Acquiring a vehicle can be intimidating, especially if you've never bought one before. There are several steps you can take to prepare yourself and your savings account for this large purchase. Doing your homework now can prevent future headaches.

Your 1st step should always be to reflect on what you'll want on your checklist. Make a list of all the important things you want from a vehicle, as well as all the important things it needs to do. A soccer mom may need extra seating for carpooling and great deals of room for sports equipment, while a bachelor or bachelorette might enjoy a smaller sportscar for zipping around town and easily parking in tight spaces.

While your budget is essential, so is your credit. If you plan on taking a loan when you start visiting used car dealers, your credit score will contribute in what you can afford. If your credit is good, the bank may want to work with you to lower your interest rate. If your credit is bad, the APR may be higher. Many of the larger used car dealers work hand-in-hand with banks to ensure they can assist people, regardless of their credit score, in obtaining the most effective possible loan rate and payment plan. Obviously, you may independently obtain your own financing before making an offer on a car. The choice is yours.

Edelbrock 2701 Sbc Performer Eps Aluminum Intake Small Block Chevy 305 327 350
Edelbrock 2701 Sbc Performer Eps Aluminum Intake Small Block Chevy 305 327 350
148.95
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Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 327 307 Aluminum Intake Dual Plane Polished 68-95 V8
Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 327 307 Aluminum Intake Dual Plane Polished 68-95 V8
179.99
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Sbc Small Block Chevy Vortec Air Gap Aluminum Intake Manifold 350 Satin
Sbc Small Block Chevy Vortec Air Gap Aluminum Intake Manifold 350 Satin
195.99
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Sbc Chevy 350 400 Polished Dual Plane Air Gap Aluminum High Rise Intake Manifold
Sbc Chevy 350 400 Polished Dual Plane Air Gap Aluminum High Rise Intake Manifold
199.99
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1955-1986 Sbc Chevy Aluminum Performer Dual Plane Rpm Intake 350 400
1955-1986 Sbc Chevy Aluminum Performer Dual Plane Rpm Intake 350 400
128.98
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Deepmotor Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 400 Intake Manifold Dual Plane
Deepmotor Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 400 Intake Manifold Dual Plane
129.99
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Small Block Chevy Sbc Vortec Dual Plane 350 383 327 Intake Manifold 1500-6500
Small Block Chevy Sbc Vortec Dual Plane 350 383 327 Intake Manifold 1500-6500
125.99
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55-95 Small Block Chevy Dual Plane Aluminum Intake Air Gap Satin 305 350 383 400
55-95 Small Block Chevy Dual Plane Aluminum Intake Air Gap Satin 305 350 383 400
184.98
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Deepmotor Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 400 Aluminum Intake Manifold Dual Plane
Deepmotor Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 400 Aluminum Intake Manifold Dual Plane
129.99
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Sbc Small Block For Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Dual Plane 350 383 1997-up
Sbc Small Block For Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Dual Plane 350 383 1997-up
133.00
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For 96 To 02 Chevy Sbc Small Block 5.0l 5.7l Vortec Intake Manifold 350 383 327
For 96 To 02 Chevy Sbc Small Block 5.0l 5.7l Vortec Intake Manifold 350 383 327
136.88
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Sb Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Spread Bore Idle-5500 Sbc 55-95 305 327 350 V8
Sb Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Spread Bore Idle-5500 Sbc 55-95 305 327 350 V8
