Is a beater car worth buying?
"I’ve found a beater car that’s selling for $995, which seems like an amazing deal. But is this too good to be true? Is it ever worth buying a beater?
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Answered on Apr 13, 2021
“It really depends on the car itself and the availability and cost of replacement parts. Certain cars are made with parts that are readily available and very inexpensive. If you are mechanically inclined, it is very possible that a beater car could last a long time with minimal additional costs.
However, it is very important that you do your research on the make and model before you decide to buy. What you don’t want to do is buy it just because it’s a good deal, only to find out that it needs a new $2,000 engine, $1,000 transmission, and $500 worth of small parts. “
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