WHY BUY USED?

There’s a lot of reasons drivers opt for new cars: The prestige, the excitement, the new car smell. But every year, Americans buy twice as many used cars as new ones, and there’s plenty of good reasons for you to consider one of the great used cars for sale here at Miami Car Credit.

NEW CARS DEPRECIATE FAST

It’s well-known that the second you drive a new car off the lot, it starts losing value, and fast. Within the first three years, it’ll be worth as much as 50% less than the day you bought it. When you buy used, you avoid paying for that depreciation because someone else already has. That means that your total costs will be lower. Once depreciation is taken out of the price, all you’re paying for is the vehicle’s actual value at that time, which makes for a much better deal.

USED CARS ARE A GOOD DEAL

The savings you get from buying used aren’t just up front. Since the cost of a used car will be lower than a new one, so will the cost of registering and insuring it–meaning lower monthly costs.

And although older cars might occasionally into maintenance issues–inevitable for all vehicles–replacement parts are typically standard and can be gotten more cheaply than those for newer vehicles. Plus, as new cars are further computerized and sophisticated, used vehicles from even just a few years ago may be easier to work on than the brand-new varieties. Used car service can be performed more widely, and for a lower cost.

USED CARS CAN BE JUST AS RELIABLE AS NEW ONES

Buying a used car, truck, or SUV doesn’t mean you’re gambling on a less-reliable car, truck, or SUV. Today, you have great tools at your disposal like Carfax and AutoCheck to easily get full, detailed vehicle history reports and see everything from a car’s maintenance records to any accidents it may have been in. Used cars’ pasts are hardly a mystery anymore.

YOUR USED DOLLAR GOES FURTHER

Given the number of used vehicles available on the market, used car shoppers in Fort Lauderdale and Miami will have a greater array of styles, trim levels, and colors to choose from than they would if simply shopping for current model-year vehicles available from the major automakers. You’ll also have access to features and even brands that may be beyond your budget when buying new. Your current new car budget might only get you a stripped-down base model, but that same budget might get you a three-year-old model with all the bells and whistles.

So if you want to find your dream car at a low price that you’ll love, come check out our fantastic selection pre-owned vehicles here at Miami Car Credit.