139.95
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Weiand Action Plus 8004 Intake Manifold 283 307 350 383
Weiand Action Plus 8004 Intake Manifold 283 307 350 383
110.00
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01 Thru 03 F-150 F-250 F-350 Oem Genuine Ford Intake Manifold 5.4l
01 Thru 03 F-150 F-250 F-350 Oem Genuine Ford Intake Manifold 5.4l
229.95
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Edelbrock 7501 Performer Rpm Air-gap Small Block Chevy Sbc 350 Intake Manifold
Edelbrock 7501 Performer Rpm Air-gap Small Block Chevy Sbc 350 Intake Manifold
286.95
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Vortec Intake Lower 5.7l350 5.0l305 96-00 Chevygmc 1500 2500 3500 Pickups
Vortec Intake Lower 5.7l350 5.0l305 96-00 Chevygmc 1500 2500 3500 Pickups
179.95
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Sbc Small Block Chevy Black Vortec Air Gap Aluminum Intake Manifold 350 400
Sbc Small Block Chevy Black Vortec Air Gap Aluminum Intake Manifold 350 400
200.00
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Speedway Small Block Chevy Sbc 305 327 350 400 Aluminum Intake Manifold Satin
Speedway Small Block Chevy Sbc 305 327 350 400 Aluminum Intake Manifold Satin
139.99
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Vortec Intake Lower 5.7l350 5.0l305 96-00 Chevygmc 1500 2500 3500 Pickups
Vortec Intake Lower 5.7l350 5.0l305 96-00 Chevygmc 1500 2500 3500 Pickups
129.99
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Upper Intake Manifold W Gaskets For Ford F150-f350 E150-e450 Expedition 5.4l V8
Upper Intake Manifold W Gaskets For Ford F150-f350 E150-e450 Expedition 5.4l V8
103.99
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Holley Street Dominator Intake Manifold - Sbc Chevy Small Block 283-327-350
Holley Street Dominator Intake Manifold - Sbc Chevy Small Block 283-327-350
74.99
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Engine Intake Manifold Assembly For Mercedes-benz C230 E350 C280 R350 Ml350
Engine Intake Manifold Assembly For Mercedes-benz C230 E350 C280 R350 Ml350
175.69
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Intake Manifold For Ford F150 F250 F350 E150 E250 E350 E450 Expedition 5.4l V8
Intake Manifold For Ford F150 F250 F350 E150 E250 E350 E450 Expedition 5.4l V8
103.69
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Small Block Chevy Sbc Intake Manifold Bolts Kit - Hex Stainless 283 327 350 400
Small Block Chevy Sbc Intake Manifold Bolts Kit - Hex Stainless 283 327 350 400
11.95
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Red Cold Air Intake Kit Fit 2006-2011 Lexus Is250 2.5l Is350 3.5l Engine
Red Cold Air Intake Kit Fit 2006-2011 Lexus Is250 2.5l Is350 3.5l Engine
98.98
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Cold Air Intake Kit For 03-07 Ford F-250 F-350 Excursion 6.0l Powerstroke Diese
Cold Air Intake Kit For 03-07 Ford F-250 F-350 Excursion 6.0l Powerstroke Diese
79.95
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Chevrolet Gm Gmc 305 350 5.0l 5.7l Tbi Intake Manifold Genuine Oem
Chevrolet Gm Gmc 305 350 5.0l 5.7l Tbi Intake Manifold Genuine Oem
100.95
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Chevy Sbc 350 Intake Manifold Gasket Set 1205 2.09 X1.28 X0.060
Chevy Sbc 350 Intake Manifold Gasket Set 1205 2.09 X1.28 X0.060
8.50
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Genuine Lexus 06-13 Is250 Is350 Oem F-sport Trd Cold Air Intake Tube Ptr03-53083
Genuine Lexus 06-13 Is250 Is350 Oem F-sport Trd Cold Air Intake Tube Ptr03-53083
154.66
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1955-86 Small Block Chevy 327 350 383 Intake Manifold Satin Bpe-4023
1955-86 Small Block Chevy 327 350 383 Intake Manifold Satin Bpe-4023
159.99
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Edelbrock 2101 Sbc Small Block Chevy Performer Aluminum Intake Manifold 350
Edelbrock 2101 Sbc Small Block Chevy Performer Aluminum Intake Manifold 350
179.50
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Small Block Chevy Sbc Vortec Dual Plane 350 383 Intake Manifold 1996-up Black
