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A pre-owned vehicle can be an outstanding investment, learn more today

Why is buying a used car a good idea?

Serra Toyota of Decatur is home to one of the largest and most diverse lineups of new Toyota vehicles in the area. But have you ever given our pre-owned inventory a look, that’s pretty incredible as well. If you’re looking for something affordable and reliable, you are probably also wondering, ‘Why is buying a used car a good idea?’ Luckily, the team of product experts at Toyota of Decatur has some very good reasons you should be visiting our dealership today. Whether you’re looking for a sedan, pickup truck or an SUV we have a pre-owned option that should be able to meet your needs and budget. Let’s take a look at why this makes good financial sense.

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Lower purchase price – Obviously, a pre-owned vehicle is going to have a lower sale price than a brand-new version of the same make and model. However, a well-maintained used car, truck or SUV is also going to retain more of its value versus a new one. An ugly fact of life is that new vehicles depreciate in value as soon as the ink on the paperwork is dry. Used vehicles also depreciate, but at a much slower and steadier rate. An owner that is looking at using a well-maintained vehicle for a trade-in on their next purchase will likely be pleasantly surprised at the appraisal.

More favorable insurance rates – Car insurance can get pricey, especially if the vehicle owner has a less-than-perfect driving record. If you can manage to pay for a used vehicle with cash, being able to carry only the minimum required amount of liability coverage can save a lot of money. Even if you have to take out a loan to buy a pre-owned vehicle, insurance is likely to be less expensive. In any event, be sure to ask your regular insurance agent about ways you can use all available policy discounts.

What does certified pre-owned mean?

Toyota, and just about every other automaker on the planet, operates a certified used vehicle program. The Toyota version offers pre-owned vehicles that have most or all of the advantages of buying a used model but with a few incentives that are usually only available with a new vehicle purchase. Any vehicle that is going to be eligible for the Toyota certified used vehicle program will have to meet certain requirements for age and mileage as well as pass a rigorous inspection process.

If you want to learn more about the lineup of pre-owned vehicles available at Serra Toyota of Decatur, make an appointment with one of our product experts today.