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Vince Vitrano: Not For Broadcast

USED CARS FOR SALE!

BEST AND WORST

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I used to drive such a clunker, Rawhide wouldn't take it. Seriously.

When I first came here as a reporter 8 years ago, I was still so poor I was driving my grandfather's old car. It was his sister's car before that. I liked it, but the thing wasn't exactly a luxury ride.

By 2002, my 1986 Buick could no longer pass emissions. My tags were expired, and I'm getting pulled over twice a week by Milwaukee police because I look suspicious in this hoopty.

Fearing I would get nothing for a trade in, I thought of Bart Starr and Rawhide Boys Ranch. I filled out a donation form online, and waited to hear back from them on where to take my car so I could give it away.

Turns out, even Bart Starr didn't want my ride. The note I received back read something like, "We're sorry. Your car cannot help the boys."

Great. Salvation Army took it in the end, but it got me to thinking about how used cars have changed. Vehicles are made so much better now, that buying used isn't a bad way to go. Of course, you're always nervous you'll pick up a lemon, so we're going to try to help out tomorrow on Live at Daybreak.

With the help of CNN.com and Consumer Reports, we'll be revealing the best and worst used car choices. We'll offer a few tips on buying used; reveal the best buys, and the ones you should avoid. We'll do it all morning on our show that starts at 5AM. See you then... if my alarm goes off.

emails: vvitrano@todaystmj4.com

 

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