Small Block Chevy Sbc Vortec Dual Plane 350 383 Intake Manifold 1996-up Black
155.99
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Deepmotor Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 400 Intake Manifold Dual Plane Black
Deepmotor Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 400 Intake Manifold Dual Plane Black
149.99
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Sbc Small Block Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Vortec Dual Plane 350383 1997-up
Sbc Small Block Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Vortec Dual Plane 350383 1997-up
135.89
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Small Block Chevy Satin Cast Aluminum Intake Manifold Dual Plane 350 400 1955-95
Small Block Chevy Satin Cast Aluminum Intake Manifold Dual Plane 350 400 1955-95
134.90
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Sbc Small Block Chevy 4 Barrell Aluminum Intake Open Plenum Design 350383
Sbc Small Block Chevy 4 Barrell Aluminum Intake Open Plenum Design 350383
199.99
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Speedway Small Block Chevy Sbc 350 Hi-rise Intake Manifold Polished Aluminum
Speedway Small Block Chevy Sbc 350 Hi-rise Intake Manifold Polished Aluminum
169.99
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Prof Hurricane Intake Manifold Chevy Sbc 283 327 350 Fits Stock Heads 52031
Prof Hurricane Intake Manifold Chevy Sbc 283 327 350 Fits Stock Heads 52031
209.99
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Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 Polished Dual Plane Rpm Aluminum Intake Manifold
Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 Polished Dual Plane Rpm Aluminum Intake Manifold
189.99
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Blue Fabricated Aluminum Intake Manifold Hi Rise Chevy Sbc 327 350 383 400 Blem
Blue Fabricated Aluminum Intake Manifold Hi Rise Chevy Sbc 327 350 383 400 Blem
411.99
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Edelbrock 7501 Aluminum Intake Small Block Chevy Sbc Rpm Air-gap 327 350 383
Edelbrock 7501 Aluminum Intake Small Block Chevy Sbc Rpm Air-gap 327 350 383
272.60
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Vintage Edelbrock Torker Sbc Single Plane Intake Manifold 283 327 350 383 400
Vintage Edelbrock Torker Sbc Single Plane Intake Manifold 283 327 350 383 400
100.00
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Sbc 350 Chevy Edelbrock 2101 Intake Manifold W Gaskets Bolts Pro-pack
Sbc 350 Chevy Edelbrock 2101 Intake Manifold W Gaskets Bolts Pro-pack
240.82
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Edelbrock Sbc Gm Chevy 350 Aluminum Intake Manifold 2040 With Gaskets And Bolts
Edelbrock Sbc Gm Chevy 350 Aluminum Intake Manifold 2040 With Gaskets And Bolts
188.95
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1957-1986 Sbc 350 Tall High Rise Intake Manifold 3000-7500rpm Black Single Plain
1957-1986 Sbc 350 Tall High Rise Intake Manifold 3000-7500rpm Black Single Plain
229.99
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Small Block Chevy 6pt. Intake Manifold Bolt Kit Chrome 283327350383400 9829
Small Block Chevy 6pt. Intake Manifold Bolt Kit Chrome 283327350383400 9829
11.99
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Sb Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Square Bore Sbc 55-86 305 327 350 V8 Polished
Sb Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Square Bore Sbc 55-86 305 327 350 V8 Polished
195.99
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Sb Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Spread Bore Sbc 55-86 305 327 350 V8 Polished
Sb Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Spread Bore Sbc 55-86 305 327 350 V8 Polished
179.95
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Edelbrock 3704 Performer Intake Manifold 1987-95 Chevy 305350 W Factory Tbi
Edelbrock 3704 Performer Intake Manifold 1987-95 Chevy 305350 W Factory Tbi
386.95
