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":
Episode 2: What is the car worth?:
Episode 3 Engine Inspection:
Episode 4: Interior & Exterior Inspection:
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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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
+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
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?
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