If you’ve found yourself in need of a vehicle since the pandemic started, you likely know that we’re in one of the worst times to buy, due in part to the chip shortage that’s taken the automotive industry out at the knees. As we’ve been emerging from the dark depths of the pandemic, pent-up demand for vehicles is driving customers to buy in greater numbers than ever before. Reeling from that perfect storm of parts shortages and unprecedented demand, the automotive market could stay upside down well into 2022.
Having said that, there’s plenty to look out for that will help you find a great set of wheels at a relatively reasonable price. As long as you approach your purchase with an open mind, willing to compromise, you’ll find that things aren’t as bad as they may seem.
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