Trust A Professional Opinion On Used Cars

Patty wants to know what Dave looks for when buying a used car.

QUESTION: Patty in Georgia from My Total Money Makeover wants to know what Dave looks for when buying a used car.

ANSWER: I don’t think there are any buzzwords that hint at problems. I think you drive the car, and if you feel funny about it, it’s probably funny. That’s a good starter. Go with that. Do a little bit of reading about a certain type of car. You can get a Consumer Reports analysis on that car. Read up about it and find out what the real deal is about it. Lastly, if you’re unsure and you don’t know anything about mechanics, you’re not confident in your ability to judge the car reasonably. Send it to a mechanic and pay to have it looked at.