Some essential advice before buying a used car according to Mike Brewer Wheeler Dealers
" If you're in a market for a used car you might want this old Ferrari 308. They aren't just folding. There are a few things that you should do if we set off to go and buy a car. The first of which is to use your phone, maybe your landline or your mobile phone, and phone with data service. Somebody like HPI or the AA, and they can give you all the information you would need to know whether the car is pretty involved in any accidents, whether the police have got an interest, but more importantly, if it's got any finance outstanding. Now, the only information you need to give him is a registration number of a car. And if you can, get the chassis number of the owner as well. That way, you can find out that the car you're buying is genuine rather than setting off to go [unk] in the first place. All it cost is the same price as a tanker fuel, and it's the best money you'll ever spend. Secondly, when you arrive to go and see the car, make sure that the car has not been previously rammed before you got there. What I mean by that is put your hand on the body, although dirty on this Ferrari, or look can be stupid because the engine on this car is down the back. So, when I do get to the car, I can put the key in ignition and see if there's any nasty fumes or black smoke coming out the Exhaust pipe. Now, the other thing to do is when you do go and see a vehicle, make sure that the paperwork tallies to the place where you're actually standing. You'd be amazed of the amount of people who buy a car from the petrol station or from a pump carpark. What you should do, is when you go and see a vehicle, make sure that the paperwork says you'll stand in the barn any town. Make sure you all stand in at the barn any town to come and see the car. That way, you know that you're buying a genuine car of a genuine owner. Now, when you do finally get there, and you've checked that it's not been previously rammed, you're standing in the right place, and you've done your days check, don't let your heart rule your head because you can't get carried away, especially with something as evocative as this lovely 308 GT4. You want to make sure that you've got yourself a price and stick to it. Don't go above it; otherwise, you could end up to shell your money out forever in a day to keep that thing on the road. If the car has got any outstanding finance, then make sure you speak to the finance company before you go to see the vehicle and find out what that settlement figure should be. That way, you can give the owner the balance of the vehicle that you've agreed to purchase it from, and send the settlement figure directly to the finance company. That way, you know it's been paid. Other than that, happy motoring."
How to buy a used car, mechanical look over, what to look for
What to look for when considering purchasing a used car. I give you a
fairly extensive shakedown of a car that Rocco from The GeekGroup was
considering for purchase. The Owner wouldn't take less than a thousand
dollars, and we discover why that was far too high of a price.
Top 5 Used Car Buying Secrets
You will learn the Top 5 Used Car Buying Secrets that some people selling
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What to look for when buying a used car - Which? guide
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How To Quickly Check A Used Car For Purchase
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows how you can quickly
check out a used car BEFORE you buy a potential lemon. And, If you like my
car help, be sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at
10 AM CST on YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it
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What to look for when buying a used car!
When you're buying a used car, it's a good idea to ALWAYS bring it in to an
ASE-Certified technician. Before you do that, though, there's some things
you can do to rule out many cars right away, and the Monday Morning
Mechanic shows you what they are in this segment!
Buying a Used Car with Check Engine Light
This blog http://extreme-check-engine-light-codes.com/blog/ discusses
buying a used car with check engine light which should help everyone. From
time to time, people are urged to buy a used vehicle to save cost which
sometimes ends in inheriting the problem of the previous owner.
This video clearly show you some quick tips when buying a used car with
check engine light in your dash panel. Doing this will not only save you
money but the expensive cost of having a mechanic to go with you. However,
this will not replaced a complete proper garage inspection and this used
car buying tips with check engine light will only tell you whether to
proceed in the sales process or not.
So, when buying a used car with check engine light, always check if the
check engine light will go out. If it stays on, it has an electrical
problem which you need to fix later. And when doing your engine power test,
always make sure to block the wheels for your safety.
Lancia Stratos - The best Rally car with rear drive
The first purpose-built rally car in the world was developed purely to win
the world championship. Created in a limited production run of specialist
cars, it also happens to be the best-looking rally car of all time.
The Stratos was a very successful rally car during the 1970s and early
1980s. It started a new era in rallying as it was the first car designed
from scratch for this kind of competition. The three leading men behind the
entire rallying project were Lancia team manager Cesare Fiorio, British
racer/engineer Mike Parkes and factory rally driver Sandro Munari.
n 1971 Lancia presented the Lancia Stratos HF prototype. The prototype
(Chassis 1240) was fluorescent red in colour and featured a distinctive
crescent-shaped-wrap-around windshield providing maximum forward visibility
with almost no rear visibility (which was unnecessary for rallying anyway).
