The old-school car dealership you’re shopping for can be surprisingly hard to find.
In fact, it may not be the car you’re looking for at all.
The most common cars you’ll find at an old car dealership are the same ones that were on sale 20 years ago, according to a new report.
These are the cars that aren’t available anymore and, at the very least, are worth a look, experts say.
“When you have a product that’s going through a transformation over time, they tend to be the ones that are at the end of their lives,” said Mark Bostrom, a research fellow at Oxford University.
“There’s a tendency to assume that if you’re going to do something it’s going to be done right.”
And this is often true of old cars.
Bostram, who has been studying how old cars have changed over time for the past 15 years, said that even the older cars he studies are more often still around than the newer ones.
For example, the Volkswagen Beetle, a classic model that is still a favorite of many people, is often more expensive than newer versions of the same car.
“If you’re buying a brand new Beetle, it’s likely that it’s a brand-new Beetle and it’s probably a very good car,” Bostam said.
The average price for a car in the U.S. is now more than $1 million, according the National Automobile Dealers Association.
But Bostrum said that the average price of an old-world classic car, like the Chevy Nova, is less than $400,000.
And that’s not counting the prices of newer vehicles, like Ford Mustang or Ford Fusion, which are sometimes less expensive than their new-world counterparts.
“They’re the ones with all the bells and whistles, the old-timey stuff, but you don’t necessarily want to buy them,” Bose said.
“It’s not really a good place to buy a brand spanking new car.”
So if you can’t find the car that you’re searching for, try buying the one that is the closest to its current condition, or a similar car, that has not been touched since its last sale.
If the seller is the type of person who will sell you a car that’s in terrible shape, you might want to check out a restoration or refurbishment instead, experts said.
If you can find a good deal, you can also consider an investment vehicle.
“The reason that people tend to spend money on an investment car is because they see the value of the car,” said Jim McBride, a former senior vice president of global automotive sales for the National Auto Dealers Assn.
in the 1980s.
“But if the car is old, it might be worth a bit more.”
Bostom said that most of the old cars he buys at car shows and auction houses are “very good to excellent” and that he typically buys the best-value ones, like those with the most miles on them.
For his latest research, Bose looked at over 3,000 vehicles from the past 20 years and found that a great deal of them are still available in good condition.
But the vehicles can often be in bad shape.
For instance, in his most recent study, he said that in 2017, there were a total of 5,000 vintage vehicles that were considered to be “poorly used.”
But the majority of these vehicles were in very poor condition, Bostoms report found.
“These are vehicles that are not necessarily in great shape,” he said.
This is because a good part of the engine and suspension are missing, or the vehicle has just been sitting there for a long time.
“So, the vehicle is not being used as it should be,” he explained.
“This is a vehicle that was sold for a few hundred bucks in good shape, and the last owner who bought it is in very bad shape.”
The average mileage on an old vehicle can range from about 5,600 miles to more than 30,000 miles.
In some cases, Bondams findings were a little surprising, as he found that the oldest vehicles tended to have a higher average mileage than the newest ones.
“I found a lot of older cars with a lot less mileage than newer ones,” he told The Verge.
“My guess is that a lot more people are still buying older cars.”
Bose also found that some older vehicles had a high percentage of “very poor condition” — that is, they had just been used by people who don’t understand how to properly care for them.
In 2017, over 70 percent of the vehicles he examined had “very bad condition,” meaning that they were either “unworthy of the care that they have received” or they had “a history of use.” Bopos