Hey fellas, I'll keep this very short and to the point: I was told by a friend that I'll know if a car is a good deal if I appraise the car's specs using Edmunds and the "trade-in" value that Edmunds spits out is higher than the advertised price of the car. Is this a stupid way to go about doing things? You'll have to excuse my ignorance. This is also a learning experience for me. As I mentioned, I've never purchased a car myself before. The way I've been going about searching for prospective buys is by filtering through Autotrader.com's listings, and setting up a bunch of "alerts" so that the site will notify me if a car gets listed that satisfies my stringent requirements. Is there a better way to be searching for cars than through Autotrader? Any other thoughts on the matter? I'd also appreciate any recommendations on CPO cars that I should be looking at within my budget constraints. Thanks in advance for any help, gentlemen.