Protect yourself. Read these important car-buying tips before you sign!
“I saw a 2006 Ford advertised on Kijiji for $1,600 ‘as is’ or $1,900 certified, so I arranged to meet the seller. The car looked decent: no rust, no dents or scratches. It was comfortable and very clean inside.”- Anonymous, Toronto car buyer.
At first glance this car buyer, let’s call her Sheila, agreed to—what appeared to be— ‘a pretty good deal’ for an older, used vehicle. Unfortunately, after buying the car, Sheila learned that ‘a pretty good deal’ was ‘too good to be true.’
It’s your last chance to see the latest in automotive innovation and style all under one roof! With over 600,000 square feet of dazzling displays and engaging exhibits, the Canadian International AutoShow wraps up 6pm, Sunday, February 26 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Sending a “child” off to university or college can be traumatic – for the parents of course; the kid will be just fine. So to make it easier to keep ‘em coming home for more than just Thanksgiving and spring break, some parents will head out with their teens on an elusive hunt for a decent, but cheap, set of wheels. It’s worth noting decent and cheap can be difficult to find in peaceful coexistence in the automotive jungle.
Curbsiders are lying in wait in online marketplaces, ready to pounce on unsuspecting consumers. So if you’re purchasing a car in Ontario – Protect Yourself!
To mark Fraud Prevention Month, read OMVIC’s blog this week to learn about your car-buying rights and when they apply, and learn how to spot the telltale signs of a curbsider!
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