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.

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179.99
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Sbc Chevy 350 400 Polished High Rise Aluminum Single Plane Intake Manifold
219.99
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Sbc Small Block Chevy Vortec Air Gap Aluminum Intake Manifold 350 1996-up
179.99
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1955-1986 Sbc Chevy Aluminum Performer Dual Plane Rpm Intake 350 400
128.98
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Sbc Small Block Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Vortec Dual Plane 350383 1997-up
135.89
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Sbc Chevy 350 400 Polished Dual Plane Air Gap Aluminum High Rise Intake Manifold
199.99
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Sb Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Spread Bore Idle-5500 Sbc 55-95 305 327 350 V8
139.95
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Deepmotor Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 400 Aluminum Intake Manifold Dual Plane
129.99
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Small Block Chevy Sbc Vortec Dual Plane 350 383 327 Intake Manifold 1500-6500
125.99
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Deepmotor Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 400 Intake Manifold Dual Plane
129.99
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Edelbrock 2701 Sbc Performer Eps Aluminum Intake Small Block Chevy 305 327 350
134.05
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Edelbrock 3704 Performer Intake Manifold 1987-95 Chevy 305350 W Factory Tbi
386.95
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Small Block Chevy Polished Aluminum Intake Manifold Dual Plane 350 400 1955-95
179.90
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Upper Intake Manifold W Gaskets For Ford F150-f350 E150-e450 Expedition 5.4l V8
103.39
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Aluminum Intake Manifold For Small Block Chevy Sbc 350 383 High Rise Dual Plane
Aluminum Intake Manifold For Small Block Chevy Sbc 350 383 High Rise Dual Plane
133.13
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Sbc Small Block Chevy Vortec Air Gap Aluminum Intake Manifold 350 Satin
195.99
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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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Upper Intake Manifold Gaskets For Ford F150-f350 E150-e450 Expedition 5.4l V8
Upper Intake Manifold Gaskets For Ford F150-f350 E150-e450 Expedition 5.4l V8
103.38
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Sbc Small Block Chevy Black Vortec Air Gap Aluminum Intake Manifold 350 400
209.99
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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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Vintage Early Edelbrock Torker Intake Manifold Sbc Chevy 58-86 283 327 350 400
129.99
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Aluminum Intake Oem Manifold 460 7.5l 88-97 Ford F250 350
100.00
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3.5l Intake Engine Manifold Assembly Fits Mercedes Glk350 Ml350 Ml450gasket Set
168.88
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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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Used Oldsmobile Aluminum Intake Cfd 22504068 Oem 8384 307 350 403
Used Oldsmobile Aluminum Intake Cfd 22504068 Oem 8384 307 350 403
140.00
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350z Ported Lower Intake Manifold
350z Ported Lower Intake Manifold
300.00
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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
185.69
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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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Sbc Intake Manifold Bolts Stainless Steel Kit 283 327 350 400 Small Block Chevy
Sbc Intake Manifold Bolts Stainless Steel Kit 283 327 350 400 Small Block Chevy
12.95
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4.9l 300 F100 F150 F250 F350 Pickup Bronco Carbureted Intake Manifold
4.9l 300 F100 F150 F250 F350 Pickup Bronco Carbureted Intake Manifold
155.95
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Small Block Chevy 6pt. Intake Manifold Bolt Kit Chrome 283327350383400 9829
11.99
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For Ford F150f250 F350 Sdexcursionexpedition 5.4l Oe Style Intake Manifold
For Ford F150f250 F350 Sdexcursionexpedition 5.4l Oe Style Intake Manifold
105.88
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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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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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Mr. Gasket 955g Intake Manifold Bolts Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 305 383
Mr. Gasket 955g Intake Manifold Bolts Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 305 383
12.90
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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 Intake Manifold Bolts Stainless Steel Allen Fits 283 - 400 Small Block Chevy
Sbc Intake Manifold Bolts Stainless Steel Allen Fits 283 - 400 Small Block Chevy
10.95
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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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Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 Polished Dual Plane Rpm Aluminum Intake Manifold
189.99
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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
199.95
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Small Block Chevy Fabricated Aluminum Intake Manifold Sheet Metal Sbc 350 400
439.95
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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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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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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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Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold 2104 Chevy Sbc Fits 8795 350 Tbi Heads
Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold 2104 Chevy Sbc Fits 8795 350 Tbi Heads
256.95
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Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold 2101 Chevy Sbc 283 327 350 Fits Stock Heads
188.95
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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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Oldsmobile Edelbrock 3711 Performer 350 Aluminum Intake Manifold Olds 330 350 40
239.99
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Edelbrock 2711 Performer Olds 350 Intake Manifold
399.95
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Sbc Weiand Aluminum Intake Manifold 7502 Small Block Chevy 283 327 350
Sbc Weiand Aluminum Intake Manifold 7502 Small Block Chevy 283 327 350
110.00
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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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Polished Dual Plane Aluminum Intake Manifold For 1957-1995 Checrolet Sbc 305 350
Polished Dual Plane Aluminum Intake Manifold For 1957-1995 Checrolet Sbc 305 350
199.95
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Blue Fabricated Aluminum Intake Manifold Hi Rise Chevy Sbc 327 350 383 400 Blem
