Why Buy Used?
Shopping for used cars is great idea for people looking to get a deal on their vehicle. There are several advantages to buying used, from the price to the selection. That’s why we here at Lake Keowee Ford have an array of used and pre-owned vehicles, giving car shoppers more options than ever before.
The biggest reason to buy used is the price. According to Bankrate, some cars lose up to 30% of their value in the first year – and it is not from wear and tear. That means if you buy a $30,000 car new, it will depreciate roughly $9,000 in a year. Like most products, people always want the latest thing; if you can avoid trends, you can get a great deal.
You also get better selection when you buy used. New cars only come with a limited number of trim levels and features; however, when you buy used you can get virtually anything you want thanks to a variety of model years available. Finding the right car for you is easier when you shop used
Finally, cost of ownership is generally lower with used cars when they’re well-maintained. That’s because insurance rates, registration fees, and financing is usually cheaper in the long run because used cars have a lower sticker price. Worried about maintenance? Ford Certified pre-owned vehicles must pass a rigorous 172-point inspection and come with a comprehensive limited warranty and 24-hour Roadside Assistance.
Though you may have heard horror stories from older generations about buying used cars, thanks to modern technologies, car shoppers are better informed than ever. At Lake Keowee Ford, you can search our website before you come in, and use tools like Kelley Blue Book and Carfax to ensure you're getting a good deal.
These days, buying used doesn't mean you have to sacrifice a thing.