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Tips for Buying a Used Car

2017 Mirage

Buying a car is an important financial decision. If you choose the right car, you have something that can last you for years. If you choose the wrong car, it hits your wallet hard. That’s why we’re here to help. These are a few tips for buying a used car to help you get the best deal possible.

Set a Budget

Figure out exactly how much money you can afford to spend on your used car. Once you have your budget, do not go over that amount no matter what.

Consider Certified Pre-Owned

Mitsubishi Certified Pre-Owned or CPO vehicles are thoroughly checked and even come with a Powertrain Limited Warranty.


Create a List of Target Cars

Decide what type of car you want. Think about brands, styles, and how many miles you’re willing to purchase.

Check Prices

Once you have your list of target cars, check the prices on those cars. Find out what year you can afford, how many miles, and the brands that fit into your price range.

Test Drive and Inspect

Before purchasing the car, test drive it and have it inspected by a professional to ensure that everything is in working order.


If you have any questions about buying used, feel free to give us a call here at Bakersfield Mitsubishi and we'll be happy to help.

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