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How to Test Drive and Buy a Used Car

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How to inspect and buy a used car. Learn how to go for a test drive so you don't get stuck with a bad car. I show you how to test drive a used car, negotiate a good deal and inspect the title of the used car. Episode 1: The "Side of the Road Inspection": https://youtu.be/vC8LbvYk6es?list=PLvKbarVtwhUv6bjLhJSyaEOxaYy03j7QS Episode 2: What is the car worth?: https://youtu.be/9N4RpohW-hU?list=PLvKbarVtwhUv6bjLhJSyaEOxaYy03j7QS Episode 3 Engine Inspection: https://youtu.be/HDv5bUR_Plo?list=PLvKbarVtwhUv6bjLhJSyaEOxaYy03j7QS Episode 4: Interior & Exterior Inspection: https://youtu.be/sSi8xuRm5eE?list=PLvKbarVtwhUv6bjLhJSyaEOxaYy03j7QS Link to the FREE downloadable ChrisFix Used Car Inspection Checklist: https://goo.gl/uqaWYa Become a ChrisFix Subscriber→ http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 Instagram→ https://www.instagram.com/chrisfixit Facebook→ https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 Website → http://www.ChrisFixed.com My Channel Home Page → https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Thursday** Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.
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The whole negotiation part was scripted I would say. Frank was too cool when the he got the first offer. In my country, I would get chased away for offering half the advertised price :D If the asking price is too high, I'd rather walk away than making an offer. May be I'm losing my options, but I'm not comfortable making a stranger uncomfortable just to make a point.
OVO Bushi (15 hours ago)
Chris teach me the ways of the finesse
Sam S (2 days ago)
This was helpful, thank you. Actually you paid $1900 cash + $600 in repairs or $2500. You made sure he did pretty well as well. Maybe not in cash but through other services as well. Good negotiating!
ChrisFix (2 days ago)
Exactly and thanks!
BrayBray 805 (2 days ago)
Don't low ball him alright frank I'll only by for 3500
ChrisFix (2 days ago)
Lowball is giving a price lower than the value. I gave him a price of exactly what it was worth.
JanRUBIK'S TUTORIAL (2 days ago)
Wow... very knowledgeable.... how you do this stuffs?...
ChrisFix (2 days ago)
Glad the video was helpful!
George Marcos (3 days ago)
Thanks for the info. Can visitors for a long stay register a car in the us m, as buying a car is cheaper than renting for 4 months, if not any ideas to drive my owned car as a foreigner (visitor) with only my IDP without breaking the law? Tanks
Romnys Gonzalez (3 days ago)
1500 as the start is actually really good. The value of the car is around 2000. Thats not a low ball price even considerate than hes high ball the car selling it for over 2800, and you still got to fix the problems coming WITH the car. People are too worry about offend the seller. You should always try to throw a reasonable low offer so you can work around it. People are selling it for a reason, they are trying to get rip of the thing they are selling the faster way possible. You should take advantage of that situation. You should always keep your ground with your offer dont be scare of walking away. YOU DONT TO HAVE TO BUY THE CAR IMMEDIATELY.
AMeizin (3 days ago)
But how did Frank get home hahah
brinmcphin (3 days ago)
A town in New Joisey?
Rewel Pontes (4 days ago)
Check for WOOTER leaks.
Luca Baldassi (4 days ago)
I watched the list of things you should check and I read "Turing test" instead of "turning test" and I thought Chris wanted me to check if the car is sentient or not
waked war (4 days ago)
jaguars look like granny shit on the outside but are nice on the inside
Dne Tne (4 days ago)
The horn works lol
Mark Lance (4 days ago)
Chris fucked Frank in the ass dry.
Kyore (4 days ago)
He bought that sucker for exactly what it was worth. What a champ. It’d be great if everyone just offered great prices so they wouldn’t even need to be talked down.
Jonathan Greene (5 days ago)
Do these same rules apply when your buying a 1000 dollar car.
Minh Duc Pham (5 days ago)
Damn, this car is 1900$, while an iphone is 1300$.
Demonitized (5 days ago)
Use me as a "feel bad for Frank :'( button
cactus heat (5 days ago)
Yea you're happy but im not,Frank should have said no, no video unless you pay a piece of the YouTube pie!
Bob Barker (5 days ago)
Why do people feel sorry for Frank? In my opinion, his car is worth $1500 at most. And it needs work done to it! Just because it's a Jaguar doesn't mean it's worth twice as much. It's a old used car that needs work.
