Even if it is a used car, buying a car is a big purchase. Therefore, it is important to choose carefully so as not to cause trouble, but you can still fail or regret it. What are some examples of failed purchases of used cars? I will explain how to prevent it while introducing some cases.
Unstable high-speed driving
A test drive before buying a used car is usually done on the open roads around the dealership. Therefore, in many cases, it is not possible to confirm the behavior when driving at high speed on the highway.
However, I am wondering how the old owner handled the car models that are commonly associated with "running".
If you are overworking it, you need to be careful about its high-speed stability.
It's a common story that when you go out on the freeway after purchase, you're "fluttering on the freeway." Careful judgment is required depending on the vehicle type.
There is a strange noise
Abnormal noises generated while driving cannot be confirmed without a test drive. Also, it depends on the driver whether you are concerned about abnormal noise or not. Therefore, it is forbidden to swallow the story.
In particular, for upper middle-type vehicles that sell quietness, it is important to carefully test drive a certain distance to check. The important thing is to hear with your own ears as you drive and determine the quality of the sound.
In addition, abnormal noise in the electrical system may occur in rare cases, so be sure to turn on the air conditioner, audio, etc. when you test drive, and check the operating status.
Breaks down quickly
The most common failure story for used cars is that they broke down immediately after purchase. Of course, cars are also machines, so there is no choice but to break down. However, I get angry when it breaks down immediately after purchase.
Such cases are often found in cheap used cars. Basically, the used car contract does not include a repair warranty after purchase. Therefore, you need to be careful when buying a very cheap car. There are good reasons for the low price, but it's bad to hide it and sell a car when you know it's not working.
A reliable dealer will clearly explain the degree of the car from the estimation stage, and will also take proper measures such as final inspection before delivery and handling of breakdowns after delivery. However, when purchasing a used car at a dealer who does not take such detailed measures and is based on the current delivery, it is good to discuss the condition of the car and the guarantee after delivery. prize.
On rare occasions, there are also malicious dealers who make excuses and escape responsibility, or hide what is wrong and sell it. It's hard to tell, but you still need to be careful with used cars at super-discount prices.
Turned out to be an accident car after purchase
There are many failures that even though I bought a used car that says "no repair history", I found a repaired part later. It is legally prohibited to falsify the repair history. Therefore, unless you are a very malicious dealer, you will not cheat on your repair history and sell it.
So why is there a trace of repairs on a used car that says "no repair history"? It is because of the word repair history. The term repair history is used when a car frame is damaged or repaired. Therefore, even a car that has been repaired due to an accident will have "no repair history" if the frame has not been repaired.
For example, in a car that has a rear-end collision, if the bumper is replaced but the body and frame do not need to be repaired, it will be "accident history" or "no repair history".
In this case as well, a decent dealer may have a certificate that a third party has appraised the degree of the car. If you find a car you like, you may want to ask the sales person if you have a certificate of appraisal. The condition of a car is not limited to accident history and repair history, so it is important to comprehensively judge all conditions.
Misunderstanding with the dealer
This is a problem after purchasing a used car, which is inconsistent with what the dealer promised before the purchase. Most often, he said that he would repair scratches on the body for free, but he was told that he couldn't do it later, and when the car was delivered, the contents of the contract and the contents of the car verification were explained. It is a trouble that it is different from the one.
Except for malicious cases where you lie from the beginning, these troubles are often caused by the misunderstanding that you don't say what you say. Therefore, even if the sales person is very kind and polite, be careful not to trust your promise.
Therefore, it is important to make a proper written appointment for repairs. I don't like being a suspicious person who doesn't trust me, but it's okay if I tell them that I want to avoid unnecessary troubles and that I've been with them for a long time.
Also, in order to avoid troubles such as the contents of the contract and the contents of the vehicle verification are different from the explanation, it is important to read and understand all the related documents properly without any hassle.
Did not confirm the actual state
Recently, the number of people who buy used cars online is increasing. In some cases, you may buy a car from a dealer in a very distant area online. The most common mistakes in such online shopping are that the actual car was worse than expected.
The only way to avoid such mistakes is to visually check the actual vehicle and test drive it. As much as possible, you can avoid regrets by actually going to the store and checking the details.
If you have a store far away, you may not be able to actually go there. In such cases, you can ask the retailer to send you a copy of the detailed photo or certificate of appraisal. However, you can't tell the scratches or dents on the body without actually looking at it, so it's a good idea to think that you have to make some compromises when purchasing online.
In order not to fail in choosing a used car, you need to be careful if it is too cheap, the important thing is to format it, and to compromise with a certain degree of ease, you can avoid unnecessary troubles. increase.
If you're worried about the details, you can consider buying a new car.