Why Buy Used Cars in San Diego?
Why Buy Used Cars in San Diego?
Let’s take a pit stop! Why even consider buying a used car? It’s that ‘ol new vs. used car argument.
Here’s a list of 10 reasons we at Express Auto Auction think you should buy used. Plus 1 emotional reason. 🙂
1. Lower cost
This one is probably obvious. Used cars generally cost less than new ones. Simply put, you can save a significant amount of money choosing used, even with repairs.
A new car loses a significant portion of its value as it leaves the lot. With a used car, that depreciation has already occurred, so you won't lose as much money over time.
3. Lower insurance rates
Expect the cost of insuring a used car to be lower, generally, than a new car.
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4. Lower taxes and fees
Similar to insurance rates, in most states, the taxes and fees that come with purchasing a used car are lower than new cars fees.
5. Certified pre-owned programs
A certified pre-owned program from an automaker provides additional warranties and other benefits for a used car that meets certain criteria.
6. Better quality
In the past, a used car may have fallen out of fashion quickly or been labeled unreliable. However, today's cars are built to last, and many used cars can even outlast their newer competitors.
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7. More variety
A lot more used cars than new ones. 🙂 When you buy a used car, you have a wider selection of models to choose from. This means it’s easier to find the car that best fits your needs and budget.
8. Less anxiety
When you buy a new car, you may feel more pressure to keep it in perfect condition. With a used car, you can relax a bit more, knowing that the car has already had some wear and tear and is showing it. You might even relish it. 😎
9. Reduce the environmental impact
Buying a used car is a more sustainable option than buying a new car. There are a lot of used cars out there. This is because the production of new cars generates a significant amount of greenhouse gasses and other pollutants. What if we stopped making new cars for a while and just used used. There’s a thought!
10. Better resale value
Since the depreciation has already occurred, a used car may hold its value better than a new car. This means that if you decide to sell the car in the future, you may be able to recoup more of your initial investment.
It’s always a good idea to inspect a used car thoroughly before you buy. Bring a checklist.
Plus 1 more reason to buy used.
11. The memories
I remember when I was 18, driving through a grassy field encompassed by trees, meeting with friends for a midnight bonfire. I sat on the hood of my used 2000 Honda Civic with the girl I had a crush on for all 4 years of high school. Star gazing, music, s’mores, and last laughs with good friends. It was an incredible last summer home before moving away to college. I felt like I was on top of the world that night, and my dinged up used Civic made that happen.
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See ya soon! 😃