I am very frustrated with my search for a car. I can't spend more than $6000 on a car. I'm 17 so it's not like I can just go buying anything. I know I will have to buy soemthing used with, most likley, a lot of mileage. However, I would like the car to be safe and reliable. I am hesitant to buy from a private seller but dealerships tend to be expensive. any tips for a newbie like me?
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For $6,000, you should be able to get something decent with moderate miles. I now only buy from private individuals. I bought my last one (2010 Crown Victoria) off Cragslist for $7,000 and it only had 68,000 miles on it.
Figure out what brands and models you like, then use one of the car valuation sites like http://www.kbb.com to determine the average selling value of various model years, because it varies by area. When you go look at a car, see if you can take a mechanic or someone who knows a lot about cars with you to evaluate it.1