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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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Moayyed Salah (15 hours ago)
5:35 why you cut the conversation though i wanted to hear about the weirdos haha
Emily Summers (22 hours ago)
Lol guy was like dammit.. this Chris guy wasted so much of my time already... I want this car gone.
Tommy R (1 day ago)
Great well done! Thanks
Deven Walker (1 day ago)
Frank probably feels really weird with you talking to a camera
James Zack (1 day ago)
Don't tell me what to do chris
Ashlynn Miley (1 day ago)
Can’t wait to try the hard break test tomorrow 😈
Justme Yram (1 day ago)
What if you sell the car but it’s actually franks car...? How would that work?
Justme Yram (1 day ago)
2:08 uhhhh??? And he just had an “acceleration test??” WHYY? Do you wanna die?
haledragon1 (1 day ago)
God bless Frank! And you too!
Matias Estay (1 day ago)
3 years later i watch this hole serie and i love it, thank you so much for the explanation of every detail, it's really useful at the moment of buying a used car
Don P (2 days ago)
"This is the best Jaguar I've seen. I'll give you $1500." What does that say about Jaguars?
Pernell Butler (1 hour ago)
Replacement parts expensive
alexandrunete (3 days ago)
frank probably disliked this video
Cap'nLucyHacke (4 days ago)
Hell yeh. Thank you Chris Fix
MatTube (4 days ago)
Chris: The horn works. Chris thinks: I'm definitely about to buy it.
Carl Bausemer (6 days ago)
I need to take Chris with me next time I buy a used car!!! $1,900 thats awesome.
Web User (6 days ago)
is the scan they do at advanced auto parts the same as the scan on the OBD?
MrTilbin (6 days ago)
Frank always owned the car. A bank lean isn't ownership.
Envy Glass (6 days ago)
Speech 100
Ryan Towey (6 days ago)
"you don't want to low ball him" then immediately out the gate you low ball him.
what does lemon law means?
I Charley (8 days ago)
Thanks, Chris! bought a 2001 Lexus lx 470 with your advice!
maulik velani (8 days ago)
I really appreciate for this video as I am just a new driver and for few years I want to use Second-hand car. Thanks a lot man, Helped me a lot !! :)
Adam Oakes (8 days ago)
Lmao that was classic
Robert Drake (8 days ago)
Not the same here in Ontario Canada. For one thing, you're not going to just jump in the car and drive it off after the transaction. You need to go to the Ministry of Transport, pay the sales tax (13%) and pay for plates and registration. Then you can drive it. Total PITA. Also don't think there's any listing on the registration for whether the car has a lean or is salvage, etc.
- MrRIchBiker (9 days ago)
Frank was cool he didn't say a word nice and quiet. Good job Chris very thorough
Ujimako _ (9 days ago)
I am looking for a car to buy and this series of videos will help very much! Thanks.
Juan Martinez (10 days ago)
My question is how did frank get home?
Camden Hanke (10 days ago)
Hs lowkey just exposed Frank's information on the title now we know where Frank lives😂
max medlin (10 days ago)
Too easy ! I tried negotiating with true issues wrong with the car and all dealers said take a hike. I will get full price. ! None will budge ! None !
Whitey Mamasan (9 days ago)
All real used car dealerships don't negotiate anymore and haven't for the last decade. If they are moving in price it's because your getting a shit car.
Whitey Mamasan (9 days ago)
Your dumb the guy in the video is buying a car on Craig's list from some dude, not a real dealer.
What do you do if you hard accelerate and the breaks don't work? The owner is waiting so please reply fast. Thanks.
CreativeUserNme (10 days ago)
FRANK JAGUAR
Ceryxin (11 days ago)
Goddamn it Chris, I don't need a fucking driver's lesson
seuratguy (11 days ago)
I would be nervous about someone selling a car after they only drove it 6,000 miles. Why would he do that unless there were some pricey problems? Chris, can you update us on how the car has behaved since the purchase? Did anything crop up that you didn't expect?
David Rodriguez (12 days ago)
You u said you love the car 💀💀💀💀💀
David Rodriguez (12 days ago)
I love you frank ❤️
TechGuyRony (13 days ago)
amazing, are you looking car photo editing supplier?
R3db4llit R6 (14 days ago)
I love jags my dad has owned 3 of them 1 xf 1 xf sportbrake sport ed and we still have a jag xk now we have the jag xk and masarati ghibli 2016
Raju John (14 days ago)
I hope Frank wasn't watching this video.
