The used vehicles shuffle begins again.
When your 85 year old father was in town this weekend he mentioned that he had enough money to buy himself a new pick up. He further explained, though, that the new models really did not have anything that his current truck did not have. A few hours later when he was riding with you in your new car, however, he began to point out all of the features your car had that his current truck did not. By the time dinner rolled around you were talking about switching used vehicles again.
Your oldest daughter, who is also your dad’s oldest granddaughter is already driving a hand me down truck. As the discussions continued, you came up with a plan. You would drive your dad’s newest truck to your daughter at college, and your dad would be there to announce that she was getting an upgrade. When the weekend visit was over, you would take her much older truck back home with you. Your dad would use the oldest vehicle as a trade in on his brand new pick up. It is a win-win situation. Both your dad and your daughter would have different vehicles to drive. And once again, you would be able to dodge the bullet of finding another car for awhile. The fact that both of these used trucks are part of the Ford F-series, America’s best selling truck for 40 consecutive years since its launch in 1977, means that even the older model will still be offered a really good trade in.
Used Cars for Sale Offer Incredible Value in Pricing and Insurance Options
Car dealership new car lots are not always the best buy. And while used cars often offer far more value for the money, if you do not know the history of the used vehicles that you are looking at you are putting yourself at risk. If you do not have a generous grandfather, however, who is willing to pass down his gently used trucks, you have to be able to find a reliable source for any used vehicles that you buy.
Whether you are looking at used Fords, used Toyotas, or any other kind of used vehicles, it is important to make sure that you buy a certified used car or that you have someone you trust inspect any purchase that you make. Often, one of the better options that some buyers find is to purchase their car from non commissioned car sales people, sales people who will make their salary based on the hours that they work, instead of the number of vehicles that they sell in any given month. Consider some of these other statistics about the new and used car buying process:
- According to IHS Markit research, the used car market will continue to expand for the next five years. In fact, more than 20 million vehicles on the road in 2021 will be over 25 years old.
- Non commissioned sales people can often be more honest about the vehicles that they are showing you, Not depending on a commission, they can offer advice, rather than push a sale.
- Instantly buying a used car without doing any research can be a huge mistake.
- Cars, on average, will have three owners in a lifetime.
- Estimates indicate that nearly 40 million used cars exchange hands each year, between dealership sales and private-party transactions.
- Research shows that an increasing trend is the sale of light trucks. In fact, light trucks sales increased more than 7% in 2016. At the end of that year, 60.6% of vehicle sales in the U.S. were light trucks, while cars only accounted for 39.4% of sales.
- Individual preferences often take the lead when the used car process begins.
- Deciding that you will only look at Fords, for instance, can help you narrow your search.
- Eventually, most buyers will at some time by a used vehicle.
Whether it is a new or used vehicle, finding A NICE RIDE takes both patience and attention to detail. Today’s automobiles are an investment, and finding one that is worth the money can be a challenge if you do not have a plan about what you are looking for.