The first thing on the agenda for a lot of newcomers to this city is buying a car, and most of the time, people want to buy a pre-owned or used vehicle.
Often times, these people make the mistake of going to auto dealers or car auctions to purchase their ride....BAD idea!
Your best bet - if you're looking to buy a used car in Calgary - is to check out Craigslist and Kijiji. Often times, you can find good cars for great prices on these two sites.
There are a lot of folks who are moving who just want to sell their automobiles as soon as possible. Some of them also post ads for their vehciles on the Calgary Herald & Calgary Sun websites
Also, there are people who cannot afford their car payments so they try to sell them without thinking about making a profit. It's also much easier to negotiate with individuals than it is with car dealers.
Just make sure you do your research before buying, because the chances of getting ripped off is higher. But if you know what to look for and how to ask the right questions, you'l be safe.
Here are some articles to prepare you before buying a used car or truck.
Used Car Buying Tips
Negotiating Tips for buying a car