Pancho Saldana (15 days ago)
This guy 😂😂 “don’t low ball them” “I’ll give you 1500” 🤦🏿‍♂️
Prafull (15 days ago)
you really know what you are talking about ..great video ..lots of information and so much to learn from you ..
Michael EZ (16 days ago)
Love your vids but this is one is kinda awkward and cringe
850 Jayy (16 days ago)
Dang, frank was too desperate to sell it. He got straight up scammed
Peewee flips (16 days ago)
Bruh u put his name and address in the vid😂
Rangedfare (17 days ago)
I laughed my ass off if you said: 'uhm.. 1500?' and Frank right away responce with: 'DEAL!' Then you know, something is wrong with the car. It's a good thing that they say another price after your first bit.
John Damo (18 days ago)
Don't buy a Jaguar they fall apart more than the junk tier that is Chrysler.
Veni Vidi Vici (8 days ago)
Classic saying in owning cars "Take care of it and it will take care of you."
Qwertyfied (19 days ago)
He actually bought a Jaguar with a couple thousand dollars. People in my country sell their old corollas and civics the same price as this Jaguar.
INX (19 days ago)
shoulda given him the 2k xd
x x (21 days ago)
Great video and well done on the negotiation. As a former car salesmen myself I believe you could have gotten much closer to $1500 because you didn't point out that 1] it was actually a 2003 not a 2004 (at least on video) , 2] you didn't do what we call a DE-VALUATION of the car where you walk around the car (WITHOUT SAYING ANYTHING) and touch all the dings and scratches (plus the cut on the back seat), the owner usually follows you and pipes up and tells you about them thus devaluing the car himself. 3] in my opinion you gave away a bit too strongly that you "liked" the car (7:12) rather than staying more neutral. The owner 10 seconds later tries to use this against you and misstates saying (7:22) "you said you LOVED the car" . 4] you ASKED him if you could do $1800 rather than TELLING him your offer all the things you found wrong and approx cost to fix each one and then let the math tell owner what the car is worth. It's not a low ball offer because these are real costs you will have to incur to bring the car up and if you start reasonably as you did low you can always move up. I enjoyed watching this video and critiquing it not to bring you down in any way but because you said you learn stuff from the comments all time. It really is a fantastic video and I didn't spend over an hour watching all 3 of the videos if I didn't feel it was worth watching and commenting on, and I also feel that I should put the same type of effort towards my comment that you put into this video . Nice work!
Mickey Cruise (21 days ago)
Stole that car for 1900
D'yer Maker (22 days ago)
Should have given Frank some vaseline with the $1900. Just kiddin.
Yevgeniy Kupchenko (22 days ago)
The car is $3000 "But you wanna be reasonable and don't low-ball it, because it will make him mad and disrespectful." ...and right of the bat, with a straight face offers him $1500 for it, ROFL ...nicely done, sir.
- MrRIchBiker (1 day ago)
+Tillmann thank you for getting your point across I appreciate it have a great day! we'll still keep watching Chris fixes videos, very smart young mechanic!!
Balkan Intros (2 days ago)
He did not have to sell it, I would refuse.
Salty peper (2 days ago)
Especially when chris is rich... I mean he could have just paid the $3000 and it probabaly wouldn't have even made a dent in his wallet.
Tillmann (2 days ago)
+- MrRIchBiker got that, but dont take comments for their whole perspective, still all being said by you is true, as well as its true for me. Just so u dont get a wrong picture!
- MrRIchBiker (2 days ago)
+Tillmann xD?????
E C (23 days ago)
Frank is so sweet
Adwin A Jacob (23 days ago)
This is so helpful, great series!
ChrisFix (23 days ago)
Glad the series was helpful!
Steven M (24 days ago)
Chris, But even after checking out the basics from your videos; when your buying a car from Craigslist, everyone mentions, you should first take it to a mechanic for a PPI (if your not a mechanic or can't get under the car yourself). How does this work and complicate the transaction ? Thanks.
ChrisFix (24 days ago)
You would schedule an inspection with the owner and the mechanic and if the owner agrees just meet him at the shop.
Lauris (25 days ago)
Saw chris eyea
MrPixelFin (25 days ago)
Props to the old owner. Just allowing Chris to film these videos he has helped alot of people buying used cars.
Njoy (26 days ago)
So the guy's name is Frank Jaguar? and lives at 123 river road, a town in new joisey? :D
Freedoms (28 days ago)
ive never purchased a vehicle from a private seller until last week, and after watching alot of your videos and this inspection series, i purchased a 2000 Celica GTS with 102k miles with things** im able to do myself or minor fixes at a repair shop. Thank you so much for the information the videos because ive learned alot from you keep up the great work!
