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Unfortunately, the reality is we all have to compromise. However, there are ways we can come closer to that perfect vehicle than you would think. Doing a little homework can go a long way. Take a top down approach.
Find out which vehicle types are cheapest to insure in your area. Sedans, SUV's, trucks, coupes, etc.. You can call your local insurance agent for this information. Next, from this list, find out which car manufacturers have the best service history in this vehicle class. You can get these statistics from many different places on the internet. Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book are just two of these sites.
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Once you have narrowed down your list to a particular vehicle make and model, time to go shopping. This is a step where you can save a lot of time using the internet as well. Websites like Cargurus and Carsforsale are good places to start. These sites will help you get an idea of what prices are in your area and what year range fits your budget. Pick out a few vehicles that look promising.
Now that you have your short list, be sure to check out the dealer that has listed the vehicle. Read online reviews, look at their websites and visit their social media sites to see how their customer relationships really are. Finally, call the dealers to check on the vehicles you picked, make sure they are still available and make appointments to see them.
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