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Wheels.20

buying used

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{Wheels.20.10}: Marc Damico {barkmoss} Wed, 20 Jul 2005 02:03:05 CDT (32 lines)

but how do i choose you ask :-)  well o.k. most folks already know
what they want, but here's my advice on that.  get your hands on
some consumer reports auto issues.  they come out every april and
you can get them for free at your library or you can join consumer
reports online for about 20 bucks a year.  all the other car
services seem like corporate shrills to me, so think of them as
road noise :-)

since you've got an idea of what you like, a mercedes, and how much
you want to spend, nothin, then this should be easy :-)

start by just lookin at some practical choices for what you like.
if your like me, head room will eliminate almost every car you
like, so the decision is sort of made for you.  but most folks
aren't so limited.  so look at safety and reliability.  remember
cars kill over 40 thousand people a year and only 600 of them are
pedestrians.  so driving is probably the most dangerous thing,
you'll ever do.  :-|  of course all we ever hear about is the
drivers, but the reality is, some cars really do perform better in
accidents than others, and the technology is available, inexpensive
and not that complicated.

next thing is reliability, and c.r. has plenty of handy charts to
make that easy to understand and they go back pretty far.  one
thing to consider though in a domestic car, is that parts are gonna
be cheaper and a whole lot easier to find and the labor can still
be
cheaper too.  not to mention, the market dictates what cars
actually
sell for.  so buying a honda or a toyota is never gonna be your
best deal.  my advice, try to buy g.m. and stay away from what's
trendy.  unless of course, fashion is your life.  :-)

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