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How to Find KILLER Deals on Used Cars!

what is going on guys today I want to

talk about how to get a great deal on a

used car and how to find good deals so

for this video I'm just going to be

searching on Craigslist and other sites

and showing you guys how to find what

cars are going to be good deals which

ones are going to be scams etc and if

you guys like this and like to see more

I could make a video on how to negotiate

how to properly inspect the car etc but

for now let's go ahead and get started

so the main site that I recommend using

when you're looking at a used car is

Craigslist now if you do want to get a

good deal and if you are looking to save

money you definitely want to go private

party because dealers are going to

charge you a markup because they've had

the car professionally looked at they

made sure it's a good solid car for you

but when you buy private party you know

I mean the owner can always say that

they did that but you can't always trust

them so they can't necessarily charge as

much so private party is definitely the

first big key in trying to save money so

if we go under cars and trucks so you

want to go under cars and trucks by

owner not by dealers so we're gonna

click by owner and let's say we're

looking to spend no more than five grand

on a car here so I'm gonna put $6,000

for the max price because there's always

room negotiate so let's go ahead and

start looking at some of these here

we're not gonna be looking for any car

in particular just for the sake of time

and ease for me so just generally

looking through here of course if you

guys have seen my series on used cars

that you should avoid you'd already see

some of these right off the bat are

probably not going to be good buys but

one that is striking me right off the

bat here is this rav4 right here so this

is a 2000 rav4 and it really bugs me

when they barely post any pictures of

the car that's another thing that you

want to look for if they in the ad if

there is no information this ad has a

fair amount of information but some ads

will just say clean title runs good cold

a/c like they don't tell you anything

some of them don't enlist the miles of

transmission stuff like that so some

some ads will write write you a whole

essay telling you what's wrong with the

car what's good about it

all the mains

and those are the good ads and this one

is solid so we're gonna go ahead and

trust this one so now that we see okay

nineteen hundred dollars for I what is a

seventeen-year-old Toyota but this is

honestly from my opinion a fairly good

deal and we'll verify that in a second

but nineteen hundred dollars a hundred

eighty thousand miles on a Toyota that

really isn't a whole lot in all honesty

you can see it the pain is a bit faded

the car does look clean from these

pictures there aren't a whole lot of

dents of course if you do pursue this

further you'll want to ask for more

pictures and of course we can go to look

at you'll actually inspect the body to

make sure it's all safe and sound

so now that we see that okay this one is

in we'll assume that the interior is in

pretty good condition it probably is a

bit worn but the exterior the sun damage

on the paint that's very common in

Arizona for especially car of this age

so that's gonna hurt the value a little

bit so now we're gonna go over to Kelly

Blue Book or you could use Edmunds those

are the two that I trust but I

personally prefer Kelly Blue Book more

we're gonna hit my car's value so then

we're just gonna go ahead and put in

basic information about the car so 2000

Toyota rav4 and a mileage a hundred

eighty thousand so what Kelly Blue Book

does for those of you who don't know is

they take a look at all the transactions

for 2000 Toyota rav4 that have happened

and they say okay what's the average

price depending on condition what like

how much these cars go for pretty much

and that's how they based what's called

their true market value or TMD off of

this so it's red and we're gonna say

it's in good condition because if it

runs and that's accounting everything so

the paint is a bit faded we're gonna

assume that the interior is a bit worn

considering its mileage and age so it's

definitely not in good condition or very

good condition it's definitely not in

excellent condition but it's not in fair

condition either and you can switch

these out once you look at it more and

more so now oh I messed up there I only

put eighteen thousand miles so give me a

second one this loads and I'll change it

but you'll notice if you do play with


I'll jab it the higher and higher you go

with the mileage it doesn't really

matter like the difference between

180,000 miles and 250,000 miles really

isn't that much in value so now they

have trade into a dealer get an instant

cash offer or sell to a private party so

we want to do sell to a private party so

in good condition this car is worth

twenty five hundred dollars and that's

about what I would say this car is in

now if it's in fair condition which is

the worst condition it's still worth

twenty one hundred dollars and that's

saying like the car has dents on it it

might have a check engine light stuff

like that which a coin to the ad at

least this car doesn't so I'm gonna say

that this car is worth somewhere between

twenty two hundred and twenty five

hundred dollars now as you can see if it

was in much better shape it's worth over

three grand so you can also verify this

on Edmonds but I personally don't really

like to go through the hassle of that I

just think that Kelley Blue Book is the

best is the easiest to use so I suggest

Kelley Blue Book so good condition now

let's say that you do really want to

pursue this rav4 let's say that the true

market value of it is only fifteen

hundred but you still really really want

this car what you can do is you can go

ahead and print out this report and you

can show that this is worth even though

it says twenty five hundred ruin assume

it's worth fifteen hundred and you can

show to the seller hey according to

Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds this car's

not worth that much so you're gonna have

to be willing to negotiate on the price

and of course when you do go to buy a

car the price is always negotiable even

if they say price is firm if they're

asking nineteen hundred and you show up

with like seventeen hundred cash and say

I can give you seventeen hundred right

now chances are they're gonna accept

that and I've just kind of learned that

through buying my two cars so here's one

good example of a car that's a fairly

good deal and now we're gonna go try and

find another one that is hopefully

another good deal and then we'll also

look at one or two that's not a good

deal so let's go ahead that's not gonna

be very good I haven't looked at any of

these ads yet so bear with me here so

here's a 2011 Ford Focus that's for sale

for twenty eight hundred dollars and you

think man

$800 that's such a steal for a car

that's only six years old but then when

you look at the ad and it's not like

they're trying to hide it from you they

