Buying a used car can save lots of cash for you and your family compared to a brand new vehicle, but navigating the world of the used car salesroom can sometimes be a little bit intimidating. Car dealers are, for the most part, reputable outfits that aren’t there to rip you off, but second hand car salesmen have got a reputation for being ‘predatory’ or ‘shark toothed’ and the whole process can be a bit [read: a lot] anxiety-inducing. Especially if you’re not actually all that sure what you’re doing or looking for.
What you need is some advice from the inside and – wouldn’t you know it? – we've done the hard work for you and anonymously spoken to used car salesmen and asked them to share some of the more unscrupulous tricks of the trade so you can be fully clued up before you set foot on the forecourt (and avoid any surprises whilst you’re negotiating prices).
Not only that, we’ve also given you a check list of common problems to look out for when you’re buying a second hand car, so you should be completely covered. You can thank us later.