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 When buying your first car there are many different things to keep in mind. The first thing to decide is if you want a new car or a used car. By getting a new car the price will be exceedingly higher than that of a used car. However, you will not have to worry about the treatment of the car from a previous owner. This is both a blessing and a curse because although the car will be more expensive, it also gives you the ability to keep the car throughout the duration of its life. Straight out owning a car is more important to some people than paying a lower price.

One the other end of the spectrum, owning a used car isn’t as bad as some people think. Used cars that have been taken care of are often easy to come by. When looking for a car, you can often tell the condition of a car just by looking at the owner. If the owner comes off with a great first impression and looks as if he or she is a cleanly person, then it can often be deducted that the car will be in great condition. You can easily tell by looking on the outside if the car is good or not, however, the only way to tell from the inside is opening the engine or hiring a mechanic. The mechanic will be able to tell you if the car is worth the price and if the engine is intact.

This Financial Services article was written by Colby Almond on 4/24/2010