SkyDuster (6 days ago)
11:00 Wait, his name is Frank Jaguar??
DarkestofTimes (6 days ago)
People trying to sell Honda Civics with 300,000 miles for like $2000 here lmfao.
Derrick Samuels (6 days ago)
Chris you are the FREAKING man!!! All class and professionalism!🙌🏾
Mitchy Mitch (7 days ago)
I subscribed just because of how entertaining you were with the negotiation! I'm gonna negotiate like that when I make my next purchase haha. Thanks for making this series!
Jizzy G (7 days ago)
I like the USA culture of the bargain. Where I'm from, you can't even propose a lower price because all of those "serious businessmen" get highly offended.
CIRRUS (7 days ago)
"i'm really firm at $1900" AHH I FEEL SO UNCOMFORTABLE, POOR FRANK.
Domingo Garzoria (8 days ago)
have you done a video of actually everything going wrong in buying/interested in buying a car?
Tyler Aidie (8 days ago)
Frank got finessed
Jing Mu (9 days ago)
Hope you learned a lot? I feel like I completed a degree in car transaction!
Cici Domingo (9 days ago)
That was seriously boss how you negotiated like that. I wish I would have done that with my car! Good job, you got a great deal.. I always wonder just how much a seller is willing to go down on the price..
Rocking TW (10 days ago)
Thank you for this video! I scored a sweet truck yesterday and used your checklist 🤙
Albert Einstein (11 days ago)
You robbed that guy!
DAmerica (11 days ago)
Tip: Go see the person on his/her house and text the address to a friend. Don't meet someone in a parking lot with an envelope full of cash.
Static (11 days ago)
I honestly would of done 24 or 2300 that car is worth a bit more
Bob Barker (5 days ago)
I disagree.
Quavo Whitaker (12 days ago)
I really enjoyed the video... but I’m trying to figure out... how the hell did you get a jaguar for 1900 that’s a great deal man.
Servant of YHWH (12 days ago)
Does chris ever show his face?
john doe (13 days ago)
That negotiation tho.
Daito (14 days ago)
Some people just don't know basic economics. Just look at this comment section for example. How they really take serious the owner's pricing of the car of $3000. That is seriously overpriced and something economists like to call the endownment effect. For example, lets switch roles and say the seller was buying, would he really think the car is worth $3000 now?
Daito (13 days ago)
+ChrisFix exactly $100 is $100, you don't just give a homeless person or a stranger $100 just because. That's a month worth of gas money right there.
ChrisFix (13 days ago)
Yes thank you. My favorite is the people who say “I would have gave him $100 more”... really? You’re willing to lose $100 for nothing?
That’s Tuff (14 days ago)
I have a question if you buy a used car from another state can you drive the car back with no plates ?
TheLastNation (14 days ago)
Dude, you just showed his address
Petey Pon (15 days ago)
Chris,with displaying his info,the car can become costly,and besides,he probally thought,,he was screwed by Copart in buying it,and gets screwed by you,for selling it cheap,,,,lol
Adolf Hitler (15 days ago)
You title over there is weird we do logbook which are a lot better we can tell a car buy it’s plate in the uk unlike you lot 😂
Brian Boudreau (16 days ago)
135 miles wow good deal
Brian Boudreau (16 days ago)
U got a good deal 1900 whys the km or miles
phorse (16 days ago)
What's the deal with him and jags?
joe john (16 days ago)
I like to know the definition of low ball please explain
Ember2460 Harrington (17 days ago)
Car Lock Honking Wakes People Up. Please Use Hazard Light Flash Instead!! Thank You.
Ember2460 Harrington (17 days ago)
Car Lock Honking Wakes People Up and Stresses People During the Day. Please! Use Hazard Light Flash Instead! Thank You.
John Caprice (18 days ago)
Great Job. Thanks. I wish I had this information over the past 50 years! Ha! I definitely bought a few problems over those days!
The Warrior (18 days ago)
Chrisfix: Don't low-ball the owner of the car. *Continues low-balling the owner.*
Ali Arshad (18 days ago)
That car owner was really nice.if u go to buy used cars and do many things like he did car owner get angry.
Gjon Juan (18 days ago)
Who sells at trade-value?
Austin Barton (18 days ago)
This nigga got toilet seated!
masood farid (19 days ago)
That seller guy was also playing mind games by selling car with more that half tank of the gas. Has anybody noticed or only me?