Finle Y (28 days ago)
Wait wait wait did Frank Jaguar sell you a Jaguar?🤔
Vadim A (27 days ago)
yep, Frank from a town in New Joisey.
hunterk2 (29 days ago)
I need Chris as my wingman now that I have to buy my teenager a vehicle. 👀🤦‍♂️
Chathura Wijesinghe (29 days ago)
What about running RPM value? You did not mentioned about it!🤔
Rahshen Barber (29 days ago)
I wish that I saw this before buying my Jaguar’s. Give me a lifeline; I’m in Jersey!
Carl Hammill (1 month ago)
If Value is $2,500 and your offering $2,000 you should look for better deal. I promise you this car will need additional repairs as you drive it for about month to get true sense. I don't touch deal unless its 50% of what owner is asking for with older cars with high mileage.
Jude Quesada (1 month ago)
Bet if this man knew this he woulda never wanted to do this he was put in a spot chrisfix you are one person thats legit about shit the seller had new clue this would happened next time seller probably let his wife do it next time chrisfix str8 put him in a spot
Cameron Sizemore (1 month ago)
At 3.2M views you look kinda greedy not helping him out and giving him the $2k (an extra $100) when he was more than willing to help you out with your video...
bob brookman (1 month ago)
GLARING ERROR HERE! I own two of these x types, an automatic estate and a manual saloon additionally I’m a Consultant Automotive Engineer and courts expert witness. Never ever buy an x type without putting it into reverse and driving backwards for at least 20 yards. X types suffer from transmission problems, usually from the transfer box bearings. (On four wheel drive versions) Driving it forwards will generally not reveal the fault but driving it backwards, if there is a fault, will show itself by noise and vibration from the centre of the car. The description of the test drive in this video seems, in my humble opinion, slightly naive and somewhat horribly incomplete. Rear parking sensors are controlled by a module located on the rear boot floor or rear panel. Due to their location, they attract moisture which corrodes the multi plug connection. Since this module also controls the reversing lights a rapid (but not ultimately conclusive) indication of a defection module or connection is to simply select reverse and observe if the reverse lights come on. I’ve replaced modules on both of my cars easily and cheaply with used parts costing less than £30.
bob brookman (28 days ago)
Hey Carl that is a very valid comment.
Carl Hammill (1 month ago)
and this is my point to those buying cars to make profit...only buy cars you know everything about including what problem areas to look for. If your just buying any car....your not gonna know what to look out for.
Emmanuel Kabeya (1 month ago)
His last name is ACTUALLY JAGUAR
Ignacio Romero (1 month ago)
some sellers dont want "tire kickers" dont waste your time with them, if they come across as snobs in the advertisement they probably will not have the patience to have you go over the car with a fine tooth comb
AutoTechWorld (1 month ago)
This is a really nice series. I actually really like it. I really like actual negotiation videos. Keep it up
Did you sold your mazda?
Sock Twister (1 month ago)
At 5:42 you can see Chris’ eyes in the rear view mirror
kxingelite (1 month ago)
thank you i don’t know much about cars im a teen and im interested in getting a car, this video is really helpful right now and in the future. first vid i watched and already subed
Totallynotitsuki - (1 month ago)
the civics around here have twice the miles and price also we need more Franks in the world
jokerwhy8 (1 month ago)
you showed where he lives
Yolin Pinacate (1 month ago)
You are the man!!! Great clip!!! (@gain).
Stephanie Yung (1 month ago)
First on the checklist - Don't buy a used Jaguar 😂😭
Canp Dayld (1 month ago)
In Lithuanian for 1300euros you can buy slyva (bmw 530d). If you buy slyva, you will become real man. Only real mans drives slyva (bmw 530d about 2003year) or BETMEN (BMW 530D ABOUT 2005 YEARS)
636lover1 (1 month ago)
Poor Frank probably learned some new stuff to look for when he buys his SUV!
zach smith (1 month ago)
Got some weirdos. Chris has 3 cameras on the car one on himself and is talking to himself lol. Was it a sneak diss?
