When looking at cars for sale there are a number of steps to follow. The first is deciding how much you want to pay for it along with your overall budget. If you have a car to trade in or sell, you need to find out how much it is worth. If you can sell it privately then you are likely to get more for it than trading it in at a dealer, though the former takes considerably more effort. You can get an idea of its value by looking online at the prices of cars in similar condition to yours.