Buying a used car is one of the smartest financial decisions you can make. You pay less for the automobile and avoid the depreciation that new-car buyers face the moment the vehicle rolls off the dealer's lot. Buying used has a number of other advantages as well. You will pay less for registration and insurance. Also, the margin for a discount may be greater when you buy a pre-owned automobile. And if you purchase the vehicle from a private party, you will likely get an even better price than you would at a dealership.
Most private sellers aren't as experienced in negotiating as dealers, nor do they want to negotiate as car dealerships do. Use this to your advantage and make a fair but aggressive offer. If the seller turns it down, be persistent and counter with a slightly higher amount. Remember, it might be OK to spend a little more than you'd hoped if you found the perfect used car.

Don't stress out over a little bit of haggling. If you've done your homework on the car, you will have the information you need to negotiate. You should be able to determine a fair price for the car you've settled on by appraising the vehicle and getting its True Market Value (TMV®), also known as the average price paid for the vehicle in your area. Make sure you input the correct miles and choose the applicable options. Edmunds' TMV tool will show you what you can expect to pay for the vehicle, depending on whether the seller is a private party or a dealership. You'll also get the car's estimated trade-in value. Consider printing a copy of the TMV and bringing it with you to help wrap up the deal.


Infiniti is planning to replace its midsize 3-row SUV, the QX60, with a vehicle that looks like this. Dubbed the QX60 Monograph, this SUV shows nearly production-ready design details for the all-new 2022 Infiniti QX60. Expect it to share a platform with the upcoming redesigned Nissan Pathfinder, and perhaps installation of the same turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 found in the Infiniti Q50.

