The next time you're in the market for a new car, it's worth considering one that's only "new" to you.
More drivers are picking a used car for their new ride, with sales in the third quarter of 2016 up 3.3 percent year over year, according to Edmunds.com. The average used car value is up, too, to $19,232 — thanks to more almost-new cars on the market.
"Used is always, financially, the best thing to do," said Ron Montoya, senior consumer advice editor for Edmunds.com. "You're avoiding that steep depreciation that takes place on a new car."
What's a fair price? Don't expect an easy apples-to-apples price comparison.