Not everyone can or we buy quite expensive car. The range of cheap cars is both large and varied, but you must check these cars carefully before buying. Here you will find our best tips for buying the 20,000-kr car.
Some choose to buy used cars for 20,000 kroner. Simply to suit the need, wallet or both.
It can be a cheap car for a poor student, first car to one with a fresh driver's license, a car number two for the family or a car one uses temporarily until one gets afford to buy something newer and finer.
If you are lucky and make some smart choices in advance, there are certainly useful, if not awesome cars, also in this price range.
Thorough check is smart
But that may also be associated with "risk sports" and the cheap car can become expensive. It is important to investigate the car thoroughly before purchase.
How happy the ownership is with a cheap car is a bit about luck and bad luck. But do not just do it. It takes a lot of time to do a thorough check to make the most of your money. We have set up a list of the things we think is important to check out to make the best possible purchase on the cheap car.
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There is a lot to choose from in the market for $ 20,000. But you should know what you do when buying a car in this price range!
Broom Check List:
1. EU control. A fairly recent EU approval is always a big plus. Then the car has been through a test that goes on this with safety and environment, which is very important and that can save you a good random money.
2. Tires cost a lot of money so check these carefully. Both summer and winter tires. This is the most important part of the car. These are the ones that brake, steer and provide road grip.
3. Choose Different: It may be smart to choose a slightly obscene brand. Then you will get both newer and more car for the money. For example, you get a newer Kia or Opel that has gone shorter than a BMW or Audi for the same money.
4. Service History: Norwegian workshop prices make service and repairs costly. A complete service booklet does not guarantee that things will not break, but at least it is a good indication that the car has been well looked after. The registry reminder is also a critical point. Check when it was last changed, what the shift interval is and what it takes to replace this if a shift is imminent.
5. Safety: Equipment like ABS brakes, airbag and ESP (anti-slip system) are important and should be prioritized, even on cheap cars. Newer cars are usually also synonymous with more of this important equipment.
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6. Rust. Old cars are rusting. Check the bottom of the doors, wheelhouses, ducts and floors as this is often the case here. Has it arrived there, it may well have found the way to bearing constructions as well.
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Visible rust? It's a bad sign!
7. Trial Drive: Here is a lot to take care of. Does the engine start easily and go as it should? Is it right when you release the steering wheel? Does it pull skew when you brake? Scratches it when you give up? Taking the clutch far out, it is probably worn and must be replaced soon. There is no cheap affair.
8. Check all electrical features. Electrical errors are very common on many cars. In addition, they are often expensive to repair. Therefore, make sure that no warning lights light up. Also, make sure everything is working properly. Everything from windscreen wipers and flushes, to the heater, if any, air conditioning and heating, to the ceiling and to the radio. In short: All.
9. Do not get blind. Do not blend of pretty color, great stereo, powerful engine or fine wheels and other equipment. Make an overall assessment of the car. Feel free to set up a budget of things that should be fixed (if any) before you possibly. buy the car.
10. Prut: We Norwegians have little tradition of this, but in the case of used car purchases it is allowed. Especially if you notice costs that should / must be done. Are you clever – without being rude – there is certainly some money to get here.
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The case was originally published on Broom.no