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The Federal Citizen Information Center is a treasure trove of helpful, free resources for consumers. For example, you can download a free, 10-page PDF called "Finding the Best Used Car."
Published by the National Highway Transporations Safety Authority, the guide covers what to look for on the test drive, warning signs of hidden damage, and how to verify the car's history. You can also order a hard copy of the report for $1.00.