Why Buy Used?
When you’re in the market for a car, chances are you prefer to buy a new one. New cars are shiny and clean, and the new car smell alone can convince most people to buy them. But there’s another option out there, and it could be a more savvy choice than you think.
Consumer Reports sums up the pros of buying a Used Car quite nicely: “Not only is the price lower than a comparable new car's, but continuing ownership expenses such as collision insurance and taxes are lower, and a two- or three-year-old used vehicle has already taken its biggest depreciation hit. In addition, buying used is a way to get a nicer car than you'd be able to afford new.”
One big factor in deciding whether to buy new or used is Depreciation. Most new cars lose anywhere between 10 and 30 percent of their value the moment they’re driven off the lot. This means that if you were to sell that vehicle right after you drove it off the lot, you would get 30 percent less than what you paid for it just moments ago! That’s a lot of money.
Depreciation on used cars is much lower, because that steep decrease in value already occurred with the previous owner.
Everyone knows that used cars are cheaper than new cars. They are older and have been owned previously, so the perceived value of the car is lower. So if you’re looking to save some money, a Used Car is for you.
But buying Used doesn’t have to mean skimping out on special features. With the money you’re saving on the car, you can purchase a higher trim level with more special features than the base model. So go ahead and get that 2012 model with the leather seats and sunroof. You’re still saving a lot of money!
So if we’ve convinced you of the benefits of buying a Used Car, check out our Inventory or come see us in Wantagh today!
Why Buy a Used Ford?
Buying a used Ford is one of the best values around if you plan on keeping your car for years to come.
Ford has been around for over a century, making it one of the oldest automakers in the United States. The manufacturer has had plenty of time to innovate, develop, and start from scratch time and time again. The engineers and designers know what works and that’s led to some of the best vehicles on the market.
Ford vehicles are made with quality materials inside and out. With the transition to the aluminum body, a first for the industry, the Ford F-150 is stronger, lighter, and more efficient. Whether you’re buying the entry level trim or the top-of-the-line, you can rest assured you’re getting a great vehicle for a value price.
Whether you’re buying a car, truck, or SUV, Ford vehicles are built to last. If the vehicles didn’t revolve around quality, value, and affordability, Ford wouldn’t have been around as long as it has. That speaks for itself.