Im struggling trying to find out which car to buy: My husband's fully loaded 2007 Ford Explorer XLT (50/k miles) for $15,100 or buy a 2002 BMW 525i with 60,000 miles for $12,500. Since I only drive 3,800 miles a year, I also have considered the Toyota Sequoia (2002 for 12,500) since they are dealing right now on those.
To decide which make and model to buy, it's always a good idea to start out by figuring out what your wants and needs for the vehicle is. As you narrow it down to a couple (as you have) I would suggest you test drive each one to see what is more comfortable and has good visibility for you.
Once you find a vehicle you think is "the one" then you need to have a thorough used car inspection service by a professional auto technician. I have seen $14,000 vehicles that looked just beautiful, but once inspected, we told our client to "run away" from the deal. Know what you're buying before you spend any money.
All My Best,
〉 Answered on Jun 6th, 2008 by Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd