The money you spend in the process of purchasing a car is not only the vehicle price. Side costs are believed to constitute up to 10% of the car value. Let’s analyze it closely.
The time spent on searching the Internet and talking to dealers is 7-14 days, say 2-3 hours a day. A total of 14 to 42 hours.
Let’s say you earn 20zł/h.
Your search time is worth from 280 to 480 zł.
Buyers can drive up to 400 km to see a car. That means 200-300 zł per trip. Every stop on route means getting a coffee or dinner which means more money.
It never ends with just one; several trips is a standard thing.
Let’s say you’re lucky and you find a decent car on your third trip.
Paintwork meter is a must
The cost of this necessary tool is 450-700 zł. Use tools with a probe to make the test credible.
Diagnostic computer to find all the errors
That would be 600-900 zł.
A visit to a diagnostic professional
That’ll help you check how much money is needed to buy a used car. On average such a visit means about 50 zł.
Verifying the car’s history by the VIN number
The minimum amount you have to pay before buying the car is 1914 zł and you don’t get any guarantee that it’ll work.
If you want to buy a car for 20-30k, it represents about 10% of the price.