Top Benefits of Buying a Used Car: Things You Should Consider

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When it’s time to move on to your next vehicle, deciding between purchasing a used or new car can be a common dilemma. Both options come with various factors that should be considered before making any final decisions. While each has advantages, buying a used vehicle is often the better choice for many buyers. Other than paying less money upfront, purchasing used can offer lower insurance premiums and less depreciation, and you’ll have a broader selection to choose from when car shopping. This article aims to help you weigh these options before making your choice. Whether you’re looking for a powerful muscle car like the Dodge Challenger, a spacious family-sized SUV like the Jeep Wagoneer, or a vehicle with off-roading capabilities like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, there will surely be a used vehicle to fit your lifestyle. This article aims to help you weigh these options before making your choice. 

At Bob Moore Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we pride ourselves on always carrying high-quality used vehicles. We offer used vehicles across our four brands, Chrysler Dodge, Jeep Ram, and many other manufacturers. Explore our used inventory from the comfort of your home, or stop by our dealership in OKC, located off the NW Expressway between Walmart and Target.

 

Benefits of Buying a Used Car vs. a New Car

While each route to owning your vehicle has advantages and disadvantages, there is often a choice that suits your situation best. Understanding your specific needs and budget will help guide your decision, along with the points below. 

Benefits of Buying a Used Car

  • Lower Upfront Cost: Used vehicles typically have a lower price than new vehicles, making them the better choice for buyers on a tight budget.
  • Less Depreciation: Used vehicles depreciate slower than new vehicles, meaning you’ll lose less value over time.
  • Lower Insurance Premiums: Insurance premiums are often lower for used vehicles since the repair or replacement cost is lower than for a new vehicle.
  • More Comprehensive Selection of Vehicles: You’ll have a much broader selection of vehicles when searching for a used vehicle. Considering models from previous years, your selection multiplies when searching for a used vehicle.

Benefits of Buying a New Car

  • Warranties and Guarantees: New vehicles often come with warranties and guarantees that can offer peace of mind for drivers if unexpected repairs or issues occur.
  • More Predictable: New vehicles are typically more predictable when considering maintenance in the first two years. This makes it easy to budget potential repair and regular maintenance during this time.
  • Lower maintenance costs in the short term: Since the vehicle is new, significant repairs or maintenance chances decrease significantly. 
  • Latest Technology and Features: New vehicles often have the latest technology, such as driver assist features, infotainment systems, and fuel efficiency.

Ultimately, the decision comes down to your specific situation. You’ll want to consider all of these points, along with your budget and particular needs for a vehicle.  

Things to Consider When Buying a Used Car

Once you’ve decided to pursue purchasing a used car, there are some more things you’ll want to consider before making any final decisions on a vehicle. These considerations are specific to buying a used vehicle and can help ensure you buy a reliable one.

Things to Consider When Buying a Used Vehicle

  • Vehicle History Report: Check for any accidents, damage, or other issues that could lead to more problems for you in the future. This report can also help confirm the vehicle’s ownership history and mileage.
  • Inspection and Maintenance Records: Review the vehicle’s inspection and maintenance records to ensure the vehicle has been well-maintained and in the listed condition.
  • Wear and Tear. Inspect the vehicle for any signs of wear and tear, such as dents, scratches, rust, or rips on the upholstery. Check out our Used Car Checklist for a more comprehensive list of areas to check on a used vehicle.
  • Financing Options for Used Vehicles: When buying a used vehicle, financing options are always an important consideration. At Bob Moore Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we offer a full-service, on-site Finance Department ready to help you explore options and find the right loan for you. Get pre-approved from the comfort of your home with our Online Finance Application.

Purchasing a Used Vehicle at Bob Moore Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

All factors considered, having a plan for your vehicle purchase is essential before starting the search. You’ll want to consider your budget and specific needs out of your vehicle; then, you can begin narrowing your search. 

At Bob Moore CDJR, we offer a wide selection of used cars across our four brands, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM, along with other top car brands like Kia, Ford, and Chevy. Explore our selection from the comfort of your home with our Online Used Vehicle Showroom. If a specific model catches your eye, contact our team at 405-972-8510 to schedule a test drive or for any further information on the model.