There are a number of great reasons for looking into buying a used car in this economy. And this holds especially true for used luxury vehicles made by Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi. In fact, if you are in the market for a secondhand Audi TT, this is the best time, because it truly is a buyer’s market. Here are ten helpful tips for purchasing a used Audi TT.
Always Confirm The Mileage
Though the classified ad probably said “20,000 miles” always check the odometer to confirm this. Look For Both Dealer And Private Party Sales, And Pit Them Against Each Other Though you stand a much better chance of getting a better deal with a private party sale, in this economy you can still find a decent deal through a dealer as well. But do your homework.
Get The Secondhand Audi TT Checked Out By A Mechanic
Always have a used vehicle checked out by a mechanic that you trust. This means that you should inquire beforehand with the seller, and with the mechanic, to ensure a smooth process.
Ask The Mechanic To Use A Code Reader And Download The Vehicle’s History
Once at the mechanic’s shop, ask them to use a reader and download the history of the vehicle. This should tell you a great deal about the condition of the vehicle.
Check All Of The Car’s Fluids
By checking the oil, the transmission (for automatics) brake, power steering and coolant fluid levels, you will be able to get a sense of how well the vehicle was maintained by the seller.
Ask For Paper Copy Of Maintenance Records
Even if you were able to get the electronic history of the vehicle, ask the seller for paper records of the maintenance for the secondhand Audi TT. If he or she can provide them, chances are the car was well kept.
Take A Long Test Drive, Check For All Possible Maneuvers
Never rely on a short test drive around the block. Take the care out for an extended drive, and perform all of the standard maneuvers, such as right and left turns, reversing, u-turns and parallel parking.
Make Sure All Accessories Work
Also, make sure that everything from the power seats to the stereo to the cigarette lighter works as it is supposed to.
Check The Tires To See If They Are The Stock ContinentalsIf the stock tires are still on the vehicle, know that you will soon have to replace them. Ask The Seller Why He Or She Is Getting Rid Of The Audi TT. And, as with any used car, ask the specific reason why the Audi is up for sale. Check out the latest collection used cars for sale in South Hackensack NJ. Carz4usauto has the best-used cars for sale on route 46