Top 10 tips for first-time car buyers

POSTED: 1:53 PM Jan 23 2012   UPDATED: 3:09 PM Jan 23 2012

If you're shopping for your first car, here are a few tips from Kelley Blue Book on what to buy, how to buy it and where to buy it.

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"This figure is generally based on what you can afford per month. The ideal is to pay cash, but in most instances when considering a new (or just newer) car, the nature of the transaction price often requires the leverage of financing."

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