Finding a Car

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Where can I find a car to buy?

Finding a Car

Military folks are constantly on the move, going from one installation to another. Consequently, cars are often bought and sold at a rapid clip among the personnel on the installation. If you are looking to purchase a used car, you should know that your options are not limited to rummaging through the offerings of local car dealerships. Most military installations have spaces reserved for personnel to use to showcase their cars for sale. These areas are affectionately dubbed the Lemon Lots because they are chock full of cars which people need to sell in a hurry due to a PCS or impending deployment. Oftentimes, you can find a real deal if you periodically check the Lemon Lot, especially if someone is in a real hurry to sell the car. If you cannot find a suitable car at the Lemon Lot you should check the BX/PX/NEX, because most of them feature community boards which people can use to post advertisements for cars they are trying to sell. Don't discount the official newspaper of your military installation either, because some people will list their cars for sale in the paper and not feature them anywhere else. Once you find the car you would like to buy, be sure to have it checked out by a mechanic prior to making the purchase.

   

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