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Buying a Used Car

Two- and three-year-old used vehicles are often the best values. Not only is the price lower than a comparable new car’s, but continuing ownership expenses such as collision insurance and taxes are lower, and a two- or three-year-old used vehicle has already taken its biggest depreciation hit.

Most parents look for the best used car when shopping for their teen to save money, but although you may need to make compromises to stay within budget, don’t skimp on safety. Make sure the vehicle you buy has advanced safety features such as electronic stability control (ESC) and curtain airbags, as well as good crash-test results.

Buying a used car doesn’t have to be a compromise. It can be an opportunity to own a more substantial make and model you may not be able to afford on the new-car market. The median price paid for a recent-model used car—one built since 2011—is $18,000 when purchased from a used-car dealer and $21,000…