Most people think that the single people selling cars are the best places too find the deals. Well that can be true but there is nothing that one cannot find when they look to the other areas. First off you need to keep an open mind. There is more than meets the eye when you are looking for a second hand car. The amount of cars being sold every day is enormous and you should take advantage of this whenever possible. Case and point would be the used car auctions. This is one of the many places where one can find a large amount of used cars all in one place. Not to mention the fact that the prices are much lower than that of the other cars being sold by private persons and car lots all over the place. Most often the cars that are being sold at auction are purchased by the lots who will then add a premium price on top of it. There is nothing saying that you cannot visit the same auctions and make a purchase yourself. The main thing is too visit the right auctions. There are places where you must have a dealers license which is easy enough to come by if you have a few extra dollars. There are other places where you can simply attend the auction and make a purchase without the extra license. All you really need to do is check the local yellow pages. There will most likely be at least one if not several car auctions in your area. Give them a call and find out what their policies are and you will have a good place to find the car you are looking for.
There are other auctions that will serve you well. The police and other public services regularly sell off their vehicles to the public. You can easily locate these auctions by calling the police department and asking about the times and locations. This is public record and you should have little or no trouble locating these options. Police vehicles are always a good choice. They are well maintained and can be counted on for years of good service to you as a car. The other public services sell their vehicles as well to make room for the new fleets. This is a great place to find a car that may have had very little if any kind of use in the time it was in service.