Volkswagen has rapidly improved its SUV game in recent years, rolling out the Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, and redesigned Tiguan in the sizes, shapes, and flavors that Americans prefer. Soon, the 2022 Volkswagen Taos joins the roster, a small SUV about the size of a Kia Seltos – and the original Tiguan. Turbocharged power, a roomy interior, and classic VW driving dynamics are hallmarks of the new 2022 Taos. 
16" x 6.5J Alloy Wheels, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, 60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seatback, ABS brakes, ABS w/Electronic Brake Force Distribution…16" x 6.5J Alloy Wheels, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, 60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seatback, ABS brakes, ABS w/Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Active ECO System, Advanced Front Airbags, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio: XM, Blue Link Telematics System, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, Bodycolor Door Handles & Mirrors, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, Carpeted Floor Mats, CD player, Chrome Grille, Cloth Door Trim Inserts, Cruise Control, Daytime Running Lights, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver Selectable Steering Mode, Driver vanity mirror, Drivers Seat Height Adjustment, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors w/Extensions, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, First Aid Kit, Front & Rear Map Pockets, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front Fog Lights, Front fog lights, Front reading lights, Front Variable Intermittent Wipers, Front wheel independent suspension, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Bucket Seats, Heated front seats, Illuminated entry, Illuminated Ignition, Knee airbag, Low tire pressure warning, Luggage Net Hooks & Outlet, Manual Air Conditioning w/Cooled Glove Box, MP3 decoder, Occupant sensing airbag, One-Touch Triple Turn Signal, Option Group 01 w/6-Speed Automatic, Outside temperature display, Outside Temperature Display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power steering, Power windows, Power Windows w/Driver's Auto-Down, Premium Cloth Seating Surfaces, Radio: Autonet AM/FM/CD/MP3 w/XM Satellite, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Rear Window Wiper, Rear window wiper, Rear-Seat Center Armrest w/Cupholders, Remote keyless entry, Remote Keyless Entry System w/Alarm, Security system, Solar Glass, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Steering-Wheel-Mounted Audio Controls, Sunglass Holder & Map Lights, Tachometer, Telescopic Steering Wheel, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt Steering Wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Traction Control System, Trip Computer, Trip computer, Variably intermittent wipers, Vehicle Stability Management, Wheel Locks, Windshield Shade Band, Rear Backup Camera, **Bluetooth Hands Free**.AUTOMAX HYUNDAI "DEL CITY" WHERE THE DEALS ARE AUTOMATIC!! OKLAHOMA'S OLDEST NUMBER ONE VOLUME DEALER. PROUDLY SERVING THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA FOR OVER A QUARTER OF A CENTURY!2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Volcanic Red FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Overdrive 1.8L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V Dual CVVT27/37 City/Highway MPGReviews: * Lots of features for the money; spacious and well-built interior; appealing balance of ride and handling; long warranty coverage.Notably, we picked the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT as one of Edmunds' Best Used Cars. Source: Edmunds * Lots of features for the money; spacious and well-built interior; appealing balance of ride and handling; long warranty coverage. Source: Edmunds * * Midsize space in a compact car * 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty * Great safety scores * Easy on gasoline Source: KBB.com(more)
3.3L V6 DOHC 24V, Gray Cloth, 17 x 6.5J Aluminum Alloy Wheels, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, 8-Way Power Driver's Seat, ABS brakes, Air…3.3L V6 DOHC 24V, Gray Cloth, 17 x 6.5J Aluminum Alloy Wheels, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, 8-Way Power Driver's Seat, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio: XM, AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System w/6 Speakers, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Automatic Light Control, Bodyside moldings, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, Cargo Net, Carpeted Floor Mats, CD player, Chrome Window Belt Moldings, Chrome-Tipped Dual Exhaust, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Driver's Seat Adjustable Lumbar Support, Dual Front & Front Side Impact Airbags, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Dual Power Bodycolor Heated Outside Mirrors w/Timer, Electronic Stability Control, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest w/Storage, Front Fog Lights, Front fog lights, Front reading lights, Front Seat Active Head Restraints, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Leather Bolster/Cloth Insert Seating Surfaces, Leather Package, Leather Shift Knob, Leather steering wheel, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel & Shift Knob, Low tire pressure warning, Metalgrain Accents, Occupant sensing airbag, Option Group 1, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power Door Locks, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power steering, Power Windows, Power windows, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear Deck Spoiler, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, Remote Keyless Entry System w/Alarm/Panic, Security system, Solar Control Glass, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Speed-Sensitive Wipers, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Sport-Tuned Suspension, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Steering Wheel-Mounted Cruise Control, Tachometer, Telescoping Steering Wheel, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt Steering Wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Traction control, Traction Control System, Trip Computer, Trip computer, Variably intermittent wipers, XM Satellite Radio, Rear Backup Camera, **Bluetooth Hands Free**, 3.3L V6 DOHC 24V, Gray Cloth.AUTOMAX HYUNDAI "DEL CITY" WHERE THE DEALS ARE AUTOMATIC!! OKLAHOMA'S OLDEST NUMBER ONE VOLUME DEALER. PROUDLY SERVING THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA FOR OVER A QUARTER OF A CENTURY!2009 Hyundai Sonata SE V6 Willow Gray Mica FWD 5-Speed Automatic with Overdrive and Shiftronic 3.3L V6 DOHC 24V19/29 City/Highway MPG(more)
Beige Cloth, 16" Steel Wheels, 4.520 Axle Ratio, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/ABS, 5-Passenger Seating, 6 Speakers, ABS brakes, Active…Beige Cloth, 16" Steel Wheels, 4.520 Axle Ratio, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/ABS, 5-Passenger Seating, 6 Speakers, ABS brakes, Active Front Seat Head Restraints w/Tilt Feature, Advanced Front Airbags, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio: XM, AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Cruise Control, Deluxe Cloth Seat Trim, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest w/Storage, Front reading lights, Illuminated entry, Illuminated Sun Visors, Low tire pressure warning, Manual Folding Outside Mirrors, Multi-Adjustable Front Bucket Seats, Occupant sensing airbag, Option Group 01, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power Door/Tailgate Locks, Power steering, Power Windows, Power windows, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear Privacy Glass, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Remote Keyless Entry System w/Alarm, Roof Rack Side Rails, Roof rack: rails only, Security system, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Traction control, Traction Control System, Variably intermittent wipers, Woodgrain Trim, XM Satellite Radio, Rear Backup Camera, **Bluetooth Hands Free**, Beige Cloth.AUTOMAX HYUNDAI "DEL CITY" WHERE THE DEALS ARE AUTOMATIC!! OKLAHOMA'S OLDEST NUMBER ONE VOLUME DEALER. PROUDLY SERVING THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA FOR OVER A QUARTER OF A CENTURY!2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L V6 Dark Cherry Red Mica FWD 4-Speed Automatic with Shiftronic 2.7L V6 MPI DOHC 24V ULEV II 185hpReviews: * If getting the most for your money matters, the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe might be the SUV for you. The Korean manufacturers have improved quality over the years but still have to entice buyers with good value and an excellent warranty – the Santa Fe has both. Source: KBB.com(more)
When shopping at a CarMax store, simply tell a sales associate that you'd like to take the car of your choice for a 24-hour test drive. You’ll be asked to provide a valid driver's license, verifiable comprehensive and collision coverage, and to return the car to the same store on the next business day. Please note, there is a 150-mile limit for 24-hour test drives and the car’s condition must remain consistent with when it left the store.
What is a redesigned car model? Redesigned models are vehicles that have been completely or substantially redesigned or re-engineered in a way that they look and drive nothing like the vehicle they replace. Redesigned cars for 2021 include the Hyundai Elantra and the Nissan Rogue. Often, car companies will refer to an updated vehicle as a redesign when it actually isn’t. We won’t include such models, like the 2021 Honda Odyssey, in this guide.

