What is a Good Deal when Buying a Used Car? (How to Buy a Used Car)

16 Bal 2016
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Learn how to call the owner of a used car, figure out what the car is worth, run a free VIN number check, and many other tips and tricks. If you see a used car for sale on the side of the road and want to know if it is worth going for a test drive, I go though all of the things you want to do before you go on the test drive. This way you wont waste your time and so you don't get ripped off!
Episode 1: The "Side of the Road Inspection":
Episode 3 Engine Inspection: ltworlds.info/home/vaizdo-ra-as/rXaomMWHgsODnNI.html
Episode 4: Interior & Exterior Inspection:
Episode 5: Test Drive and Negotiation:
Link to the FREE downloadable ChrisFix Used Car Inspection Checklist:
OBD2 Scanner I use: amzn.to/1XNUGfz
Free VIN Check (stolen car and salvage): www.nicb.org/theft_and_fraud_awareness/vincheck
Free VIN Check (recalls): vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/
KBB Trade in Value Calculator: www.kbb.com/whats-my-car-worth/
NADA Trade in Value Calculator: www.nadaguides.com/Cars

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  • Hi

    Chase JohnsonChase JohnsonPrieš 2 dienas
  • 5:47 Chris: he isn’t going to take 30% off of this car! Also Chris: *gets the car for nearly 40% off*

    Jon StoenJon StoenPrieš 3 dienas
  • When is it too many miles to even waste time looking into?

    Jordan McGuireJordan McGuirePrieš 3 dienas
  • me: finds a good skoda octavia rs for an amazing price ad description: 2 owners, both women also me: looks up the price for a new octavia clutch

    SlipknotFan 22SlipknotFan 22Prieš 4 dienas
  • LOL

    TaikkunaTaikkunaPrieš 4 dienas
  • Is there a general rule-of-thumb when negotiating price? Like just take a stab with 30% off? I'm not trying to be a douche but just know that most people will probably try to inflate their asking price anyway.

    Scott ErnstScott ErnstPrieš 4 dienas
  • Freaking scum Car Salesmen are just the worst form of life on the planet. Really vile life forms. My Pappy told me that 60 years ago and I've surely come to know what he meant. I especially love how the sons of whores like to back out after you've "finalized" a "deal". Say you agree on $10,000. Then, as you're doing the paperwork after you've signed up for the "deal", you find that $10,000 is afore 16 fees ranging from $2.95 to $500. By the time you're done, you're payin' $12,500. Sure, some of the fees are required, but some ain't. Then, couple days later, you find rust on the undercarriage, oil leaks, emissions problems - you name it. You were the guy's absolute BESTEST BUD when he sold you the car. When he sees you coming back with a problem, he doesn't know who you are. Really, really disgusting people. Animals and inanimate objects of all kinds are more valuable than the excrement we call "Car Salesmen".

    GeorgeGeorgePrieš 6 dienų
  • My credit was in the 560 to 570 range. But now my credit score is now 728 and climbing! My credit union gave me a credit card, and refinanced my car and truck. We went from 10% to 2.8%. I am saving up to buy a Cessna. My financial world is better. I am glad I took the first step to contact (EAGLESPYHACKER@GMAIL.COM) who worked his magic on my credit profile. And to add, 30 days later my car insurance went down $100 per month; cell phone lowered $100 per month; and vehicles $400 lower! Improving my credit lowered my living expenses by $7200 per year. I wish I had taken action earlier but it is not too late for you out there needing a credit fix and in fast time too.

    Daniel ZhangDaniel ZhangPrieš 15 dienų
  • This is his dads old car

    Coivd -19Coivd -19Prieš 16 dienų
  • So basically if you are selling a second hand car and you see ChrisFix walking towards you, Run.

    eggegg eggeggeggegg eggeggPrieš 16 dienų
  • Hi there Chris, clicking on the checklist link doesn't redirect to the page for download. Could you please tell me where i'm supposed to look at ?? Thank you

    E SE SPrieš 24 dienas
  • Great video. Well done

    Eric REric RPrieš 27 dienų
  • Just to throw it out there, a 60 thousand dollar jaguar is cheaper than a 3000 thousand dollar jaguar.

