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Old 09-12-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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Any recommendations?

Looking in Pinellas County or South Tampa.

Thanks!
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:18 AM
 
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tampa bay cars & trucks - all classifieds - craigslist
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:26 AM
 
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craigslist or the classifieds. Remember, a lot of older people don't use computers, so good deals can still be had in the newspaper classifieds.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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It depends how much of a car you want to buy. Craigs is great if you want a car for few gran or so. Otherwise, I don't trust somebody there to risk a lot of money.

For slighly used car (few years old or off lease) I really like autotrader. com because their search criteria is great and saves a lot of time. For example, some people just post and doesn't even tell you if it is manual or not and you would have to call to know that in some of these craigs list. Also, you can view the online carfax that most sellers put up at auto trader. I was shopping for one-owner used car and that was the best for me. I could filter by transmission, milage and how far from my zip code and so on and then right there I see the carfax report. Some of these craig list don't have this info so you think you found a great deal and then the carfax pops with an accident or it had 4 owners in the last six month (a no-no for me) and so on.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:28 AM
 
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Jimmy at Ocean Honda was wonderful to work with and treated us very well. You might give him a call and see what he can do for you.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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Stay away from Dealers. Goto www.carmax.com
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:52 PM
 
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Stay away from Dealers. Goto www.carmax.com
Carmax is a dealer. And what's worse, you can't haggle with them on the price. I can always get a dealer to come down in price some. Carmax has a 'take it or leave it' price policy. They would be my last resort when it comes to buying a car.

But i've always gotten the best deals by buying from private individuals.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:27 AM
 
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Carmax is the most expensive I found. For every car they list, I can find 10 that beat their price.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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Carmax is the most expensive I found. For every car they list, I can find 10 that beat their price.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:09 AM
 
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Been buying from Carmax since 1993. Never a problem, yes you pay about 10% more than you would for a car at a dealer's used car lot, but they dont sell cars with frame, fire or water damage, they offer a 5 day unconditional money back guarantee and they give you blue book on any trade, more if it is one of their cars that you are trading. Consumer Reports says Carmax is the best place in the US to buy a used car...

good luck
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