I'm currently in the process of getting a second car and boy is it a pain. Mostly using Craigslist to find the right one. Between people trying to pawn off pieces of junk, scammers, and over-priced dealership "deals" it's got me going nuts. I'm on a budget and I'm looking for a low mileage, known-to-be-reliable car.
I came across one that seemed like the perfect fit and I was going to drive down to see it tonight. It was listed with a salvage title (which I can deal with if it's been fully and properly repaired). I carfaxed it and it turns out that after the original owner and before the current owner, it went through mechanical repairs where the odometer was dialed back by a good 60K miles. I'm just glad I caught that.
Anyone have tips, ideas, experiences, suggestions. The let-down after what seems good deals just rips my heart out.