Originally Posted by Cunha
Probably the best thing you can do is buy a used car that isn't from a dealership. The owner matters more than anything. Buy the car from someone who took far better care of the vehicle than you did. This person will probably have receipts to show for it..for things like tires and air filters. Some owners actually keep track of every gas tank fill up.
Its a little bit more work but you save enormous amounts of money.
Bad idea, curb stoners make a living out of looking like they put all sorts of care into a car and were the best owners. In reality they put together 2 cars with a welder, did the paperwork to fix up the title, and since they aren't an official business you have no recourse against them.
Certified used is the way to go, something new enough to qualify. Otherwise don't sirens more used then you can buy cash.