What Are the Benefits of Buying a Used Vehicle?

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If you are planning on purchasing your next vehicle, you should consider choosing a used one instead of a brand-new vehicle. For most customers throughout the Oak Lawn area, buying a used vehicle will save them money while still providing them with a reliable vehicle. Our staff here at The Autobarn Subaru of Countryside in Countryside, IL is happy to list the benefits of buying used models here to make sure you can always enjoy adventures around the Chicago area.

Lower Cost Upfront and Ownership

The first major consideration when buying a used vehicle is how little depreciation a used vehicle will experience in comparison to a new one of the same model. When you purchase a new vehicle, the car drops in value very quickly, by up to 11% just when you leave the car lot. However, used vehicles lose their value much less quickly.

A considerable reason why many people choose to buy a used vehicle is the amount of money you may save on the sticker price. You may be able to save up to 50% of the price that you would pay for a brand-new model of a vehicle by choosing to purchase a used model instead.

One way that you may be able to save money when you purchase a used vehicle is by saving money on fees. New cars often have hidden fees attached to them that you may not anticipate, such as fees for shipping, preparation and destination. These fees can begin to add up, and you can eventually be paying thousands of dollars in extra fees. When you buy a used vehicle, these fees do not generally exist. The most significant fee that you will have with a used vehicle is a "doc fee." This fee may be a few hundred dollars but will not be anywhere near the thousands of dollars in hidden fees you can get with a new vehicle, allowing you to enjoy the drives around Countryside, IL.

You can also save money through insurance premiums when you buy a used vehicle. Insurance companies charge you premiums based on how much your car is worth. Since used vehicles typically cost less to purchase, your insurance company will traditionally charge you much less for your monthly premiums. Similarly, you may be able to save money on your registration fees for a used vehicle. Your registration fees will be highest for cars less than three years old and lowest for cars that are at least five years old. These savings can allow you to purchase a different vehicle more frequently and enjoy updating the technology and other accessories.

Lower Cost of Upgrades and Customization

Another major advantage of buying a used vehicle is the lower cost of customizations. Many advanced technologies or accessories can cost thousands of dollars extra when you purchase them on a new vehicle. But when you buy a used vehicle, those accessories can cost you far less. You may end up paying less for a fully customized vehicle with the latest technology if you buy it used than you would if you brought a brand-new model without any customizations to make driving around Broadview a better time.

When you are looking for a used vehicle, our staff here at The Autobarn Subaru of Countryside is happy to help you find the one that is best for your budget. We know your time is valuable, and we will strive to get you into a quality affordable vehicle quickly so you can get back onto the road and back to your busy life. Our staff will help you fill out the paperwork in an efficient manner, get you into the right vehicle to test drive and assist you with any financing questions you might have. Whether you have questions about credit, warranties or specific models of vehicles, our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in any way you need. We will get you back out and cruising the Chicago streets in no time!

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    Countryside, IL 60525

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