Why is it Better to Buy a Used Car From a Dealer?

By Product Expert | Posted in Buying Tips on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 8:04 pm
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The prospect of buying a used car from a dealer can be pretty daunting. Can’t you just find something on Craigslist? It might be cheaper, but that cheapness has an unfortunately large handful of risks thrown in.

Is it better to buy a used car from a dealer or online?


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There are loads of options for buying used cars today. They can be found on Craigslist, in local publications, through word of mouth, or even parked (with an accompanying sign) roadside. While some of these might seem like your best money-saving option, they can in fact lead you to buying a car that will end up sucking the life out of your wallet much faster than you’d like. In addition to that, with internet sales or sales from other relative strangers it’s easy to buy a car and then have the seller completely drop off the map or stop responding—which is exactly what you don’t need if things start to go wrong. While this isn’t always the case, it’s a nasty risk you’d take buying a car from an essentially anonymous source. 

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Buying a used car from a dealer is often associated with the less-than-lovely concept of the used car salesman, a creature that uses too much cologne and is trying to rip you off. The good news is that at Poulin Auto Sales, we want you to be happy with your purchase. We want you to tell your friends and your family that you were surprised at how smoothly everything went and that your car works just like you want it to, and if something does go wrong, you’ll know exactly where to find us—we aren’t about to drop off of the map anytime soon. In fact, we have an entire service center set up to help you if your car starts acting strangely. As another bonus, being a used car dealership means that we have an ever-changing inventory of cars for you to look at. Come see us at Poulin Auto Sales and experience our take on used car sales. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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