Used Car Buying Tips - Springfield, MO

Buying a used car can seem like a daunting task, but if you follow these tips, you can make the process both fun and easy.

  • Set your budget. Before you even look at a single car, figure out what your budget is. Don't forget to factor in things like fuel costs, insurance, and maintenance.
  • Determine what kind of car will fit with your lifestyle. A single 20-something will need something drastically different than a married couple with three kids. Make sure your vehicle can accommodate your daily needs.
  • Look at alternatives. If your preferred make and model happens to be the most expensive in its class, consider less expensive, yet still reliable rivals. You might be surprised how much value you can get for your money.
  • Read reviews. The internet is your friend when it comes to used car shopping. Read online reviews for the top vehicles on your list to see what, if any, problems you need to consider and what features drivers like best.
  • Check dealership inventories. Look online to find vehicles for sale near you. Used car inventories are constantly changing, so if you can't find what you want, check again in a week.
  • Test drive. Once you've found a promising vehicle, take it out for a thorough test drive. Follow these suggestions on how to test drive a car.
  • Negotiate a price. This is the most dreaded part of the car-buying process. However, if you do your research using sites like and, you can have a great starting place for a price.
  • Drive home. Once you've completed your purchase, enjoy your first drive home in your new used car.


Corwin FIAT of Springfield

1025 W. Sunshine St
Directions Springfield, MO 65807-2445

  • Studio: (417) 862-9272
  • Service: (417) 862-9272
  • Parts: (417) 862-9272

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