While new cars for sale are enticing, they are certainly not for everyone. Whether you are looking to get the most for your money when shopping for a luxury vehicle, or are on a tight budget, pre-owned options are there to fill your needs. While there is often a stigma attached to used cars, at Ryan Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we ensure that the ones on our lot are of the highest quality. So when you are ready to get behind the wheel of something different, go against the grain and shop used cars for sale with us.
People often think of used vehicles as run-down, or the last resort when the budget does not have room for something new. But sometimes we encourage drivers – even those with money for that shiny, new vehicle on the lot – to take a look at our used inventory because there are more advantages to buying used than just general affordability. Let’s look at three of the most significant advantages of buying a used vehicle.
As previously mentioned (and as is well-known) the initial price tag on a used vehicle is much lower than that of a new one. This is a major benefit to buying used, but not the only financial advantage to doing so. When you purchase a used car, you also avoid the harsh depreciation that occurs when you drive a new vehicle off the lot. That is right – when you buy new, you often lose about 10% of its value immediately. But when you shop for used vehicles, you avoid this altogether, as the depreciation has already occurred during the initial purchase and drive-off.
Beyond general savings, buying a used vehicle can be a great idea because of the flexibility it offers. When you shop used, you open yourself up to endless options – not only makes and models, but also the luxuries and features within the car, truck, or SUV. While you can certainly buy a new vehicle with all of the bells and whistles, finding a used car with all of the best features, again, at a lower price point, is much easier. Additionally, when you shop used, you are not limited to a certain manufacturer, and you can test drive all different types of vehicles to find the absolute best one for you.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for newer vehicles to end up with a number of recalls. But when you purchase a used vehicle that is a couple of years old, most of these kinks will already have been ironed out by the previous owner. This is yet another way to save money, and even saves you time and keeps you out of the auto service center. Many people assume that used cars will lead to issues, but it can, in fact, be the exact opposite.
One final misconception about shopping for used vehicles is that you need to have all of the money upfront. While this is often true when buying from independent sellers, this is never going to be the case at a reputable dealership. In fact, we often discourage limiting your budget to vehicles that you can afford to pay out of pocket. Not only can this prevent you from getting the car you want, but it can also stop you from driving away in something safe and reliable. Even if you have a lot of money in savings, we suggest that you apply for used car financing, as we would never encourage emptying your bank account for one purchase. When it comes down to it, yes, you should absolutely finance a used car.
At Ryan CDJR, we are dedicated to finding you the perfect vehicle at the right price. So if you are ready to find your new-to-you car, truck, or SUV, contact us or visit our Williston auto dealer today. We look forward to assisting you!