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Title:
Best buys in used cars
Author:
Mateja, Jim.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago : Bonus Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xv, 238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781566251716
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Auto expert Mateja provides almost foolproof guidelines for a used car purchase as he brings his buying tips up to date to include the most recent batch of used vehicles.


Author Notes

Jim Mateja is the auto editor at the Chicago Tribune. His weekly column appears in nearly 200 newspapers.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Why Used? A Matter of Recordp. 1
Availability and Pricing: Upsizing the Downsizedp. 12
Coupe or Convertible? Defining the Car You Needp. 20
Teenagers and Cars: What Every Parent Should Knowp. 25
Cars to Look for, Part 1: Sales Leadersp. 29
Cars to Look Out for, Part 1: The Three R'sp. 38
Cars to Look Out for, Part 2: Floods, Fleets and Graysp. 44
Cars to Look Out for, Part 3: Lemon Tartsp. 48
Cars to Look for, Part 2: Cream Puffsp. 57
Where to Look: Friends, Fleas and Dealersp. 62
Regulations: Some New Rules of the Gamep. 67
The Inspection, Part 1: The Once Over and Once Underp. 74
The Inspection, Part 2: Emissions Controlp. 89
Bringing in the Pros: Your Mechanic and Your Insurance Agentp. 93
The Test Drive: A Learning Experiencep. 98

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