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Buying used car

Postby boxman180 » Jan 12th, 2018, 8:04 am

So can anyone tell me more about the famous $77 sale that is happening on Saturday at one of the car dealerships here in town? You go at 900 am to look at cars and then at 930 go sit in one of the vehicles and they come along and sell it to you.
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Re: Buying used car

Postby Jflem1983 » Jan 12th, 2018, 8:09 am

boxman180 wrote:So can anyone tell me more about the famous $77 sale that is happening on Saturday at one of the car dealerships here in town? You go at 900 am to look at cars and then at 930 go sit in one of the vehicles and they come along and sell it to you.



Not sure. I would reccomend auction world for a cheap used car. Ive done well there over the years. Wish i could say same about dealerships
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Re: Buying used car

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Re: Buying used car

Postby Bsuds » Jan 12th, 2018, 8:42 am

My opinion of that dealer from past experience is so low it couldn't get lower!

Don't believe anything they tell you and preferably don't even go there!
Nowadays it's almost rude to ask a question without Googling it first!

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Re: Buying used car

Postby kelowna_proud » Jan 12th, 2018, 9:15 am

If you buy from the Auction just make sure to keep it under $100 LOL after your fees and registration that $100 bid will be $500 in the end.

The auction is where dealers and the public takes cars that they are too scared to sell privately as most have major mechanic problems. Like Transmission and Head-gasket problems.

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Re: Buying used car

Postby Whyme2 » Jan 12th, 2018, 9:31 am

boxman180 wrote:So can anyone tell me more about the famous $77 sale that is happening on Saturday at one of the car dealerships here in town? You go at 900 am to look at cars and then at 930 go sit in one of the vehicles and they come along and sell it to you.


Oh great thanks a lot! Was hoping to get that $50,000 Jeep for $77 and now you have gone and told everyone :-X
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Re: Buying used car

Postby Jflem1983 » Jan 12th, 2018, 9:34 am

kelowna_proud wrote:If you buy from the Auction just make sure to keep it under $100 LOL after your fees and registration that $100 bid will be $500 in the end.

The auction is where dealers and the public takes cars that they are too scared to sell privately as most have major mechanic problems. Like Transmission and Head-gasket problems.



I dont think u have any idea what u r talking about. Ive had a few trucks from the auction. One is still driveable after 12 years of abuse since i bought it.


For a car i would definately go there as most cars no one bids on. U can do well on a small car there
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Re: Buying used car

Postby Whyme2 » Jan 12th, 2018, 10:09 am

Personally I would avoid the Auto Auction. If your looking for a good used vehicle deal with a dealer that offers you a 30 day no hassle exchange policy. :D

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Re: Buying used car

Postby Jflem1983 » Jan 12th, 2018, 10:12 am

Whyme2 wrote:Personally I would avoid the Auto Auction. If your looking for a good used vehicle deal with a dealer that offers you a 30 day no hassle exchange policy. :D



Nothing wrong with that.


Need to be knowledgeable to do well at the auction. I should have made that clear.

I do like your work around. Let the dealer worry about it. Only thing is u pay a lot more on the dealers lot than u do on auction lot.

As said above its a buyer beware market at the auction and you do need to be smarter than a lug nut to do well there.
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Re: Buying used car

Postby Lady tehMa » Jan 13th, 2018, 8:59 am

We got a car at auction, and it was a good one. We researched what we wanted, figured out our price point and spent all day there. My husband is knowledgeable about cars, so he was able to examine. The one we ended up buying, the auction guy let me drive from park to the line of cars going in. We ended up with a 2003 Toyota Matrix for $3100 (after fees). Our mechanic said it was a decent car, if rusted underneath (which was never a problem). And then I had an accident - and now have a Mazda 3. Not auction that time, our mechanic told us of a guy who was selling, and he recommended the car.

So that's another option, ask around at mechanics and see who is selling, and ask if they'd recommend it.
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Re: Buying used car

Postby boxman180 » Jan 17th, 2018, 9:59 am

Found a car! Private sale- 2011 Kia Soul 64000K, inspection revealed dirty air filter and near dead battery. We got it for 9500 plus 1140 provincial tax.
=10640+250 for all season tires 80-90% tread from a reputable independent tire shop
10890+ $200 battery =11200 all in. My 16 year daughter paid for it all with cash that she has saved up the past 2 years
She absolutely LOVES her new car!!

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Re: Buying used car

Postby Whyme2 » Jan 17th, 2018, 6:20 pm

boxman180 wrote:Found a car! Private sale- 2011 Kia Soul 64000K, inspection revealed dirty air filter and near dead battery. We got it for 9500 plus 1140 provincial tax.
=10640+250 for all season tires 80-90% tread from a reputable independent tire shop
10890+ $200 battery =11200 all in. My 16 year daughter paid for it all with cash that she has saved up the past 2 years
She absolutely LOVES her new car!!


Sounds like she did very good congrats! :up: ..You mentioned purchasing all season tires. Are you aware if you travel anywhere in Kelowna on Hwy 97 in the winter you are required to have Winter rated snow tires ❄️
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Re: Buying used car

Postby boxman180 » Jan 17th, 2018, 6:46 pm

M+S is all you legally need but she will be doing limited highway driving until spring and then buying winters later.
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Re: Buying used car

Postby Whyme2 » Jan 18th, 2018, 4:45 am

boxman180 wrote:M+S is all you legally need but she will be doing limited highway driving until spring and then buying winters later.


For argument sake, not every all season tires are rated M+S and not all M+S tires are rated severe winter rated with the mountain ⛰
So yes legally she’s ok but as you pointed out winter tires will be on the way later which is best.

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