Coworker/Friend's not so good practice with used car buying
I'll give an example. Two months ago, they were looking to buy a used car for his wife, as they were moving to Burlington, and she needed a car. They looked at some cars via a private sale, and a used car dealership. I told him to do his due diligence, such as:
1)research on the make/model, to see if there's any known problems/recalls/tsbs
2) find a good price, cross shop
3) Get it inspected by a mechanic that he knows, or one that I had recommended - iGarage
Lo and behold, he didn't end up doing that, and plunged on a Honda Accord from a used car dealership, which I have never heard of, nor could find any reviews. It could be a) he listed to his wife or b) was in a rush. I told him not to rush into things such as this, as buying a car is something not done in a day's time, especially a used car. If he had done prior research, etc, then maybe sure.
Any how, fast forward to today. He's now looking to buy a used car for his brother in law/father in law, as they are moving to London from North York. So they would need something, and again I gave him the same advice, and told him to take it with a grain of salt. He told me he's looking to buy something within a day or two.
There is only so much I can do haha. Ugh... *face palm*. You try to help someone you know, and they don't take advice. I told him, he's better buying a used car from an actual manufacturer dealership vs the average Joe used car dealership.
Has anyone else ever run into the same scenario?