3. Expand Your Used Car Search
Although it’s probably easier to buy a vehicle close to home, you might get a better deal by searching for used cars for sale in a slightly wider geographical radius.
“Many used car shoppers may not be aware that car prices vary across the country,” said Brian Kramer, a public relations representative at CarGurus.com. “Expanding a car search can yield savings, and it might be worth it for shoppers that are truly driven by price. There are regional hot spots where shoppers can see legit savings by opening up their search to a nearby city,” said Kramer. “For example, used car shoppers in Chattanooga could save almost 4 percent on a 2013 F-150 if they expand their search to Atlanta.”
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