What are some good tips for a first-time car buyer?

I'm 18 and moving out of my parents' place to attend college. I want to buy a car that I can take with me for a reasonable price. What tips do you have for a first-time car buyer?

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“Before buying a car, you should do your research. A car, even if it’s a more affordable model, is a big investment. Therefore, you should have a down payment saved up and a budget planned, and you should always shop around for financing before looking for the right car.
Also, don’t be scared to try to negotiate with the salesperson, don’t buy the first car that catches your eye, and be open to buying a used car. “
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Johnny Puckett
Answered on Apr 08, 2021
Johnny Puckett is a freelance writer and automotive expert. He has contributed content to a number of some of the largest online publications, aftermarket automotive manufacturers’ sites, and automotive informational sites. His experience in the automotive and information fields informs his writing at Jerry. His automotive interests bleed into his free time, where he enjoys modifying his favorite cars and woodworking.
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