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Small Block Chevy 327 350 383 Vortec Intake Manifold Polished Bpe-4004p
Small Block Chevy 327 350 383 Vortec Intake Manifold Polished Bpe-4004p
199.99
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Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold 2104 Chevy Sbc Fits 87-95 350 Tbi Heads
Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold 2104 Chevy Sbc Fits 87-95 350 Tbi Heads
256.95
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55-86 Sbc Chevy Black Aluminum Dual Plane Air Gap Intake 305 327 350 400
55-86 Sbc Chevy Black Aluminum Dual Plane Air Gap Intake 305 327 350 400
209.99
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1957-1986 Sbc 350 Tall High Rise Intake Manifold 3000-7500rpm Black Bpe-4007b
1957-1986 Sbc 350 Tall High Rise Intake Manifold 3000-7500rpm Black Bpe-4007b
229.99
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Edelbrock Intake Manifold Sbc 327 350 400 2101 Dual Plane Chevy Chevelle Nova
Edelbrock Intake Manifold Sbc 327 350 400 2101 Dual Plane Chevy Chevelle Nova
99.99
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1957-1995 Small Block Chevy 350 Holeshot Intake Manifold Satin Bpe-4001
1957-1995 Small Block Chevy 350 Holeshot Intake Manifold Satin Bpe-4001
157.89
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Brodix Dual Plane Intake Manifold Hp1 Chevy Sbc 283 327 350 Fits Stock Heads
Brodix Dual Plane Intake Manifold Hp1 Chevy Sbc 283 327 350 Fits Stock Heads
223.99
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1959-95 Small Block Chevy 327 350 383 Intake Manifold Satin Bpe-4005
1959-95 Small Block Chevy 327 350 383 Intake Manifold Satin Bpe-4005
199.99
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Edelbrock Streetmaster Aluminum Intake Manifold 3225 Sbc Chevy 283 327 350 400
Edelbrock Streetmaster Aluminum Intake Manifold 3225 Sbc Chevy 283 327 350 400
120.00
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Edelbrock Super Victor Intake Manold Chevy S283 327 350 Fits Vortec Heads 2913
Edelbrock Super Victor Intake Manold Chevy S283 327 350 Fits Vortec Heads 2913
374.95
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Edelbrock Performer 2101 Small Block Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold 327 350
Edelbrock Performer 2101 Small Block Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold 327 350
130.00
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Edelbrock 2116 Performer Aluminum Intake Fits Vortec 350 Sbc Chevy Dual Plane
Edelbrock 2116 Performer Aluminum Intake Fits Vortec 350 Sbc Chevy Dual Plane
243.15
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350 Lt1 Intake Manifold
350 Lt1 Intake Manifold
185.00
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Small Block Chevy Black Aluminum Intake Manifold Dual Plane 350 400
Small Block Chevy Black Aluminum Intake Manifold Dual Plane 350 400
155.90
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Sbc Polished Aluminum Intake Dual Plane 1500-6500 327350383 Open Plenum Design
Sbc Polished Aluminum Intake Dual Plane 1500-6500 327350383 Open Plenum Design
215.00
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1957-1986 Sbc 350 Tall High Rise Intake Manifold 3000-7500rpm Polished Bpe-4007p
1957-1986 Sbc 350 Tall High Rise Intake Manifold 3000-7500rpm Polished Bpe-4007p
229.99
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Speedmaster 1-147-034k Hirise Intake Manifold Kit Small Block Chevy 350 Vortec I
Speedmaster 1-147-034k Hirise Intake Manifold Kit Small Block Chevy 350 Vortec I
266.01
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1957-1986 Sbc 350 Tall High Rise Intake Manifold 3000-7500rpm Camaro Chevelle Ss
1957-1986 Sbc 350 Tall High Rise Intake Manifold 3000-7500rpm Camaro Chevelle Ss
197.10
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Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold 2104 Chevy Sbc Fits 87-95 350 Tbi Heads
Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold 2104 Chevy Sbc Fits 87-95 350 Tbi Heads
256.95
