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2018-08-01 13:55

Robin Classen

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It's always exciting when buying a car for the first time, with it comes freedom on the road and a sense of pride.

With that said, there are also a few things to keep in mind before making your decision on the car that you want.

Things to consider

Unfortunately there are people out there who take chances when selling you a car, swapping your hard-earned cash for a bag of problems.

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There have been horror stories where sellers have turned the kilometers back on the clock or even threw tiny pieces of wood into an engine to hide any rattling noises.

It also helps to have a mechanic or someone with good knowledge about cars with you when making your decision.

Another tip is never to tell the seller how much you have, but starting with a lower price and gauging from there.

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