1. Find out how much it will actually cost. A good way to find out is to determine available makes, models, year and brands. There are also several online sites you can use that allow you to search used cars based on certain categories you set. The results will also produce prices for these cars so you have a good idea about how much money you need to save.

2. Have a plan. The point of making a plan is to know exactly the time it would take for you to save up the amount you need.

3. Find other sources of income. You could save as much money as you can from your regular job but it would be a good idea to find an extra source of income.

4. Pay cash. When the time comes to buy your dream used car, consider paying cash. You can take advantage of discounts the seller may be offering and avoid paying extra for interests.