5 Reasons Why Buying a Pre-Owned Vehicle is a Good Idea

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If you're thinking about buying a Honda here at Bobby Rahal Honda dealership in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, you'll be able to choose from a wide selection of Honda vehicles, both new and used. The idea of purchasing a pre-owned vehicle possibly hasn't crossed your mind, but you should consider the benefits of doing so. The following are five reasons why buying a pre-owned vehicle might be the way to go:

  1. Pre-owned Vehicles Are Cheaper
  2. The primary reason to purchase a pre-owned vehicle instead of a new vehicle is that when it comes to the bottom line, pre-owned vehicles are cheaper -- often by a lot. You can save thousands of dollars by buying a pre-owned vehicle that's in top-notch condition, even if it's only a couple years older.

  3. You Can Afford More Luxuries
  4. One of the added benefits of the lower cost of pre-owned vehicles is that it becomes easier to afford luxury features. A brand-new car is going to cost a decent chunk of money by itself, but if you add certain features to the base package, it's going to cost even more. Because you'll be saving so much money buying a used car, you may be able to afford a pre-owned vehicle that has been equipped with certain luxury features, such as driver assist or infotainment features.

  5. Pre-Owned Vehicles Can Still Last A Long Time
  6. One of the traditional arguments against buying a pre-owned vehicle in the past was that you would have to buy another vehicle within a few years because used vehicles were more likely to be near the end of their lifespan. However, modern cars are built to last, which means that even if you're buying a car that's more than a few years old, it's still likely to last a long time. So you shouldn't have to worry about having to buy another car in the near future if you buy a pre-owned car.

  7. The Value Won't Depreciate As Much
  8. When you buy a pre-owned vehicle, the value of the car isn't going to diminish that much over time. If you decide to sell the car after a year or two, odds are you'll get pretty close to what you bought it for unless it has major issues. This is not so with a new car. The moment you buy a new car and drive it off the lot, it becomes a used car and loses thousands of dollars in value. In fact, most new cars will lose about 30 percent of their value within the first year.

  9. Car Insurance And Registration Fees Won't Cost As Much

The cost of your car insurance and registration fees are in part determined by the value of the car, which means the less expensive your car is, the less expensive your insurance and registration fees will be.

These are five reasons that you should consider buying a pre-owned vehicle. For information about our wide selection of pre-owned Honda vehicles in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, contact us at Bobby Rahal Honda today.