Ivan Grozni (1 month ago)
One thing I never do when buying the car is buying the car from a random dude or any person from creigslist in some random parking lot half an hour away from home .. and saying I got money on me right now, let's make a deal. Especially if there are few questionable looking faces hanging around the vehicle that will make you feel unsafe you should never go alone with that much $$ It should probably be better to meet them at their home, or infront of a local police station where you have camera surveillance and you can ask a cop to scan the vin# for you to make sure it's not hot .Also make sure you get the drivers all the info including his ID#, and the plates are matching the title. I say that because I've seen all kinds of weird stuff people do here in Cali.
Hydrolics (1 month ago)
THANKS CHRIS
Dima K (1 month ago)
Great condition inside. $1900 is very cheap for such a car!
The Maelstrom (1 month ago)
Great video. Hats off to you Chris
Angel CMR (1 month ago)
You forgot to explain How do you get your second vehicle home
Infinite Rumination (11 days ago)
Blow it up
friedchicken (12 days ago)
just let Frank steal it
Mein Name (13 days ago)
Trailer, 2nd Person, or come back later with a cab
Tesla Model 3 (13 days ago)
Or tow it idk
Gael Martinez (14 days ago)
Strap it to the top of your new jaguar
Ezequiel Nevarez (1 month ago)
I bet the seller is like is he crazy 😂
michelleloll3 (1 month ago)
You're a cheapskate. Seriously low-balling and ripping people off for $1,500 for that beauty. More shitty cars that barely run and have a lot of problems are sold at higher prices on craigslist and autotrader. Disrespectful buyer, should've just paid him $2,000 for it. I appreciate your video and respect you but your bargaining and negotiation just made me cringe and lose respect towards you. You locked him in and wasted his time and even made a video USING HIS CAR and didn't even pay him. The least you could do is agreed to his $2,000. What a stubborn cheapskate unthankful and still demanding on $1,900. What he asked for in the end was still $1,000 less than his 3k asking price. Total Mr.Krabs cheapskate. You know you could earn a lot on youtube and become rich with your subscribers, i still don't get why you're a cheapskate. buys car for 1900$, makes 20k $ filming the process, still refused to give him the extra 100$.. CHEAPSKATE
Im_Tired_Too (1 month ago)
Jaguars have such a bad rap on reliability but for $1900 you can't lose.
Eldin Copelj (1 month ago)
Bought an Opel Vectra B wagon for $2000. What a fool I was.
Larry Rockwell (1 month ago)
i laughed my a** at the brake test lmao
Ryan Vellara (1 month ago)
Yeh that head nod
Larry Rockwell (1 month ago)
+Ryan Vellara looked like the owner wasbt ready lol
Ryan Vellara (1 month ago)
Why?
DanceLifeLoveTV (1 month ago)
Excelent video!! Very helpful. LOL at "A Town in New Joisey".
MAX LF (1 month ago)
Dude... thank you very much for all the informations & advices. Keep going you're doing well !
Omar Zowila (1 month ago)
The Jaguar X Type reminds me of the song “Starving” by Hailee Steinfeld
Matthew Schmier (1 month ago)
I live right over there
Matthew Schmier (1 month ago)
Yo that’s the freehold raceway mall
Jerry Schneider (1 month ago)
If am asking $3000 and he is only offering $1900, no way I sell it. I keep it on Craigslist and drop the price only $100 bucks every week. It will eventually sell for as much as possible. Chris already said he really wanted it, so let him walk away. He is the one that will call back.
Jerry Schneider (1 month ago)
+ChrisFix I understand what you are saying but, what something is worth is what someone is willing to pay for it. for example I sold a motorcycle last week. KBB said it was worth only $800. I listed it for $1500, sold it to the second viewer for $1250. Screw KBB
ChrisFix (1 month ago)
That is fine but if you put a car up on craigslist and it is worth $1500, I think you would take the first $1900 offer you get!
Baking Soda (1 month ago)
I can't go above 2000 lol how about 1800 hahah
Farid Ahmad Mahboob (1 month ago)
Thanks to Frank 👍
ChrisFix (1 month ago)
Yea Frank was a nice guy!
JayLegend (1 month ago)
The new and old owners of this Jag are hot!
Diego T (1 month ago)
Hey Criss I found a 2003 jag x type 2.5L with 21k miles on it. Kbb says it's worth $2500 the guy is selling for $5k says he bought it from an elderly lady. Carfax shows it was purchased with 88miles and for the last 15 years registered in the same town. Then it says where he registered it with 18k miles and now has 21k miles he's had it since January 2019 today is April 11 2019. What do you think? About the price and story?
Lauryn Kawasaki (1 month ago)
Very informative!!! Your link to the checklist guide is not working. Please fix I need it!!!

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