411.99
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Sbc Polished Aluminum Intake Dual Plane 1500-6500 327350383 Open Plenum Design
215.00
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Weiand Sbc Intake Manifold Chevy 350 400 383 327 55-85 Heads 8004 Small Block
Weiand Sbc Intake Manifold Chevy 350 400 383 327 55-85 Heads 8004 Small Block
99.99
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Summit Stage 1 Chevy 1986 - 1995 350 Intake Manifold For Tbi Stock Heads 226016
Summit Stage 1 Chevy 1986 - 1995 350 Intake Manifold For Tbi Stock Heads 226016
191.99
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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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Edelbrock 2156 Performer Aluminum Pontiac Intake 326 350 389 400 455 V8 Satin
Edelbrock 2156 Performer Aluminum Pontiac Intake 326 350 389 400 455 V8 Satin
296.05
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1957-1995 Small Block Chevy 350 383 Aluminum Intake Manifold Polished Bpe-4001p
1957-1995 Small Block Chevy 350 383 Aluminum Intake Manifold Polished Bpe-4001p
199.99
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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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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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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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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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1955-86 Small Block Chevy 350 Dual Plane Alum. Intake Manifold Black Bpe-4023bk
1955-86 Small Block Chevy 350 Dual Plane Alum. Intake Manifold Black Bpe-4023bk
164.99
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Afe Bladerunner Intake Manifold For 99.5-03 Ford F250 F350 F450 F550 7.3l V8
Afe Bladerunner Intake Manifold For 99.5-03 Ford F250 F350 F450 F550 7.3l V8
416.96
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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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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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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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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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1955-1986 Sbc Chevy 350 Dual Plane Alum. Intake Manifold Black Bpe-4009b
1955-1986 Sbc Chevy 350 Dual Plane Alum. Intake Manifold Black Bpe-4009b
188.99
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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
178.35
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Weiand Sbc Ceramic Coated Aluminum Intake Speed Warrior 1955-1986 327 350 383
Weiand Sbc Ceramic Coated Aluminum Intake Speed Warrior 1955-1986 327 350 383
236.95
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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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Jegs 513000 Intake Manifold For 1955-1986 Small Block Chevy 265-283-302-327-350
Jegs 513000 Intake Manifold For 1955-1986 Small Block Chevy 265-283-302-327-350
151.04
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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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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 2711 Performer Olds 350 Aluminum Intake Oldsmobile 307 330 403 Satin
Edelbrock 2711 Performer Olds 350 Aluminum Intake Oldsmobile 307 330 403 Satin
399.95
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Small Block Chevy 327 350 400 V8 Aluminum Dual Plane Manifold Intake Sbc Non-egr
Small Block Chevy 327 350 400 V8 Aluminum Dual Plane Manifold Intake Sbc Non-egr
189.96
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Sbc Chevy Dual Plane Satin Aluminum Intake Manifold For Vortec 350 Heads
Sbc Chevy Dual Plane Satin Aluminum Intake Manifold For Vortec 350 Heads
169.00
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99 00 01 02 03 7.3 Powerstroke Intake Spyder Spider Ford Intake F250 F350
99 00 01 02 03 7.3 Powerstroke Intake Spyder Spider Ford Intake F250 F350
75.00
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Small Block Chevy Sbc Vortec Dual Plane 350 383 Intake Manifold 1500-6500 Black
Small Block Chevy Sbc Vortec Dual Plane 350 383 Intake Manifold 1500-6500 Black
155.99
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E-force 82021 Chevrolet Chevy Sbc 350 Dual Plane 1957-95 Intake Manifold Satin
E-force 82021 Chevrolet Chevy Sbc 350 Dual Plane 1957-95 Intake Manifold Satin
198.47
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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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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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Edelbrock 2116 Performer Aluminum Intake Chevy 305350 5.7 For Vortec Heads
Edelbrock 2116 Performer Aluminum Intake Chevy 305350 5.7 For Vortec Heads
169.99
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Chevy 305 350 Aluminum Tbi Intake Manifold 10108449 1987-1995 Nice Clean Intake
Chevy 305 350 Aluminum Tbi Intake Manifold 10108449 1987-1995 Nice Clean Intake
139.95
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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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Small Block Chevy 350 Holeshot Vortec Aluminum Intake Manifold Satin Finish
Small Block Chevy 350 Holeshot Vortec Aluminum Intake Manifold Satin Finish
188.95
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1957-95 Chevy Sbc 350 383 Aluminum Dual Plane Intake Manifold Black Bpe-4001bk
1957-95 Chevy Sbc 350 383 Aluminum Dual Plane Intake Manifold Black Bpe-4001bk
159.99
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1955-86 Small Block Chevy 350 Dual Plane Alum. Intake Manifold Polish Bpe-4023p
1955-86 Small Block Chevy 350 Dual Plane Alum. Intake Manifold Polish Bpe-4023p
209.99
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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 2601 Sbc 327 350 400 Performer Air Gap Aluminum Intake
269.05
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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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Small Block Chevy Black Aluminum Vortec Intake Manifold Dual Plane 350 305
Small Block Chevy Black Aluminum Vortec Intake Manifold Dual Plane 350 305
185.90
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Edelbrock 7111 Oldsmobile Performer Rpm 350 403 Aluminum Intake Manifold Olds
361.95
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New Edelbrock 5426 Chevy Vortec 2x4 Aluminum Intake Manifold Dual Quad
New Edelbrock 5426 Chevy Vortec 2x4 Aluminum Intake Manifold Dual Quad
319.59
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Sb Chevy Chrome 6pt Intake Manifold Bolt 12pc Kit 38-16 X 1 Sbc 327 350 9829
Sb Chevy Chrome 6pt Intake Manifold Bolt 12pc Kit 38-16 X 1 Sbc 327 350 9829
11.99
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Sbc Small Block Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Vortec Dual Plane 350 383
Sbc Small Block Chevy Aluminum Intake Manifold Vortec Dual Plane 350 383
133.13
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1959-95 Small Block Chevy 327 350 383 Intake Manifold Black Bpe-4005bk
1959-95 Small Block Chevy 327 350 383 Intake Manifold Black Bpe-4005bk
224.99
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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.