bought a new car. I just can’t stand the thought of losing 25% of the car’s value by driving it off the lot. Consequently, I have always bought used cars. Sometimes I ended up with a used car that I miss even today (my 1982 Toyota Corolla made it to 180,000 miles) and other times I end up getting to know my mechanic too well.


I’ve had much better luck with the last several because of my experience and the assistance of the Internet. There are web sites out there that track reliability for every used car model and year. While honest and used car salesmen are rarely heard in the same sentence, honest reviews of used cars are available. Before you buy a used car, go online to check for pricing, reliability, and other information. Unbiased used car ratings are your best chance to keep your mechanic unhappy.