The prototype had three different engines in its early development life:
the Lancia Fulvia engine, the Lancia Beta engine and finally the
mid-mounted 190 bhp (140 kW) 2418 cc Dino Ferrari V6.
Lancia did extensive testing with the Stratos and raced the car in several
racing events where Group 5 prototypes were allowed during the 1972 and
1973 seasons. Production of the 400 cars required for homologation in Group
4 were launched in 1973 and the Stratos was homologated for the 1974 World
Rally Championship.  The Dino V6 was phased out in 1974, but 500 engines
among the last built were delivered to Lancia.
For racing, the engine was tuned up to 280 hp (209 kW) and even to 560 hp
(418 kW) with a single KKK turbocharger.
However, turbocharged versions were only
allowed to compete in Group 5 and were never as reliable as their naturally
The car won the 1974, 1975 and 1976 championship titles in the hands of
Sandro Munari and Björn Waldegård, and might have gone on to win more had
not internal politics within the Fiat group placed rallying responsibility
on the Fiat 131 Abarths. As well as victories on the 1975, 1976 and 1977
Monte Carlo Rally, all courtesy of Munari, the Stratos won the event with
the private Chardonnet Team as late as 1979.
Without support from Fiat, and despite new regulations that restricted
engine power, the car would remain a serious competitor and proved able to
beat works cars in several occasions when entered by an experienced private
team with a talented driver. The final chapter of the Stratos' racing
career at international level took place as late as 1981, at the Tour de
Corse Automobile, another World Rally Championship event, with a victory by
longtime Stratos privateer Bernard Darniche.
When the Fiat group favored the Fiat 131 for rallying Lancia also built two
Group 5 turbocharged 'silhouette'
Stratos for closed-track endurance racing. These cars failed against the
Porsche 935s on closed tracks but proved successful in hybrid events. While
they failed in the Tour de France Automobile, one of these cars won the
1976 Giro d'Italia Automobilistico, an Italian counterpart of the Tour de
France Automobile. Unfortunately one of the cars was destroyed in Zeltweg,
when it caught fire due to overheating problems. The last surviving car
would win the Giro d'Italia event again before it was shipped to Japan to
compete in the Fuji Speedway based Formula Silhouette series, which was
never raced. The car would then be sold and reside in the Matsuda
Collection before then being sold to the renowned collector of Stratos',
Christian Hrabalek, a car designer and the founder of Fenomenon Ltd.
Automobile design consultant Chris Hrabalek has the largest Lancia Stratos
Collection in the world - he owns 11 unique Lancia Stratos cars, including
the fluorescent red 1971 factory prototype and the 1977 Safari Rally car.
Why you need a dash cam (scam foiled) - News report
Beware of scammers and extortionists while on the road.
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motorist on the highway.
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What to look for when Buying a Used Car!
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Used Car Scam (The Today Show)
Today Investigates the Nation's biggest used car scam.
Buying a used car? Don't just take the seller's word about the car's
You can use a car's vehicle identification number (VIN) to get information
including whether the car is stolen or has been in a major accident or a
Since Jan. 30, consumers have been able to research cars through the
National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS), a program of the
U.S. Department of Justice. The online database includes information for
about 73% of the country's auto population, gleaned from state agencies,
junk- and salvage-yard organizations, and insurance companies.
Currently information from 38 states is available, and all states are
required to fully participate by Jan. 1, 2010.
Visit nmvtis.gov, click on one of the listed providers and follow the
prompts. Expect to pay between $2 and $4 for a report, because the
authorizing law required that federal funds not be used for this database.
Used-car reports from commercial companies, like Carfax and Experian's
AutoCheck, have a higher price tag but draw information from a wider
variety of sources.
A single report from AutoCheck costs $14.99 (unlimited access for 60 days
costs $24.99) and includes information from all states as well as from some
sources not found in the NMVTIS database.
When buying a used car, you need to verify the VIN so you are not a victim
of this scam:
Here's How to Find Your Car's VIN
Locate your car's unique DNA - its unique vehicle identification number.
