Buying a used car?

hi, i am currently looking to buy a new used car. are there any websites that will allow me to see if the car i'm interested in is set at a fair price? also, another car question- lets say i'm interested in a car that has a listing price of $10,463 and i want a lower price. how much is a reasonable bargain?

hi, i am currently looking to buy a new used car. are there any websites that will allow me to see if the car i'm interested in is set at a fair price? also, another car question- lets say i'm interested in a car that has a listing price of $10,463 and i want a lower price. how much is a reasonable bargain? i have never done this before. i want to avoid dealers from laughing at my face and dismissing me. thanks

Other answer:

SennaMP4:
CarGurus Or CarsForSale.com Will Tell You If You're Getting A Good Deal (Using Math, Not 100% Accurate), If Buying A Used Car, Offer Them 85% Of The Price And Work Your Way Up. Don't Be Afraid To Walk Away.
mccoyblues:
There are several good price guides on the Internet.

www.KBB.com
www.EDMUNDS.com
www.NADA.com

The problem is the dealers don't use these guides and they are all very different in the way they evaluate used car prices. So what that means to you is that there is no single place to go to get the definitive price for a used car. There are just way too many variables. So the only thing you can do is take all the information you can gather, come up with a reasonable average of all the estimates and use common sense when it comes to knowing what you can afford.

As a general rule there is about a 10% to 20% swing in advertised retail price and the final selling price of a car. So go in expecting to make a deal for about 12%-15% off the retail price.

Poppy:
Buy a subscription to Carfax, and get familiar with KBB.com. Carfax will tell you about how many owners and about accidents that claims were made on. KBB is the car buyers bible for pricing. Use both on every car you are interested in.
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If you are buying from a dealer, my suggestion is to search the inventory of dealerships within a one-day drive radius of your local dealership, or the one that is selling the car for $10,463.

Autodrader can be helpful. Print out the page for the cheapest deal you can find and ask your dealer if he can beat that price.

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