Used cars and my big gamble

Buying a used car – My Big Gamble

This isn’t a story about how horrible used cars are. Quite the opposite. It’s about how I took a chance on used cars Toronto and got a great car for a good price.

I had heard so many horror stories about used cars. My parents only bought new cars. I’m not really sure why but it was an attitude that was passed down to me and my brother. New is good. Used is questionable because someone sold it for a reason.

They were wrong. I mean, what kind of an attitude is that to have? It always seemed like a bargain to me. Get a car that someone didn’t want anymore for a fraction of the price? I mean, why not? But, I was young and years away from buying a car of my own then.

When we were in high school, my brother saved up some money and bought his own used car. It was a nightmare. He kept sinking more and more money into it and couldn’t get it to work. My parents weren’t happy about it and it just made them more adamant that used cars weren’t worth it.

Lucky for me, I didn’t buy it. I mean, my brother bought it from some random guy he found in the newspaper. Because that’s how long ago that happened, he found it in the newspaper. We just didn’t have all the information and access back then.

Anyway, a few years ago, my husband and I decided to get a second car. I was hesitant to take on another big car payment so we decided to look for a used car. I thought it was a gamble at the time but, honestly, it was the best thing I ever did.

We didn’t find our car in the newspaper. We spent some time doing our research and started out by looking online for used cars in Toronto here: When we found a few that we liked, we went to the dealers to check them out. There were 3 that we really liked and that met all of our criteria. They didn’t have too many miles on them and the all came with a pretty good warranty.

Eventually, after 2 test drives and a trip to our mechanic, we settled on our car. We ended up saving a lot of money and absolutely love the car. Plus, I got to tell my parents a big fat, “I told you so.” 

After buying the car I started looking for car insurance, no deposit car insurance in particular. Which I found here:

Would be bad if my used car got damaged, so buying insurance was a huge priority for me!

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