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Welcome!

Welcome to my website! Cheap Used Car Hi, I’m Eric Thor and welcome to my website Cheap Used Car! Used cars, used vans, used trucks, or used vehicles in general can be bought much easier and safer thanks to the internet and websites like mine.  Here are a few things I cover: Used cars for sale locations Carfax and Vehix tips Blue Book prices Tips from the experts Financing topics Insurance requirements Much much more Click here to register to … Read entire article »

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CarsForSale.com

CarsForSale.com

CarsForSale.com is a fantastic place to buy and sell used cars – it’s totally free. You can supply up to 12 photos, in the listing, and do just that – supply the maximum number of photos allowable. VINs are required for the listing and you can thus look up the VIN and for $2 check to see if there are any major … Read entire article »

Do Research on car

Do Research on car

Do Research on the car/truck The Internet is full of research material – way too much of it.  Luckily for you I’ve distilled all that into a few places that give you all the facts you need.  Bookmark these websites for fast research.  Do some general research first and then drill down to the facts you need. This research has nothing to … Read entire article »

Budget

Budget

Setting a Budget Buying a used car can easily turn into an impulse purchase – this is NOT how to buy a great used car.  Come up with the cash orFICO score. FICO score makes a HUGE difference in your monthly payment – … Read entire article »

Top 10 Used Cars

Top 10 Used Cars

Why would you not buy one of the top 10 used cars?  Because you have your heart set on something the “lights your fire” and are willing to buy an inferior used car compared to the top 10.  It’s your choice but you’ve got to ask yourself why your are willing to settle for a used car that isn’t in … Read entire article »

Objections from buyer

Objections from buyer

I Object! The ONLY thing standing in the way of you making a fantastic sale is the objections from buyers.  Learn the typical objections, from used car buyers, and how to handle them and your sale will be much easier and you will get a higher sales price. Don’t expect to sell your car to the first person who comes over and … Read entire article »

10 Worst Used Cars

10 Worst Used Cars

You don’t want a skunk in your garage, they stink- so here are 10 used car skunks you MUST NOT BUY, no matter how cheap you can buy the skunk: 1) Audi Q5 (V6) years 2002 – 2011.  This skunk has high problem rates and is rated as “unreliable”.  Problems include the audio system, engine cooling, and body integrity to name but a … Read entire article »

Models to Avoid

Models to Avoid

Models to Avoid Once you have bought your perfect used car and the thrill of driving has worn off, about 30 days or so, the reliability of starting and running the car becomes far more important than the initial thrill of ownership.  Most used cars are a living nightmare and the reason you need to spend time doing research to find … Read entire article »

Get rid of that monkey

Get rid of that monkey

Put the monkey back on the buyer’s back   No matter what objection the buyer throws at you the best way to address the objection is to just throw that monkey right back onto the buyer.  This is the trick that ALL salesreps use – let the buyer answer their own question and see if it is in the seller’s best interests.  … Read entire article »

Detailing your car for sale

Detailing your car for sale

Detailing your car   If your car looks showroom ready you can expect top dollar on the resale market.  If it looks sad, stinks, and has garbage in the backseat you can expect little interest and low resale value.  Take a Saturday/Sunday and make your car look like it just rolled off the showroom floor. Here are the supplies you will need: Sprayway Glass … Read entire article »

Selling your car

Selling your car

Selling your car Selling your car is the opposite of buying a used car; everything I’ve taught you to buy a used car you must now be used in reverse – it’s easy. There is just ONE thing that influences your sale – the price.  You can’t just pull a number out of thin air, that number must mean something.  That asking … Read entire article »

Used Car Buying Tips

Used Car Buying Tips

Used Car Buying Tips My Blog has dozens/hundreds of tips to make buying a used car/truck less painful, less dangerous, and more satisfying .  I’m going to give a general overview of these tips I cover.  Let’s cover THE most important tips: Set a budget Do research about the car/truck Get a Blue Book price Shop smart Get a CarFax report on the car Inspect the … Read entire article »

Collecting your money after the sale

Collecting your money after the sale

Just sold your car Don’t get conned by the buyer!   Congratulations – you just sold your used car to a very nice couple!  Fast forward three days – you are sick to your stomach; you lost ALL the money from the used car sale, an additional $1,000 in cash,  and you lost legal ownership of your car too – you got screwed … Read entire article »

Double Checking CarFax And Other Reports

Double Checking CarFax And Other Reports

Do you believe everything the used car salesman says?  If you do, I have a timeshare in Orlando you really need to buy; trust me. When a car dealer or the little old lady next door offers a free CarFax report to prove the used car is fantastic and demands top dollar do you believe him/her? I guess I’d believe my mom … Read entire article »

eBay Motors

eBay Motors

eBay Motors eBay Motors has sold over 4,000,000 cars – they know what they are doing and this is a great place to buy a used car/truck. I buy and sell lots of stuff on eBay; well cars can be bought and sold on eBay too.  Over 3,000,000 cars/trucks have been sold thru eBay so pay attention to what I’m covering here. Lots … Read entire article »

NMVTIS – National Motor Vehicle Title Information System

NMVTIS – National Motor Vehicle Title Information System

Well the Federal Government finally got something right – NMVTIS – the central database for anything and everything to do with car and truck VINs.  Without  NMVTIS, the used car market would be infested with a cesspool of human pond-scum.  (Not that it’s pond scum free now – it would be 100 times worse).  The Feds told the car market … Read entire article »

VIN Cloning

VIN Cloning

The VIN is the linchpin of the used car market – with it you can find fantastic used cars. Well, crooks exploit this fact – they can “clone” a VIN metal tag and driver’s door VIN sticker.  Since millions of dollars can be made by crooks doing this they can make PERFECT duplicates of the VIN tag and stickers with equipment … Read entire article »

VIN – Vehicle Identification Number

VIN – Vehicle Identification Number

What makes buying a used car much safer than when your father/mother bought a used car is the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number required by US law).  This 17 alpha-numeric code number is required to be on ALL US and Canadian made cars since 1981.  This VIN number is the linchpin of the used car market so you must become knowledgeable … Read entire article »

Private Sale Car Inspection

Private Sale Car Inspection

Private Sale Car Inspection If you want a cheap used car that doesn’t become a black hole for your wallet then you need to inspect the car before you buy it.  Unless you have done this many times you are going to miss some critical checks and get stuck with a turkey.  Luckily I can help you here. I’ve put together a … Read entire article »

Blue Book Prices

Blue Book Prices

KBB and lets go to their website and see what we can learn.  Click the “Used Car” section and you’ll see a number of things you can search for.  Notice that you need my “Car Cloud” to get an idea of where your search begins. KBB gets the car prices from AutoTrader.com.  So why go to the KBB website – just … Read entire article »

Edmunds

Edmunds

Edmunds.com Click here to visit their used car website. Sadly Edmunds just taps into the AutoTrader.com database for used car prices.  New cars are a different story. So forget Edmunds and just use … Read entire article »

How to Read an AutoCheck Report

How to Read an AutoCheck Report

Reading an AutoCheck Report Sample Report See the basic information about your vehicle and how many records we have. Enter your VIN to get started! … Read entire article »

AutoCheck

AutoCheck

AutoCheck.com AutoCheck is a great resource to guide you in your quest for the perfect used car.  Click the icon to the left and check out AutoCheck; go write down a VIN from one of your cars and see what AutoCheck says.  The MAJOR difference between AutoCheck and other companies is the “Score” which all the other companies should have – but … Read entire article »

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