Best Pricing on a Used Vehicle | OkCarz

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How to tell if you’re getting a fairly priced vehicle

Buying a used car is much different than buying a new car. With a new vehicle, there is a price that is suggested by the manufacturer, and from there, the dealership can decide how much they can sell the vehicle for while still making a profit. You’ll also know exactly what you’re getting when you buy a new car, as it won’t have had other owners before you. That is one of the reasons that it can be harder to buy a used car.  

Whether you’re just browsing for a vehicle, or if you have a specific make and model in mind, you need to be aware of how much you’re actually able to spend on your used car. If your budget is lower, trying to buy a luxury vehicle like a used Mercedes-Benz will not likely be your best plan of attack unless you’re opting for a model that is significantly older. Sometimes, it can be beneficial to make your budget before you research which models you’d like to look at.  

a car for sale at a used car lot with a price sticker reading 9499

Used truck with brightly colored window stickers reading ultra clean, loaded and 16995 with streamers over head

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Used Car Pricing Tools 

Once you’ve established your budget, you can begin looking for a vehicle that fits your needs. There are plenty of websites that provide conglomerations of vehicle information, which can help you determine what a fair price is for the used vehicle you’re considering.  Sites like Consumer Reports and Kelley Blue Book are able to provide information on the current market value of a vehicle.  

When you’re buying used, there are plenty of other factors that can come into play, like mileage, the number of owners, and of course, age. There are plenty of things you can do to ensure that you’re getting the best version of the vehicle, but if you shop at OkCarz, you won’t have to worry about surprises. Every vehicle on the OkCarz lot is inspected before you buy and backed by a six-month, 6,000-mile powertrain warranty. View the inventory online to find the used vehicle that best fits your needs. 

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