    Adam 94Adam 94Prieš mėn
  • Chris pls answer does this work in europe/italy im desperste for a car

    StolasStolasPrieš mėn
  • Hey Chris I’m looking at buying a used 2019 civic si. It’s being sold at a dealership rather than privately, is there anything I should do differently or is it pretty much the same. ( I’ve never done this before so anything would help!

    Logan YarbroughLogan YarbroughPrieš mėn
    • I would still do a thorough inspection like this on it even though it's a newer car!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Imagine walking around the car with a fridge magnet 😂 the dude would be like wtf

    Michael PaladinoMichael PaladinoPrieš mėn
  • 3:09 You should have gone for that 02' Saturn SL2 in the back! Great little car.

    Roamin'theslumsRoamin'theslumsPrieš mėn
  • No one is ever going to sell a car for the Trade-in value in a private sale. There's a reason "trade-in" and "private" are two different categories. People decide to see their vehicles privately instead of including them in a trade at a dealership because it would be pointless.

    S BradshawS BradshawPrieš mėn
  • I do not like it when people drive up in a warm car. I want a cold start. Most rattle and lifter issues will be most noticeable. As such, I either meet at someone's home, or they need to leave it parked in said place overnight.

    Eric KeenanEric KeenanPrieš mėn
  • DAMN! Thank you Chris! Love your videos greetings from 🇲🇽 Wish used to had this list 7 years ago :P hahahaha but be sure I’ll use it next time I get a car

    Claudio MacíasClaudio MacíasPrieš mėn
  • Hi i'm from Morocco you're really an expert and so cool

    Cours BahiaCours BahiaPrieš mėn
  • Do you need a PPI if you're going to go through that whole list you have?

    The2Coolest2The2Coolest2Prieš mėn
  • This cars are rubbish.....nobady wants them in UK and Europe...that's way they are soo cheap.....breaks all the time , electrics etc.

    gabriel neamtugabriel neamtuPrieš mėn
  • Ha! Chris are you in NJ? Is that a Rutgers magnet? Lol

    Carina CorreaCarina CorreaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I called the guy asked him if he’s selling the car still...he said what car. I got nervous and hung up bc chris skipped that cut scene

    funny8us2funny8us2Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Well most of the time people check private party value and not the trade in value because it makes more sense.

    TheDexa88TheDexa88Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Yes that is how you checked a car 7 year ago but since computers all changed, I have never seen a car on the roadside that as took my eye. My last three cars I have brought online, there is things one can do even before contacting the seller, there is the information the seller as give, you can check finance and most important book value. My last car I brought I still have a Vauxhall Astra Design car dealer value just over £3,000 private value just over £2,000 the car actual value was £2,295 from a car dealer so well withing the price range, you have to remember a dealer will be well up on the price of the car so there is a reason he as advertised it well below its value. Regristration number was there sometimes not so may have to ask when you contact the seller, with Reg you can get MOT history and full vahicle check even before contacting him, other information you can get is insurance so there is a lot you cab get even before contacting the seller. When you contact the seller you want as much information as possible, from my contact I want to be 80% sure before I go to see the car, it had 9 months MOT and I asked the seller if they would get l2month MOT, I think the seller was took back and at first said no, when I stopped contact he contacted me and said he would if I promised to buy it, never commit yourself to buy a car you haven't seen or tested, I said no but if the seller got a l2 month MOT then I would defently come and see it, he said what does he get out of it? I said as long as I am happy with car then I will not lower the price. He said for me to see it before he tested it, I said no because I feel he was trying to get out of testing it, he thought if I see the car I would knock the price down and take it then as I was coming 50 mile to look at it, eventually he did agree to test it. The good thing about a test you are bringing in someone else to test it, also if your stopped by the Police and car is danderous and its just had a test your in the clear. He tested it and it faied a broken suspension spring and side light out and one advisery tye near ileggal limit, so with the twelve month test I went to look and test it, when looking at it noticed tape on mirror, it had been bump at back passanger side becaue door wasn't stright and paint wasn't a perfect match and passanger door window wouldn't go up and down other wise car looked good, checked oils and looked at seat, never dod much safety checks because it had just been tested main thing was oil leaks and general mantainance of car, had full service history and car looked as it had been well looked after. Took car for test drive a little low on petrol so put a few pounds of petrol in, took it for a good drive around town and on the bypass vary solid smooth drive. When got back checked oil and fluid again and asked him for reg document and checked numbers to car all was good so decided to buy. Went into office while he sorted paper work out I got insured and dealer arranged tax, gave him the money all fine. Put new mirror on and got a repair kit for window, their was a fault with cylinder 2 fuel injecter so a furthe £200 and car was faultless. So for £2,495 got a car with value of £3,295 so saved £800, had car now two years accept service items which most peop;e would do when they buy a used car , all work I have done is exhaust a year and 3 month after byting the car. So yes there is a few ways to make sure your getting a good deal.

