Q. I am in the market for a six to eight year old Honda CR-V for my son to take to college in Vermont. Am I correct in believing that buying this car from a Honda dealer is a safer bet for a better quality car than buying from a neighborhood used car dealer?
A. Many times, the local used car lot and dealers all buy vehicles from the same place, a used car auction. The advantage of a new car dealer is that they may get a low mileage trade in from a previous customer and this could be a better car. When buying any six to eight year old used car, my advice is that no matter where purchased, have a used car inspection performed by a reputable shop before buying the vehicle.