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What are some tips for buying a used car from out of state from a private seller?

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Some Questions should be asked when buying a Used Car from a private seller like :

How many miles are on the odometer?

Why are you selling the car?

How would you describe your used car's condition?

Who was this vehicle bought from?

Where was this car bought?

What kind of oil do you use in the car?

What are you willing to sell the car for?

How long of a test drive can i take?

Are you willing to let me get this inspected independently?

What's the last used car you sold?

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