Lewis Crow (19 days ago)
Squeakypits (19 days ago)
This was great
carroll6 (19 days ago)
Bravo Chris! Learned a lot.. a whole lot from these 3 vids.
ChrisFix (19 days ago)
Glad the series was helpful!
Zul Kifl (20 days ago)
Tommorow i am gonna buy a used car and this video make me feel like a pro, lets do it
ChrisFix (19 days ago)
Awesome! Glad the video was helpful!
Mr. Amazing (20 days ago)
Nice bro I give you props he was asking for 3 G's and you got it down for less then 2g's nice first time I bought a car it was a G35 Nissan Infiniti with speakers and custom system with 210,000 miles and they wanted $3500 for it the best I got him down to was 3 G's only drove it for 20,000 miles and then I had a blown valve seals smh.
ChrisFix (19 days ago)
Thanks and yea you learn from experiences like that so it’s not all bad.
Old Smokey (20 days ago)
Chris has good negotiation skill. Now I would argue lowballing isn't necessarily bad. Everyone wants a good deal, I started negotiations for my trailblazer at 2000 for an easily (when fully fixed) 4000 dollar car. The act of low balling I wouldn't say is the issue, it's more the act of trying to basically scam someone. if you offer to buy a 2500 dollar car for 1000 bucks that's not lowballing that's just straight up a scam to anyone who takes it. Even with parts and labor into the vehicle 1000 dollars for an easily 2500 to 3000 dollar car is way too cheap. I'd say try and be fair, but don't overprice yourself imo. as for your actual bargaining, wonderful as always chris! EDIT: I wanted to mention this by way. A good tip to people buying vehicles, tell them on a final offer (IF THIS IS TRUE) "It's all I've got on me". Now IF you have more money DO NOT LIE. My truck I walked in with 2800 dollars, that's all I was going to pay no matter what. IF you are offering all the money you actually have then it's perfectly fine to say this. Often times a seller will take these deals not only because of having cash in hand but also it's a hassle for a person to either go to an ATM to get more money, or in this case with dealing with someone making a serious offer and the vehicle has been on the market a while it sometimes will cause them to fold and take the money even if it's not quite the amount they wanted
ChrisFix (16 days ago)
Thanks for the tips!
troyersprods (20 days ago)
100$ for alignment? Here in my country it only cost like 10$
Bob Barker (5 days ago)
Where I live it's about 50 bucks.
Alexander Patrushin (20 days ago)
I know nothing about cars, and I'm planning to buy a cheap one as my first car... Subscribing
Andrei Aldwaikat (21 days ago)
Tip: Turn off the radio, it's very important to hear clear engine and interior... ets.
Leseli Khanye (21 days ago)
Wonder how Frank is feeling after watching how you were planing to low key low ball him😢🤣🤣🤣
mirko vickovic (21 days ago)
Hey Chris why you so cheap you said $2,000 you going down to 1900 unbelievable I'm sorry for Frank
Lamster66 (23 days ago)
Yep the thanks very much goodbye works 9/10 times
cd zz (23 days ago)
blurred his face but showed us his address and driver license number
SummedUpOW (23 days ago)
doesnt burr out his address oof
So Lit Gamer (24 days ago)
How bout buying from a dealer
So Lit Gamer (24 days ago)
How do we ask if it’s a salvage
The King (19 days ago)
It will show on the car title next to the mileage a letter S meaning salvage
Ganesh Kumar Kumar (25 days ago)
Finally this is how you need to buy a car, one should have seen this video before they buy the car.
Matthew Vachon (25 days ago)
Now that’s how to negotiate 👌 One of the best negotiating tactics is to NOT get emotionally attached to whatever it is you’re looking at buying... stay fairly firm with your offers and just walk away if it doesn’t work out. But like you saw, the guy changed his mind when Chris was about to leave which will often occur.
Alan Johnston (25 days ago)
I took a title to the DMV that had the address of "a town in new joisey" and they said that it was not vaild.
ninefive (26 days ago)
lmao the purchase made me SO HAPPY! when i saw that guy stop you as you were driving off LOL i had to pause the video in excitement! thanks for the video chris. I've printed out the sheet and i am in the process of buying my first car!
Jason Villa (26 days ago)
Damn exposed that guys address
Mark Sheridan (26 days ago)
Poor seller close to dying of old age in this.....great vid tho’ which fortunately is the death knell for dodgy car dealers! Well done Chris on this and such a terrific channel
29th Ave (26 days ago)
Chris: “Let’s not low ball guys it’s disrespectful” Chris offers 1,500 for 3,000 worth car.