    Michael RowlandMichael RowlandPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks for sharing!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Went through your checklist on a car I was looking quickly realized that the car was a junker and not worth my time or money.

    James VeganJames VeganPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Can you please tell me how to do this in Australia?

    dayankkumarasinghedayankkumarasinghePrieš 2 mėnesius
    • @ChrisFix Thanks in advance bro!

      dayankkumarasinghedayankkumarasinghePrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks for the series idea!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I travel 1hr 10 mins everyday to get to work and 1hr 30 mins to get home finally I've saved enough to get a car but this is the difficult part for me

    Kesh HarryKesh HarryPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • most car salesmen in NY NJ CT MA dont allow any of this lmfao

    mujjumanmujjumanPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Ask if they're a smoker. If they are, coffee grounds gets the smell out, but your car will turn into a starbucks.

    Andrew HinesAndrew HinesPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • what should I do in this cases if I live in The Netherlands? I mean the sites from the links, and do you know a Dutch 'autotempest' ?

    MatrixMatrixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • dude hasd 10 mil and now he is on 6 mil! 0:02

    ZXC PlantzookaZXC PlantzookaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • What do you do when the vin comes back with a recall that hasn't been fixed? How do you bring that up in the conversation???

    Briana JuarezBriana JuarezPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • wHAT is the best cheapest car scanner??

    Lara GreeneLara GreenePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I’m trying to buy a car myself and found myself here again lol didn’t even search it up. I say this is a sign

    jamier hynsonjamier hynsonPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • I agree! Let me know how your car buying adventure goes!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • "don't think about buying a car today cuze 9 out of 10 u gonna be walking away." chrisfix wisdom

    Abdulrahman HegazyAbdulrahman HegazyPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • How do I get check list for buying a cheap used car?

    Victoria LemonsVictoria LemonsPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Video obviously made after he bought it. His name is on the front and back of the car while he is talking to the owner.

    SayyidilyasSayyidilyasPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • It costs 15k to 20k to buy this car in my country.

    Chanuka HerathChanuka HerathPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Interesting, thanks for sharing!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • hmm, the NADA calculator seems to be useless. it was unable to give a value for a 96 tacoma

    Welstiel wWelstiel wPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • The best new thing that I picked up on was not to mention the make of the car. If the guy says which one, hang up. There are things that did not give me a warm confident feeling. The owner does not know the correct year of the car? Immediate red flag! #2 was the $2999 - most average people would just list $3000. More than likely not a big deal. The 2 free VIN checks are good but they will not show odometer fraud. That car had low mileage for that year. Anyone can buy a tool for about $150 that will roll back the odometer in less than 2 minutes. Check out odometer fraud/rollback on YT.

    Esoteric ManEsoteric ManPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I want a mclaren 720s. How much money should i have for this to be a sensible purchase? Also is it ok to buy a car like that used?

    Divine NeosDivine NeosPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Jaguar is never a good deal.

    Domagoj MalenicaDomagoj MalenicaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • This is too much. Just give me a lease lol

    David PlontDavid PlontPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Is having recalls good or bad

    Melissa FrancineMelissa FrancinePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • The ultimate bargaining skill is your ability to walk away and mean it.

