Hello fellow expats, I am planning to buy an old car in Korea. I have already gone through many forums and blogs that are available online. As most of them are kinda few years old, I am posting it here and expecting tons of replies that can be helpful.
First and foremost, there are tons of korean online websites to buy used cars most notably are ~ http://www.encar.com/index.do
I wanna know if somene has any experience of buying a car from any of these above mentioned websites and which one would you suggest is better? I have been reading a lot of critcism about the last two websites which are advertising constantly on craigslist that they try to rip off the foreigners.
The second thing I would be interested in knowing is that I wanna buy a real inexpensive one, let's say between $1000-$1500. Does anyone else has bought the one in the same price range as most of my Korean friends are telling me to avoid buying such a cheap one since I am here for a real short time, I don't wanna invest more...again A BIG CONFUSION.. If someone has bought a car around this amount, kindly share which one would be better to buy: a small car such as matiz or long one's such as leganza, sonata, avante etc.
Another thing I am interested to know is which brand is better to buy in case of repairs and does the old car asks for lot of repairs & services regularly? I think there are mainly 3 choices: Hyundai, Kia & GM Daewoo.
Lastly apart from the price of the car, how much more money will it cost me to do insurance, paper work and other necessary formalities here in Korea?
ANY OTHER COMMENTS/FEEDBACKS WOULD BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED!