Women vs. Cheap Used Car Dealerships

Have you ever wondered why many used car salesmen still stereotype women buyers when they see them coming onto the lot? Even though over 50% of cars are now purchased by women, they are often viewed as inexperienced, when it comes to selecting a car at a used car dealership.

It is true, that some women are inexperienced and fall prey to a used car dealership salesman, by saying, I love this color, has to be automatic and good gas mileage. Piece of cake, they will find the little compact that no man will fit in and show you what a good deal it is. Good gas mileage in a used car may mean not enough power. You might get to where you are going faster riding your bike, but it fits your budget, and since it’s not a hot rod, of course, it’s in good shape. Why did the last person trade it in? Maybe the teenage daughter that had it accidentally drove it into the farm pond, and that is why the white smoke is coming out the tailpipe, a little water in the engine never hurt anything. But then a man with mechanical ability might figure out it has a blown head gasket, or timing chain, maybe that’s why.

Or I love when the used car dealership tries to sell you a little low profile model, in good shape at several hundred over Blue Book retail, and it has squeaks, rides rough or squirrelly steering and they try to make you think, it just needs a lube job, or check the tire pressure, but the body is the right color for what you want. My Dad worked on cars, practically since I was born. Since he only had daughters, he had to use us to push the brake pedal down when he did his own brake jobs, hold the light when he overhauled the engine, changed the started or alternator. We could all start our own cars, when they wouldn’t, troubleshoot them for the mechanics when we take them to the shop, so I know they try these things at the used car dealerships.

Many women have discovered Government Car Auctions, when it comes to looking for a used car. Many of these cars are fleet cars for the various government agencies, and have been regularly maintained, it’s just that the government always weighs the age and mileage of a car and determines, it’s time to trade, since they can’t afford any downtime for repairs, so they trade up every few years, three to five normally.

Since Government Car Auctions sell the vehicle to the highest bidder, it is possible to get a great used car for a cheap price. Many times they will tell you any known repairs, but you can inspect them and start them. Some vehicles are sold online, some are actual physical auto auctions, but the bidding may start as low as a hundred or two. You have to do your research, and you may need minor repairs, but the savings can be huge at government car auctions versus a used car dealership.

This article was originally submitted to Ezine Articles for viewing.

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This post was written by admin on June 20, 2009


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