VINs are normally located in several locations on a car, but the most
common places are:
- On the door frame/door post of the front doors (usually driver's but
- On the dash near the windshield
- On the engine itself (machined pad on front of engine)
- On the car's firewall
- In the left-hand inner wheel arch
- On the steering wheel/steering column
- On the radiator support bracket
There is a chart that gives further information (by car line) on both the
location of the VIN plate and which character in your VIN represents your
year of production and specific engine on a used car website, but they have
limited the listings to only import cars since those are the car lines in
which they specialize.
Alternatively, you can call the consumer relations department for the
vehicle manufacturer or visit a local new car dealer and ask for the
location of the VIN
It is often etched into multiple locations on any vehicle.
13 Car Buying Mistakes - How Auto Dealerships rip you off - by The Homework Guy
http://www.thebusinessforumshow.com/ Kevin Hunter, Host of The Business
Forum Show, spent countless hours researching and compiling the information
and data shared on this video.
People in the car business who profit from your mistakes by taking
advantage of you will rant about things we share here and disagree with the
content, but don't be fooled by their rhetoric. A dishonest car salesperson
absolutely loves an ignorant car shopper. We will try to help you avoid the
common mistakes, and assist you in sorting the facts from the baloney in
this business. We profit nothing regardless of what you choose to do, and
we don't mind if you choose to not use the information. If you do, you'll
find yourself walking away with a much better car deal. If you don't, you
don't have much room to complain when this stuff happens.
How do Car Dealers rip you off? This video presents 13 different car buying
mistakes that you can't afford to make when car shopping. If you're going
to car shop and don't want to be taken advantage of, it's up to you to
learn about car salesmen and auto dealerships, and the dirty tricks they
play to rip people off. You also need to learn about the scams and
inappropriate products sold by both new and used car dealers, and why some
things dealers offer should NEVER be purchased. These include things like
the theft protection scam, GAP insurance that is sold to consumers who
either didn't need it, or could have purchased much cheaper from their own
insurance agent, and extended warranties that are often sold to buyers who
didn't want them or need them. To make matters worse, there are also
thousands of car dealers who employ finance officers that are some of the
most unscrupulous people you'll ever meet, willing to tell you any lie they
can come up with to sell you everything I've described, and more. The worst
ones will even claim your interest rate on your loan is only available if
you buy all the added products they are proposing. They claim the 'bank'
wants the car protected.... which is BS... On the contrary, the bank wants
your loan as small as possible so if they need to repossess the car, they
can get their money out of it.
This video was published to help you discover how you can save time and
money on your next new or used car purchase by doing your homework first,
and then going car shopping as an informed buyer.
Is it unreasonable to expect a little old-fashioned honesty? We don't think
so, but we are more than amused by the countless car salespeople or car
dealers who contact us and state that we are making a 'small problem' sound
far worse than it is. They also tell us the entire video is completely
fabricated baloney. Really? Are you kidding us? We know there are honest
people in the car business, and we receive positive comments from many of
them, but it's definitely a buyer beware world out on the car lot!
For all of you car buyers who are well steeped in reality, if you watched
the video "Confessions of a car dealers backroom" you need to see this
video. By understanding what mistakes to avoid, you'll not only become a
smarter car buyer, but you'll also better understand what not to tell a car
dealer when buying a car. It's true that you can play all your cards up
front with an honest dealer, but unfortunately, they represent the minority
of dealer owners (truly transparent and honest dealers make up about 40% of
all dealers), and you are unlikely to know the difference until it's far
too late. Be smart, do your homework, and you'll come home with a car deal
that's good for you and the dealer. After all, that's what fairness is all
about. We don't endorse anyone being ripped off, and that includes some
customers who think it's 'justice' to turn tables and try to 'steal' a car
from a dealer. If you do stuff like this, that makes you a crook too,
doesn't it? When a car dealer loses money on a deal, they just take it
from the next unsuspecting person. We don't think your neighbor should have
to pay for your car, so we encourage you to be fair and honest. Everything
we talk about has to do with fairness and honesty, and that works both
ways. Respect the dealers right to make money in your quest to get a fair
and honest car deal, proving to them you're an honest person too. It's this
kind of attitude by car dealers and consumers alike that will change the
car business. We wish you the best!
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