What is a substantially refreshed model? Substantially refreshed models are existing vehicles receiving significant engineering, design, or technology updates. Because complete redesigns cost a big pile of money, car companies sometimes take what is a fundamentally sound design and give it a major makeover. Think of it as the difference between rebuilding your home or remodeling it. Examples for 2021 include the the Lexus IS.


3.3L V6 DOHC 24V, Gray Cloth, 17 x 6.5J Aluminum Alloy Wheels, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, 8-Way Power Driver's Seat, ABS brakes, Air…3.3L V6 DOHC 24V, Gray Cloth, 17 x 6.5J Aluminum Alloy Wheels, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, 8-Way Power Driver's Seat, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio: XM, AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System w/6 Speakers, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Automatic Light Control, Bodyside moldings, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, Cargo Net, Carpeted Floor Mats, CD player, Chrome Window Belt Moldings, Chrome-Tipped Dual Exhaust, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Driver's Seat Adjustable Lumbar Support, Dual Front & Front Side Impact Airbags, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Dual Power Bodycolor Heated Outside Mirrors w/Timer, Electronic Stability Control, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest w/Storage, Front Fog Lights, Front fog lights, Front reading lights, Front Seat Active Head Restraints, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Leather Bolster/Cloth Insert Seating Surfaces, Leather Package, Leather Shift Knob, Leather steering wheel, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel & Shift Knob, Low tire pressure warning, Metalgrain Accents, Occupant sensing airbag, Option Group 1, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power Door Locks, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power steering, Power Windows, Power windows, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear Deck Spoiler, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, Remote Keyless Entry System w/Alarm/Panic, Security system, Solar Control Glass, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Speed-Sensitive Wipers, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Sport-Tuned Suspension, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Steering Wheel-Mounted Cruise Control, Tachometer, Telescoping Steering Wheel, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt Steering Wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Traction control, Traction Control System, Trip Computer, Trip computer, Variably intermittent wipers, XM Satellite Radio, Rear Backup Camera, **Bluetooth Hands Free**, 3.3L V6 DOHC 24V, Gray Cloth.AUTOMAX HYUNDAI "DEL CITY" WHERE THE DEALS ARE AUTOMATIC!! OKLAHOMA'S OLDEST NUMBER ONE VOLUME DEALER. PROUDLY SERVING THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA FOR OVER A QUARTER OF A CENTURY!2009 Hyundai Sonata SE V6 Willow Gray Mica FWD 5-Speed Automatic with Overdrive and Shiftronic 3.3L V6 DOHC 24V19/29 City/Highway MPG(more)
There are a number of places to purchase a used auto. Here's a quick rundown: CarMax offers no-haggle pricing and cars that are in good condition, but its prices are a bit higher than you'll find elsewhere. Private-party sellers have lower prices and can be negotiated with more easily, but the burden is on the buyer to get the car inspected. Major dealerships sell certified pre-owned cars that are in excellent condition and backed by factory warranties. This option will appeal to buyers who want to minimize the risks of buying used and are willing to pay extra for it. Independent used-car lots are another alternative but can vary wildly on price and the condition level of their cars.
Once the internet manager or salesperson arrives at your home (if that's where you're taking delivery), review the contract. You don't have to read the whole thing, but do pay attention to such important details as the APR, total sale price, length of the contract, down payment, documentation fee and registration fees. Make sure your personal information is correct.
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