Used Car Myth or Miracle

Used Car

Finding the perfect used car that fits a person’s budget or mobility needs can be a myth or a miracle. It was reported that the average price of a used car sold for $16,800 in 2014.  A record of 2.3 million used cars were sold last year by U. S. dealerships. That was an increase of 5.7 percent from 2013.

There is a used car myth and miracle when a car is purchased. From a used car lot, an assumption, a myth, may be made that the repairs have been completed. Carmax, which provides vehicle history reports, indicated that approximately one-fifth of the 238 million cars on the road have been recalled for defects, however, they may not be repaired before they end up on a used car lot. It is a miracle that there are not more accidents.

It means that roughly 46 million cars have a problem that was not repaired due to a recall. Dealerships from used car lots or individuals have no legal requirement to do any of the repairs before a car is sold. Further, it is a myth that it is mandatory for the buyer to be told that there was a recall on the used car. Florida is third, with 2.8 million cars, in the category of having the most cars with open case recalls.

The used car myth or miracle is important for women. When they buy a car, they have several items they take into consideration. First of all, they want more so they will want advice from someone who knows about cars or at least someone in the automobile industry. They may spend a lot of time during this process. Women are interested in how well the car performs, the design, safety, and any other special features. Additionally, women will seek cars for comfort and practicality.

According to the Road & Travel Magazine, it was reported that when General Motors was creating an SUV, men were asked to dress in drag. In their heels, nails, and skirts made from garbage bags, they worked to figure out what feeling women would have driving an SUV.

Used car myths or miracle is an important consideration when car dealerships examine the preference of women. Women are more open to driving a smaller car than men would be. The consumer reports are available for a used car under $10,000. In the small car category, there are three choices of cars. The 2008 Mazda 3 is noted for having few to no frequent car shop visits, great in gas usage, and fun to drive.

The Pontiac Vike, 2005 to 2008, has lots of room, yet it is compact, and it has a high reliability rating. The Volkswagen Rabbit for the years 2007 to 2009 is sporty looking with quality interior. The Acura TL (2005) has a luxury look and the Honda Pilot (2005), SUV, is promising as well.

Used car suggestions in the $10,000 to $15,000 range include the Kia Soul (2010 – 12), which has a lot of great features and the Infiniti G35 (2006 – 07) is sporty but classy inside. The Toyota Highlander V6 (2005 -07) is very reliable and is a good family car.

When buying a car new or used, it is not a myth or miracle that there is a gender specific trick. It is important to remember that knowledge is power. Determine what features are important. Since this is an important decision, move at a personal pace. Consider gasoline prices and maintenance. Search for specific information about the vehicle that is of interest. Ask questions of the salesperson, who is commissioned to have the answers.

By Marie A. Wakefield




Tampa Bay Times

USA Today 

New York Daily News

Road & Travel Magazine

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