Why Buy a Used Car From Us?

Used cars get a bad rap. The lemon, the junker, the twenty-year-old station wagon next to Dad’s shiny new luxury car in teen movies—used cars must be inferior, right? Wrong—there are endless advantages to buying a used car.

The biggest draw: It’s cheaper. Used cars cost less. Obvious, but it’s important to consider, especially when you realize that car models usually don’t change all that much from year to year. More or less you’ll get most of the same features and the same stylish, modern look in a 2014 Toyota as a brand new 2015 or 2016.

Plus, even a year-old used car has much better value than a brand new one. A new car depreciates the most in its first year, and by the end of its third year its value has decreased by almost half. Buying a two- or three-year-old car will mean you’ve missed the bulk of that, and you’ll get much more of your money back if you sell a few years down the line.

Also, you have less to fear when insuring your used car. Insurance is lower for used cars because it costs insurance companies less to replace them than brand new cars. If you buy a brand new car and total it as soon as you drive it off the lot, it’s already depreciated 20%, and your insurance company won’t give you what you need to replace it.

Used cars are more affordable in just about every way—even repair costs, which are of course lower in the first three years, aren’t a huge concern with how well-made cars are these days. Cars are built to last, with engines that can go much further than the standard 100,000 miles of yesteryear, so don’t be afraid to buy used right here at Toyota of Gastonia!