ChrisFix (26 days ago)
The car was worth $1800-1900
TheOfficialRoyalz (26 days ago)
Was looking to buy a car, and remembered this series I watched when I was like 14, man I rewatched all your videos again, but looking to buy a 2005 VW GTI for about 2500.
TheOfficialRoyalz (5 days ago)
ChrisFix man got the car for 1800 ! Turns out it has a small problem with the power steering, tightened the belt up and it’s all good now.
ChrisFix (26 days ago)
Awesome man! Good luck.
Casey SmallChode (27 days ago)
when i got my first car i f’ed up the title and i recommend the same that chris does be careful when filling it out
manan bughio (28 days ago)
Chris definitely ripped him off because the owner was just too tired of the car and it was sitting on side of the road. (could've been stolen or something)
ChrisFix (28 days ago)
Lol “ripped him off”. You realize how much work the car needed to get into decent condition? I gave him a fair deal which is why he agreed. No one steals jaguars around here. That’s called negotiating and finding the true value of something and not overpaying. Something most people can’t do.
I like demo title you printed out. Clever.
ChrisFix (28 days ago)
Haha good attention to detail!
Caleb darden (29 days ago)
Where the hell do you find deals like this
Terry Melvin (29 days ago)
You had to give Ford credit when they owned Jaguar. For the first time, "reliable" and "Jaguar" could be used in the same sentence (the X-Type was a basically a rebodied Lincoln LS).
Minju Lee (1 month ago)
This is a super great video, but how can I find out what needs to be changed? Like tires, breaks and stuff like that.
M Barigo (1 month ago)
It’s the time to run away from my car
Wm Maiden (1 month ago)
Hey ChrisFix. First let me say how much I appreciate what you do for us and the knowledge you impart. This is where I ask for more. How would your inspection and negotiations change if you were to buy this car from a local used car dealer, or would you change anything? And for those of us without your mechanical skills, what do you think of taking the car to the actual dealership for a pre-purchase inspection? Thanks again.
Wm Maiden (1 month ago)
+ChrisFix Thanks for the info Chris. What do you think about a pre-purchase inspection by an actual dealership service center?
ChrisFix (1 month ago)
Dealers are “experts” at this game so it is harder. They also have a legitimate overhead to run a business so it costs them more. With that said, you know they got the car at or below trade in value so if you give them over trade in $500-1000 you can sometimes get a deal. Sometimes they know they will get a lot more and won’t sell it but other times they want volume so they will. Dealers also know the tricks to hide stuff like head gasket leaks. It even happened to me! My dad got a PT Cruiser from a dealer for my sibling and the engine blew up and I took it apart to find saw dust sealing the head gasket.
Alisha Schupp (1 month ago)
You bought trash
Lauri Kontinen (1 month ago)
I recommend to test the clutch (in manual cars) by putting 5th gear on and slowly letting the clutch off. Than if the car starts to move the clutch is slightly bad if not the clutch is perfectly fine
SYMOUNDARKGT (1 month ago)
thank you for the tips chris
Melvyn Joseph (1 month ago)
The way you negotiating is on point. 😍😍
dorothy ponder (1 month ago)
I have learned a lot here. You do well teaching and go in detail very well. thanks for sharing. Many Blessing to you.
J Ray (1 month ago)
welp i feel like crap just paid 3650 on an 08 jetta 2.5 i thought it was all good till a week later oil was all over my driveway overnight. anyone have any advice what to do
Potter-Pirbright (1 month ago)
The cool thing is, you don't even need to make a 'How to Sell a Used Car' video. Just play this video backwards!
GUNSjk (1 month ago)
You didn't check any of the lights before driving the car.
Scoob2 (1 month ago)
5:43 i see you in mirror :D
Wind God (1 month ago)
Hate the game not the player💯
MrJoey Man (1 month ago)
New Joisey? Lol
amie higgins (1 month ago)
The rims were fine!Save ur 400!
Allan Radman, D.C. (1 month ago)
Not sure this guy is really from NJ - his pink slip didn't say what exit he lived at.
Lindikussy , (1 month ago)
I have a doubt, I'm planning on buying a suv, I saw this car everything is well maintained, but the issue is it has driven 100,200 km, so my question is, is it worth it or will it have any problems in the future, does miles actually effect the car, btw the car was company maintained also, someone please help. Thank you.

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