Should I Buy a Used Car?

When looking for your next vehicle, our Toyota experts at Bob Smith Toyota are here to help. We have a large inventory of new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs for sale, you’re sure to find the best-suited option based on your wants and needs.

If you’re wondering about the pros of buying used, here’s a look at how a pre-owned Toyota model could benefit you.

Pros of Buying Used

The first big advantage of buying used, and probably the most important, is the savings. Most of the time you’ll pay less for a pre-owned Toyota model compared to the new version. If you want to upgrade models or trims, this is great news since you may be able to afford that upgrade in a used version.

Another pro of buying a pre-owned vehicle is that your insurance rates may be positively impacted. Usually rates are lower, at varying degrees, when you buy used over new.

And finally, depreciation is a big benefit of buying used. Some new cars lose around 40 percent of their value just within the first year. If you buy a pre-owned model instead, you won’t see that sharp decline so quickly.

Cons of Buying Used

A used car may have an accident or extensive service history, whereas a new car doesn’t have any history at all. However, nearly all our pre-owned Toyota models come with a vehicle history report, which lays out all pertinent details of its past life.

Another con is that used vehicles may not have the most recent technology updates. Again, for some this is not a deal-breaker, but don’t expect the pre-owned model to have everything that’s just been released.

Whatever you decide to purchase, visit our Toyota dealers in La Crescenta to discuss your options. We’ll set you up with a test drive and walk you through the financing process.