    Nana Kwame MensahNana Kwame MensahPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • 4:09 "Good idea to bring a fle...ASH light." Nice save

    EvanEvanPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Why do we need to know if it is dealer or not? Are dealers bad?

    Jorge Ignacio Cisneros SaldañaJorge Ignacio Cisneros SaldañaPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • What about rebuilt titles?? Can you do a video on that?

    Taynokao Point Du JourTaynokao Point Du JourPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Chris, great video! How do I get the checklist??

    SororDivalicousSororDivalicousPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Chris, I suggest also including CarFax's free odometer fraud check. I used it and get myself getting scammed. I already saw the mileage was wrong from the vincheck, but I confirmed it with the free odometer fraud check. Guy ghosted me when I called him out on it.

    The2Coolest2The2Coolest2Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • hey Chris, love your videos so far. I am learning a TON. I am in the market for a used car right now, and after watching these videos on what to do when buying a used car, I was wondering something: do I still need a mechanic to check out this car? I noticed at the end of this transaction on this Jaguar, you walked home with the car the same day. Everywhere I look I hear that I should "get a mechanic to check it out". Is this checklist you have the equivalent of having a mechanic check out the car? Thanks for anything!

    Trevor St. ClairTrevor St. ClairPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I brought the paper towel for this wap

    WilliamWilliamPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I went on NADA and KBB and I couldn’t find where I put in the information, like the year and the mileage

    J Ditsfights256J Ditsfights256Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • One suggestion I have for your checklist is to add "Drive Type (FWD, RWD, AWD, 4X4)"

    smirkingdevilsmirkingdevilPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Bring us scanner everybody erasing codes nowadays what should you do if you find the codes are erased Chris

    bill luziusbill luziusPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Hi Sir,, can you please show me the Chrisfix form so i can clearly read all the questions on the form.. plz show the form in the video.. hope to hear from you.. i like your video.. thanks.. Antoni

    MR. BLUEBOY14MR. BLUEBOY14Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • Sold cars for 15 yrs - this is all you need to know: Subaru. Honda. Toyota. That’s it. Look it up.

    Simple IowanSimple IowanPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I clicked on it for the next one and it wouldn’t come up. Bugger

    Soriana KhubaSoriana KhubaPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I know that yellow on that plate anywhere... Jersey shit

    Los DefinitelyLos DefinitelyPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • What about trying to get lower than the trade-in value?

    Not SantaNot SantaPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • So I tried to get to your checklist, but the link did not work. Is there another way to get to that checklist? Im currently looking at used cars and that would be a huge help.

    pyrobreaker13pyrobreaker13Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • Having issues with the checklist link, help plz

    Al EAl EPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • bought a car a week ago and told me car was never in an accident and it has clean title so i went to my insurance and they told me that they consider the car as a total loss because it was totaled but it still has clean title and im being charged the same as a salvage title for the insurance.

    Rodolfo SanchezRodolfo SanchezPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Excellent advice Chris! One exception. Don't bring the money. Not on your person or car. Meet later after the negotiation and after you see the title. Pay then!

    Frank ThompsonFrank ThompsonPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Wow that Mazda is a Ranger. My dad's Explo looks the same inside, same side mirrors and what not. Is it a V6? Or a 4 pot? The Explo is a 5.0, lots of fuel lol.

    Ricardo LandgraveRicardo LandgravePrieš 5 mėnesių
    • You are correct! It's the V6!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Should I still check using carfax after test drive?

    J D LJ D LPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Hi chris i have been interested in a 2015 Audi A3 1.6tdi with 180000km. Just wandering for some inspection tips and yeah price tips also. The car is cross state from where I live.

    Barnet LuoBarnet LuoPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • The checklist is not in the server, I'm not able to download it, do you have another link for it please?

