Contrary to popular belief, used vehicles can look and run just as good as new vehicles as long as the previous owner kept them garaged and in good repair. If you can save $5,000 or more on the cost of a vehicle by buying used, then it is well worth it in most cases. When you visit the used car dealership, make sure they can verify that the car has never been in any sort of accident. This is really important, because you don’t want to buy a car that has hidden damage that could end up costing you a lot of money to fix. Most car dealerships will be able to request a Car Fax report if you require it and this report will indicate whether or not the car has ever been wrecked.