When purchasing a car, truck, van, or SUV at Hardin County Honda, you can choose among new Honda vehicles and used models from various makes. There are pros to both options, but here are some reasons buying a used vehicle might be best for you:
You’re on a budget: Hands down, the biggest reason to buy used is the lower sticker price. Because used cars, trucks, and SUVs have had previous owners and have already undergone depreciation, they are offered at prices that are more affordable than new vehicles. This means a lower down payment, a lower monthly payment, and a less sizable loan to be responsible for paying back. It often also means lower monthly insurance premiums, as used vehicles are cheaper to insure.
You’d like a discontinued feature: Everything good must come to an end. If you liked an old feature of a specific model that has been discontinued, like a specific exterior color or a CD player, you might be able to find it on a used model.
You’d like to upgrade to luxury: If you like the higher trim levels of your favorite vehicle or have always envisioned yourself behind the wheel of a luxury car—but aren’t comfortable paying the premium that these vehicles demand when new—consider buying a used version. You’ll get the luxury you want at a much lower price.
You’ve got lots of resources: Buying used does not have to be the scary experience many once associated with it. Thanks to trusted mechanics, major advancements in vehicle technologies, and vehicle history reports, you can learn about a used vehicle’s performance and reliability before deciding to purchase it. And because technology is enhancing so rapidly, even vehicles that are five to 10 years old offer great fuel economy, advanced safety features, and tech-savvy infotainment systems.