Used Car Dealerships Near Me
There are a lot of used car dealerships out there with a bad reputation. The fact is it’s more of the industry as a whole instead of any particular care dealership. The salesperson also gets a bad reputation before they even open their mouth. That being said many people still use a used car dealerships because they can be a lot more bang for the buck. Find the Used Car Dealerships Near Me and talk to at least three different dealerships.
Find Used Car Dealerships Near Me – The Maps
You can find the many used car dealerships on the map provided. A number of cities have a lot of dealerships. You can visit their website (by viewing the provided pins) or give them a call (same place) in order to find out if they even carry the car you think you’re interested in. I say “think” because you won’t know for sure until you test drive a number of models. The salespersons’ job is to find the best suited car for your needs.
Buying New or Used – Pros & Cons
Pros of Buying New: A new car likely won’t have any issues and therefore be more reliable. The maintenance cost will be low as no repairs should be needed. I say should because sometimes a car will release a recall, but that’s covered by the manufacturer. A new car is also customizable, you can add additional features such as power windows, air conditioning, bluetooth enabled speakers, etc. if you want or at least you can choose not to have them if you don’t want to pay for it.
Pros of Buying Used: The price! There’s no denying the facts that a used car is significantly cheaper. Cheaper insurance is another benefit as replacing the cost of your car is lower than for a new car.
Cons of Buying New: Deprecation. The classic expression is that your new car will lose 50% of its value the second you drive it off the lot. While sometimes it’s not as bad as 50%, there is very close truth to that statement. A new car will rapidly depreciate in the early years.
Cons of Buying Used: What you see is what you get. There’s likely not that many additional customizations you can make to the car (sometimes they will install something like a remote car starter if that made the difference for you). If the car is very old chances are the older technology will be very expensive on gas.
Are There “Big Brand” Used Car Dealerships?
Whether or not you’re a “car person” chances are you’ve heard of at least a handful of car manufacturers. Ford, Honda, Chevrolet, etc. are all car companies. But are there used car companies that sell these cars through a national network of companies? There are a few and they are listed below, some are only online platforms for individuals selling used cars.
The most important piece of advice when it comes to a used car dealership is actually twofold. 1) Don’t buy anything on your first visit. You are going to visit more than one dealership so go in knowing you likely aren’t buying and therefore don’t be pressured by time sensitive sales techniques. 2) Test drive. Test drive. Test drive. This is very important, especially in the used car space. Go see how it feels, how it sounds, how it drives, etc.