tell you it but you can see right here

salvage title salvage title cars means

it was either in an accident it was

stolen or something significant happened

to it that required a lot of repair so

salvage title cars are not worth nearly

as much as clean title cars so I always

advise to stay away from salvage title

cars unless you're gonna buy this as

like a track car or something and you're

not gonna be daily driving it or using

it often which the four-cylinder Ford

Focus who's gonna be doing that honestly

it also has a hundred fifty thousand

miles for a car that's only six years

old so that's a lot of mileage so

despite having a very appealing asking

price of 2800 I would suggest to stay

away from it just because of the salvage

title it does still look like it's in

tremendous condition though so I will

give them that and the ad again is just

a fair amount of information it should

be better but it's really not terrible

now of course I would also suggest using

other sites as well another big site

that I like to use is offer up and a lot

of the other sites like auto trader car

gurus stuff like that that's a lot of

dealer sales so if you want to go

private party and save money I suggest

just staying away from those usually all

right so here is a 2002 Silverado that's

only on sale first thousand dollars so

as you can see again very vague ad that

really bothers me so it says it only has

a hundred ten thousand miles for a 2002

and again only one picture so for all we

know the paint on the roof there could

be a huge thing in the door here which

for this price there probably is and

honestly some people are just not aware

of how much their car is worth like I

have seen cars that people post for sale

for ikn dollars that the true market

value of them is worth five or ten times

that like some people just I hate to say

but they just aren't smart enough or

don't care enough to check for people

like us who are looking for a good deal

I mean you just got to take advantage of

them in all honesty we're gonna go ahead

and go back to Kelly Blue Book and try

this again and see how much this is

worth so once again everyone go to my


you 2002 Chevy Silverado Silverado which

one is it there's so many we'll just say

I it's only a 1500 yeah you can tell

yeah it's not it's not one of the big

heavy-duty trucks and a hundred ten

thousand miles so if you are being

really particular you can you can pick

out all the options with the car that's

another nice thing about Kelley Blue

Book's so you can do selector options so

this one had the 5.3 liter v8 like they

said we don't know any of this stuff by

the ad so that's why I usually just set

price with standard equipment so then

we're gonna say good condition again and

let's see how much this one is worth my

guess is that this is another good deal

but because of the ad is so vague it is

a clean title so because the ad is so

vague we don't know if there is

something wrong with it because wow that

is a stunning like that is a damn good

deal this car has been posted for two

days so my guess is that it sold two

days ago and they just left the ad up

I mean honestly if you did want to

pursue one like this you would not say

hey this car is worth fifty eight

hundred dollars in the condition it's in

because that's just that's not smart

bargaining that's just giving them

leverage so if you did want to contact

this person Oh which look they didn't

leave contact information so I guess you

can even if you wanted to but if you did

of course the first thing I would do is

ask for more pictures because if it's

got a huge dent in the door or something

like that I mean even that wouldn't cost

that much to replace when you compare

how much this is undervalued so I really

do think that this is still a good deal

unless it has severe or really

noticeable damage to it or has something

that's very wrong with it so now we're

gonna try and find something that is a

bit overpriced so

a lot of these are actually not looking

too bad in terms of price okay here we

go 1999 Mercedes C 280 this one's

probably a bit overpriced how many miles

does it have they do not say how many

miles okay if they don't really say how

many miles Kelley Blue Book will always

post the average miles for that car

which is nice so you can usually just

guess the price based on that but I

don't really want to bother with that

and give you guys a bad number if this

one doesn't list the miles okay 2005

Mazda 6

this one looks overpriced to me in all

honesty because these Mazda 6 is

especially these v6 ones were not very

good in terms of reliability even though

I've didn't really make any of the list

yet so again very vague ad it does give

the information that you need but it

doesn't really tell you a whole lot and

OBO if you don't know what that means

that means or best offer so they're

saying that I want 40 to 54 but if you

want to offer me four grand I'm more

than happy to negotiate with you which

honestly you would offer them less than

that and try to negotiate but anyways

let's go ahead check the true market

value on this one

this car is in very nice condition

though so that's probably part of the

reason why the asking price is higher

you can see this is in very very nice

condition so I will give them that

that's definitely part of the reason why

it is priced higher clean title of

course so let's go ahead and price it

and see how good it is and this it does

not say what spec it is well just we're

gonna guess the middle spec because I

think that's fair in terms of what the

price will turn out to be so we'll do

price with standard equipment

red paint I think the reason why they

asked you to give the paint color is

because sometimes that affects the value

usually not by more than like ten or

twenty dollars but just that way they

can give you the best value possible so

it's saying even in very good condition

or in excellent condition which I would

say this car is probably in very good

condition it's still overpriced so if

you did really want this car if you're

someone who just

to get a car they want something that's

clean like this what you can do you can

contact this guy and you can say okay

you you want forty to fifty but

realistically this car is worth about

thirty four hundred dollars and you can

print this out and show it to them and

they can't really argue with you on that

because I mean this is based on all

mazda6 sales so of course after that you

will negotiate with them you will try to

talk down the price stuff like that so

if you guys would like to see more

videos kind of make this like a

miniseries I can do you know a video on

inspecting the car figuring out what's

wrong than a video on negotiating stuff

like that if you would like to see that

let me know down below in the comments

these are just a couple examples of some

good deals some bad deals just some

generic ads that you want to look at and

stay away from so if you have any

questions definitely let me know down

below in the comments I hope you guys

enjoyed this video I hope you found it

informative thanks so much for watching

I'll see you all next video