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Edelbrock 2701 Sbc Performer Eps Aluminum Intake Small Block Chevy 305 327 350
Edelbrock 2701 Sbc Performer Eps Aluminum Intake Small Block Chevy 305 327 350
149.99
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1957-1986 Sbc 350 Tall High Rise Intake Manifold 3000-7500rpm Satin Bpe-4007
1957-1986 Sbc 350 Tall High Rise Intake Manifold 3000-7500rpm Satin Bpe-4007
230.99
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Sbc 327 350 Chevy Weiand 8120p Intake Manifold W Gaskets Bolts Pro-pack
Sbc 327 350 Chevy Weiand 8120p Intake Manifold W Gaskets Bolts Pro-pack
271.89
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Edelbrock Performer Sbc 327 350 400 Chevy Aluminum 4 Bbl Intake Manifold 2101
Edelbrock Performer Sbc 327 350 400 Chevy Aluminum 4 Bbl Intake Manifold 2101
109.99
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Sbc 327 350 Chevy Edelbrock 2101 Intake Manifold Wgaskets Bolts Pro-pack
Sbc 327 350 Chevy Edelbrock 2101 Intake Manifold Wgaskets Bolts Pro-pack
234.89
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Chevy 305 350 Aluminum Tbi Intake Manifold 14102182 1987-1995 Nice Clean Intake
Chevy 305 350 Aluminum Tbi Intake Manifold 14102182 1987-1995 Nice Clean Intake
139.95
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Sb Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Square Bore Sbc 55-86 305 327 350 V8 Black
Sb Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Square Bore Sbc 55-86 305 327 350 V8 Black
179.95
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Edelbrock 2701 Performer Eps Intake Manifold Sbc Chevy 305 350 383 Imca Legal
Edelbrock 2701 Performer Eps Intake Manifold Sbc Chevy 305 350 383 Imca Legal
148.95
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Sbc Small Block Chevy Aluminum Intake Black Powder Coated 350 327383350 Square
Sbc Small Block Chevy Aluminum Intake Black Powder Coated 350 327383350 Square
182.96
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Edelbrock 27014 Endurashine Aluminum Intake Sbc Performer Eps Chevy 305 327 350
Edelbrock 27014 Endurashine Aluminum Intake Sbc Performer Eps Chevy 305 327 350
320.10
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E-force Intake Manifold Chevy Sbc 283 327 350 Fits Stock Heads 82025 Polished
E-force Intake Manifold Chevy Sbc 283 327 350 Fits Stock Heads 82025 Polished
276.10
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Black Fabricated Aluminum Intake Manifold Hi Rise Chevy Sbc 327 350 383 400
Black Fabricated Aluminum Intake Manifold Hi Rise Chevy Sbc 327 350 383 400
411.99
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Edelbrock Performer Rpm Air-gap Intake Manifold 7501 Fits Sbc Chevy 327 350
Edelbrock Performer Rpm Air-gap Intake Manifold 7501 Fits Sbc Chevy 327 350
286.95
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Holley Sbc Small Block Chevy Aluminum Intake Mid Rise Single Plane 350 383
Holley Sbc Small Block Chevy Aluminum Intake Mid Rise Single Plane 350 383
285.95
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Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold 2101 Chevy Sbc 283 327 350 Fits Stock Heads
Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold 2101 Chevy Sbc 283 327 350 Fits Stock Heads
188.95
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Weiand Intake Sbc Chevy 383 350 327 Hot Rod Rat Small Block 400 8004 Used
Weiand Intake Sbc Chevy 383 350 327 Hot Rod Rat Small Block 400 8004 Used
89.95
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Sbc Pro Comp Intake Manifold 283 327 350 400 Free Intake Gaskets Bolts
Sbc Pro Comp Intake Manifold 283 327 350 400 Free Intake Gaskets Bolts
125.00
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Edelbrock 2116 Performer Intake 96-99 Small Block Chevy 305 350 Vortec Satin
Edelbrock 2116 Performer Intake 96-99 Small Block Chevy 305 350 Vortec Satin
255.95
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Summit Racing Stage 1 Aluminum Intake Manifold Chevy Sbc 350 383 W Vortec Heads
