14 Ways to Get the Best Used Car Deal

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1) Do Your Research

The first step in getting a great used car deal is finding the right used car. Our used car rankings and reviews can help you find a vehicle that fits your needs, lifestyle, and budget. You'll want to look closely at the reliability ratings of each car you are considering.

A mantra we follow at U.S. News – and you should too – is that it is not a good deal unless it is a good car. Finding an affordable model that is reliable won’t only save you money on the day you buy it; it will save you money throughout its life.

Don’t just look at the vehicle you need today. You’ll want to think about your future needs, so you don’t have to replace your car a year or two down the road.

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