What Advantages are There to Buying a Used Car?

By Product Expert | Posted in Buying Tips, Used Inventory on Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 6:58 pm
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At Poulin Auto Sales, we pretty proudly stand behind our used inventory. After all, with locations in both South Burlington and Barre, we can serve a pretty wide swath of Vermont with like-new models at great prices. But have you ever thought of the many advantages of buying a used car? We certainly have. Here are some of our favorites.

What Advantages are there to Buying a Used Car?

Doing your Research is Easy

When you’re buying a new car, you’re going on the advice that is based on what? A few months of information? How would you know if something might go wrong down several thousand miles from now? With used cars, there’s an amazing amount of information that’s already been collected for you. There are online forums, message boards and CARFAX histories that will make you understand your new purchase much better than you might if you’re buying a new car.

Advantages of Buying a Used CarUsed Cars Depreciate in Value More Slowly

It isn’t really any secret that a new car depreciates in value by thousands of dollars the moment you drive it off the lot. However, the rate of depreciation actually decreases over time. If you intend to sell your vehicle down the road, or trade it toward the purchase of another vehicle, you’ll be satisfied to know that your used car will keep its value if it’s properly taken care of.

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You Won’t Have as Many Fees with a Used Car

As you likely know, there are lots of fees that go into a car purchase. With new cars, they become exhausting; you’ll probably have destination fees, while things such as processing and even advertising fees might be figured in. With a used car, on the other hand, you’ll often only be paying the standard tax and licensing fees.

You Might Find More Variety

This is basically a matter of perspective, but it’s worth consideration. As you likely are aware, models undergo large changes every few years, and drivers sometimes miss these options and features later on. So, if there was a powertrain or aesthetic feature that you enjoyed but is no longer offered on new models, you might be better served by a used car where you can pick exactly what you want, and at a price that is more affordable.

All of this is a long way of saying that you might find exactly the used car that you’re looking for at Poulin Auto Sales, serving nearby areas such as Essex and Montpelier. Click the button below to see our awesome used inventory!

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