Summit Racing Stage 1 Aluminum Intake Manifold Chevy Sbc 350 383 W Vortec Heads
124.99
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1959-95 Small Block Chevy 327 350 383 Intake Manifold Polished Bpe-4005p
1959-95 Small Block Chevy 327 350 383 Intake Manifold Polished Bpe-4005p
224.99
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Enginequest Chevy 305 350 Marine Intake Manifold Cast Iron 87-95
Enginequest Chevy 305 350 Marine Intake Manifold Cast Iron 87-95
225.99
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Summit Racing Stage 1 Aluminum Intake Manifold Chevy Sbc 350 383 W Vortec Heads
Summit Racing Stage 1 Aluminum Intake Manifold Chevy Sbc 350 383 W Vortec Heads
169.99
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1957-1986 Sbc 350 Tall High Rise Intake Manifold 3000-7500rpm Polished
1957-1986 Sbc 350 Tall High Rise Intake Manifold 3000-7500rpm Polished
239.99
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Weiand 7546 Single Plane Intake Manifold Small Block Chevy Sbc 350 Free Shipping
Weiand 7546 Single Plane Intake Manifold Small Block Chevy Sbc 350 Free Shipping
150.00
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Edelbrock 7111 Performer Rpm Olds 350 Intake Manifold
Edelbrock 7111 Performer Rpm Olds 350 Intake Manifold
361.95
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Sbc Small Block Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Vortec Dual Plane 350 383 1997-up
Sbc Small Block Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Vortec Dual Plane 350 383 1997-up
133.00
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Summit Racing Stage 3 Intake Manifold Chevy Sbc 283 327 350 Fits Stock Heads
Summit Racing Stage 3 Intake Manifold Chevy Sbc 283 327 350 Fits Stock Heads
211.99
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Retro Oil Fill Tube Edelbrock 4bbl Aluminum350 Intake Manifold Sbc 5.7camaro Z28
Retro Oil Fill Tube Edelbrock 4bbl Aluminum350 Intake Manifold Sbc 5.7camaro Z28
188.00
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1957-1995 Small Block Chevy 350 1500-6500rpm Intake Manifold Polished Bpe-4008p
1957-1995 Small Block Chevy 350 1500-6500rpm Intake Manifold Polished Bpe-4008p
209.99
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Edelbrock 2701 Sbc Performer Eps Aluminum Intake Small Block Chevy 305 327 350
Edelbrock 2701 Sbc Performer Eps Aluminum Intake Small Block Chevy 305 327 350
140.00
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Edelbrock 2601 Sbc 327 350 400 Performer Air Gap Aluminum Intake
Edelbrock 2601 Sbc 327 350 400 Performer Air Gap Aluminum Intake
284.00
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Vintage Weiand 7546 Single Plane Intake Small Block Chevy Sbc 350 Hi Rise
Vintage Weiand 7546 Single Plane Intake Small Block Chevy Sbc 350 Hi Rise
150.00
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Now that you have considered your needs and the potential costs, try searching online to find out more about the options available at used car dealers. Most larger dealerships have websites with their inventory and search tools designed to assist you hunt for your desired features and prices. Get a feel for what's out there and call the dealer before going to the lot to confirm the details.

Next, check the vehicle history on a site like Carfax.com. If the vehicle checks out, schedule a test drive of the car, and try to test it on roads like the ones you would usually encounter during your day-to-day routine. Ask any used car dealers you visit for records. After considering all the aspects of the car and whether it fits your budget, make an offer to a trusted salesperson.

Practically all the cars being produced today are automatic. But when it comes to driving lessons, some people still take manual driving lessons as opposed to automatic. Actually, even some driving schools recommend newbie drivers to learn ways to drive a manual car first. This is because manual vehicles are still around and it seems it would take more time for them to disappear in the future.