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Angie's Answers

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Personally, I would never spend the money on a new car, regardless of any incentives offered.  Nor would I ever buy a used car from an individual.  You never know what is under the hood...

I would find a reputable dealership and look for a certified pre-owned vehicle that has a clear carfax report, and a make/model that is highly rated by Consumers Report or another reputable source.  I'm going thru that process right now. I'm taking my time until the right vehicle comes up for sale thru a dealership I trust.   

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For donation options, here is a link to a prior response -

http://answers.angieslist.com/were-place-donate-car-q27711.aspx

For sale, here is another answer I previously gave to same type question -

http://answers.angieslist.com/how-sell-damaged-auto-q57349.aspx

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Sounds like your biggest problem will be narrowing your list to a limited number of models, and deciding what brand names you are willing to consider to narrow the field.

You can search for websites blogging complaints for each model you are considering to see how they rate with users, and you can also go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at     www.nhtsa.gov     to see how many recalls there have been on a specific model and year.

Most dealers these days have websites with their listed prices for new and used cars that you can browse to get an idea of available listed prices.

I would also recommend that you check out the used car values (free) for models you might be interested in on    www.edmunds.com    and on Kelley Blue Book  -  www.kbb.com

Those 2 sources will give you a lot of negotiating power, because they list what the dealer pays the manufacturer on new cars, shows what people have been paying for each vehicle model and model year, and shows used valuations also. There are undoubtedly other such sources also - these are just the ones I have used and seem to be the best known.

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Car Dealerships in Dayville, CT

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A-1 AUTO CTR LLC

184 FLANDERS RD
Niantic

ALTERED IMAGE CUSTOMS

731 NORWICH RD
Plainfield

Auto Transporters Online

25108 Marguerite PKWY, Ste A-353

Bob Valenti Auto Mall

72 Jerry Brown Rd
Mystic

Brustolon Buick GMC Truck

47 Stonington Westerly Rd
Mystic

CARGILL CHEVROLET CO

23 LIVERY ST
Putnam

CARRIAGE HOUSE OF NEW LONDON

488 Colman St
New London

Central Auto Group

98 Lathrop Rd
Plainfield

Dean's Auto Recycling

42 Bloomingdale Rd Rear
Quaker Hill

DON MALLON CADILLAC

774 W THAMES ST
Norwich

East Coast Auto Parts

14 River Street
Bridgeport

East Coast Auto Sales

659 Voluntown Road
Griswold

Elite Auto Repair

1587 Post Rd

Grossman Nissan

295 Middlesex Turnpike
Old Saybrook

hadleys garage

107 main st

Import Auto

805 Stonington Rd
Stonington

Inline Autoworks

4 Sessa Lane
Niantic

Interstate Auto Sales & Service LLC

53 Taftville-Occum Rd.
Norwich

Jon Lorensens Westbrook Honda

One Flat Rock Place
Westbrook

LeBlanc's Auto LLC

1592 Route 12
Gales Ferry

Ledyard Auto

1504 Route 12
Gales Ferry

LEDYARD AUTO BODY

884 LONG COVE RD or 1504 Route 12
Gales Ferry

LONGMEADOW AUTOMOTIVE

92 GARY SCHOOL RD
Pomfret Center

MARVEL AUTO BODY

56 CLINTON AVE
Norwich

Precision Motors Inc.

2400 GOLD STAR HWY
Mystic

PUTNAM FORD INC

3 PARK RD
Putnam

Reynolds Subaru

268 Hamburg Rd
Lyme

Rich's Service Center, LLC

84 POQUONNOCK RD
Groton

Shore Auto Lease Inc

1913 Atlantic Ave

Swift Performance Automotive

251 W Thames St
Norwich

T J Motors

308 Broad St
New London

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