    Mustafa MTAMustafa MTAPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • My father checked an bike's vin Code, and it said it is rolls-rolyce

    Cracked LvCracked LvPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Excellent video. I sold cars for about 10 years. One thing, I see a lot where I am now is scammers selling "salvage", "rebuilt" "scrap" cars without telling the buyer they have no value, can not be financed, And can not ever be covered by "full coverage" insurance.

    Keith SparlingKeith SparlingPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • Thanks for sharing!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Really wish you had videos this helpful for european market. It's really hard to find proper prices on used market here

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  • Chris - If the car was well loved by a family, and reasonably well maintained and checked off pretty much every box on your inspection sheet (minus a few slight scratches that don't bother me), how would you feel about a 2008 Honda Element that has 200k miles? too much?

    Tanner AgleTanner AglePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Hey Chris I can't seem to get the link to your checklist to work is there a new link? Thanks for all the help and videos bro!

    Dalton McKinnonDalton McKinnonPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • very poor quality, the car quickly rusts,the steering wheel vibrates at speed, this is a big understatement

    Ganibal GanibalGanibal GanibalPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Chris with the crazy amount of cars on sale for lower prices due to covid this video is a godsend! Thank you so much

    Jdm ZibbyJdm ZibbyPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Thank you so much for the videos and the checklists you made! I feel much more confident looking at used cars now. What a great tool your lists are so you should be proud of them! 😊 Again, thanks Chris!

    Sara HendrixSara HendrixPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • The call sounded very rehearsed

    Troy WhiteTroy WhitePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • My dad’s tried and true method is to get different dealerships really invested into what he’s looking for and then just say “no”. He helped me snag a 2018 Honda CR-V for $150 per month 😂

    Noot NootNoot NootPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • What if the private seller is selling multiple cars?

    Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Dont buy cars at night, sometimes the time the sellers or buyers would not even show-up at meeting place.

    Davoin Shower HandleDavoin Shower HandlePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Chris, I always CRINGE when someone uses the term "VIN NUMBER." The term is VIN. You are professional, yet made this mistake multiple times in one video.

    Rick ParkerRick ParkerPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • Thanks for sharing

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • The websites you listed, i tried to find the values of the car but the websites aren't directing me to the papers you have. Like for NADA and Kelley Blue book

    Peyton RowePeyton RowePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • So cheap. A Jaguar for $3k. Unbelievable

    Lynne JohnsonLynne JohnsonPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Any one notice the Chris fix plate

    Animation AttackAnimation AttackPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I tried to download the Car Inspection Checklist but was not available. Where can I get it? Thank you

    Dayron CrespoDayron CrespoPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Buy a new car and don't take it to some 15 year old hack working out of his drivway

  • Where have you been , Over your videos , haven't seen any in some time ???

    Tom RobardsTom RobardsPrieš 7 mėnesių
    • That was love not over

      Tom RobardsTom RobardsPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Will you please give me a free car. I live in Orlando,FL🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Elias RoyElias RoyPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • 1:54. Im watching this vid and i left off here so like or comment a random letter or something so u can remember i put this here lol

    Remy RocksRemy RocksPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Thanks Dad!

    Swaggy JonesSwaggy JonesPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • I was wondering what are the best floor jacks and jack stands out today?

    Jennie MetcalfJennie MetcalfPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Jag doesn't need any work?!? On the worst pieces of crap ever made. Comparable to rover, ford, chrysler, gm, etc.

    WolandWolandPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • you are amazing

    Pure Yoga TherapyPure Yoga TherapyPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • the videos of chrisfix are better than the other car videos, its entertaining and interactive, when you watch that, you just wanna get out and repair your car

    chaton rouxchaton rouxPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Hi CrissFix I'm trying to research information about recalls of a car that i want to buy but i write the VIN number and the page show me this: "An error occurred with your request. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. does not recognize your VIN." I have to worry about it? Cheers mate and thanks for your advices

    Nicolas FariasNicolas FariasPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • You make the most clear cut videos on LTworlds man! Keep up the good work.

    Thomas ShankingsThomas ShankingsPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • This video has come full circle now that you got your pops an even more badass car.

    Steven ReevesSteven ReevesPrieš 7 mėnesių