How To Buy A Car At Auction

7. Don’t Let the Superficial Scare You… if You’re at a Government Auction

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At government auctions, weathered paint may cover a mechanically sound Crown Victoria. A small dent in the tailgate of a Chevrolet Silverado may just be a parking lot thump, not signs of misuse. At public auctions, however, those may mean the car is such a basket case that no one thought it was even worth the effort to try and fool people.

8. Don’t Believe Everything You See

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Bondo, polish and touchup paint are cheap. Particularly at public auctions, assume every vehicle there has been rubbed on to the point that there’s a reality distortion field surrounding it. Nothing is as good as it looks