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Why Buy A Used Car?

Buying a new vehicle is a big investment, and it’s important to get it right the first time out. For years, there has been a stigma that buying a used car is something of a crapshoot, but it might come as a surprise that buying a used car might actually be the smarter choice for many customers.

One of the biggest reasons for this is increased reliability. As new vehicles are introduced with improved safety technology, used vehicles last longer and are less problematic than they were even 10 years ago. According to Consumer Reports, used vehicles from the 2009 model year are one-third less likely to experience problems than models from 2002, and that reliability is only improving as the science behind automobiles continues to improve.

Another aspect of purchasing used vehicles that should reassure shoppers is the prevalence of certified pre-owned vehicles. Inspection standards are more rigorous than ever, and in order for CPO vehicles to meet their standards, they must pass 128-point inspections with flying colors. CPO vehicles also have the added benefit of secondary warranty protection, meaning you’ll have fewer worries in the watches of the night.

Everyone likes saving money. That’s a big reason why used cars are so popular; only three years after a new car drives off the dealer lot, the value drops by almost half, so it stands to reason that a three-year-old used car costs half as much as a brand new one. But there are a lot of other risks and problems that go into buying used - like reliability, dubious vehicle history, and just plain outdated features - that might have you wondering if buying used is worth it in the long run.

Some other monetary gains you get from buying used include reduced car insurance costs and reduced registration fees. Plus, now in the age of CPO programs and dealer incentives, you might be able to find the used model you’re looking for with a nice warranty.

Interested? At Chip Wynn Motors, we have an inventory full of quality previously-loved cars just waiting for a home, so be sure to swing by and let one of our sales representatives show you around.

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