For many people, the idea of owning a used product is off-putting. It conjures up images of a stranger handing you their leftover vehicle that they no longer want. Some people associate used vehicles with lower quality. Here are just a few common myths about used vehicles that simply aren’t true.
Everyone is familiar with the stereotype of the used car salesman: the smooth-talking charmer with the gaudy tie who will say anything and everything to get you to sign on the dotted line, then count his billfold as you drive off in a lemon. With the amount of research a buyer is capable of accumulating on a vehicle — via Kelley Blue Book, Consumer Reports, and CARFAX — that negative buying experience is a thing of the past.
Used cars are the furthest thing from a waste of money. It’s common to find a vehicle in the used car market that is only one or two years removed from its original sale date, but has a listing price 50 percent less than the initial sale price, and shows minimal wear. If value is your top priority when buying a vehicle, then a used vehicle should suit.
Sure, it’s true that the buyer is in control of upgrades and available features when purchasing a new car at the dealership. However, that doesn’t mean that new cars offer the greatest variety and selection. In the used car market, buyers can browse thousands more options. Set your search range to view vehicles at the county, state, or country level, depending on how far you’re willing to drive to purchase it. At a dealership, you’re limited to viewing current inventory that they have on the lot.
Stop by Bob Thomas Ford to browse our current selection of used vehicles. We’ll help match you with a vehicle that complements your price range and lifestyle.