Many car purchases start with one question: What car can I afford? If you are looking to upgrade your current vehicle, it’s understood that pretty much everybody wants to drive a nice car, but not everyone wants to make a purchase that is going to break the bank. As a result, you may have come to the realization that a brand-new car may just be an unnecessary expense. Guess what — it is! Buying a used car opposed to a new car actually reaps a variety of benefits. The list of advantages for buying a used vehicle over a new vehicle will assure you that you are making a sound investment in a used car purchase and can have total peace of mind. Below is a list highlighting some of the best used car pros.
The Pros of Buying Used
Lower Price Tag than New – By comparison a used car is going to be less expensive than a new car. Used vehicles have a more affordable purchase price and can have better overall value. The advantage of used car prices is that it can allow you to upgrade to a nicer model at a much better deal than it would have cost buying a brand-new car.
Depreciation Benefits – The reason you can snag an awesome used car at a great price is because new cars lose their value instantly. The second you drive a new car off of the lot it loses about 10% of its value and will lose anywhere from 20% to as much as 50% (depending on the make and model) in the first year alone, according to CARFAX™. Fortunately, with a used car, there’s no immediate dip in the value of your car the minute you roll off the lot. Used cars depreciate at a slower rate, so the value will hold up compared to a brand-new car — and the best part is you will avoid the big depreciation hit the original owner took.
Used-Like New - Another good point that makes buying used over new a better option is the perks of buying a car that is part of a Certified Pre-Owned Program. Certified used vehicles are used-like new cars that have met strict requirements to become “certified” and offer many of the same benefits of a new car, but at affordable used car prices. Some of those benefits include: excellent condition, multi-point inspection, vehicle history report such as CARFAX™, and the best yet — a warranty. If you are looking for quality pre-owned cars in Miami, Prado Auto Sales is a Certified CARFAX™ Dealer and we have the best selection of used-like new cars in South Florida.
More Features for Less Money – Car dealers sometimes offer additional dealer options, such as rust-proofing, fabric protection, paint protection and VIN etching. However, these add-ons are priced to the max from the new car dealers and can easily be purchased from a used car dealer at a much lower cost. In addition, when looking for a used car that has built-in features, such as a sunroof or navigation system, you’ll pay far less for them than the original owner did so you may end up with a pre-owned vehicle with more features for the money!
Variety – When buying a used car, as opposed to a new car, you are not just restricted to just models that have come out in the last year. Purchasing used or pre-owned vehicles offers a much wider variety of inventories to choose from, so your options are basically endless.
As you can see, purchasing a used car has many benefits and can help you keep some cash in your pocket without having to sacrifice quality. Please view our wide selection of quality used cars on our website or come visit us at our convenient location in Miami.
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