There are many things to take into consideration when buying a used car for example making sure all the right documents are with the car, the mileage looks right, all parts don't look too worn and the general exterior of the car is in good shape. When looking for the car you're after knowing the right price to pay for the quality of the car is important because you don't want to pay too much but then if the price is really low for the standard of car you have to ask why it's so low.
Check the Mileage
The mileage on a car is one of the main things you can check as it can be tampered with so easily even electric ones that are now being installed into modern cars. You will be able to check the mileage on the car is correct by checking the history of the car you would have to check the last time the car was serviced the mileage it was at and what it is now. If the difference in mileage seems inaccurate in any way then ask why its so low since the last time it was checked, on the other hand if it is extremely high ask what the car was used for in that period of time. If the person has no service history forms then take caution you should still try to get the history through the license plate number you will be able to get any major reports such as being in a large accident etc. You would expect to pay a little more for a car that has done 40,000 compared to a car of the same year and make that has done 60,000 miles, just ensure the mileage adds up before even thinking about placing a price.
There are things to take into consideration when buying off a dealership or if it's a private sale. If you are buying it privately it should be cheaper than a dealer but then its also a bit riskier as there could be hidden faults you don't find until you have got the car home and then there isn't much you can do apart from pay for the faults to be fixed as the person who sold you it has no responsibility over the vehicle once sold. This is where the difference is between buying from a dealer and privately because dealerships usually put a guarantee on the vehicle so there fore would have to pay for anything that went wrong mechanically with the vehicle in the agreed amount of time. However, the company would not be responsible for any damage caused to the vehicle in that time by ill treatment, misuse or accident result as it would not be classed as a mechanical fault.
Do you know what car you want?
When buying a second hand car whether it is from a dealer or a private seller, be sure to know what you're looking for before you go and look at the car. If you manage to spot any possible faults with the vehicle before buying it then you may be able to come to an agreement of them fixing the vehicle for you or for them to drop the price accordingly.