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Reasons to Consider a Used SUV

Everyone has a special set of reasons to consider buying an SUV or crossover. They are a must if you have a large family. They can also be an excellent option if you regularly need to take a lot of things along with you. If an SUV or crossover is in your future, there are many reasons why buying used might be an excellent option for drivers in Plymouth, MI.

Smart Buy

When looking for an SUV for your commute from Detroit to Ann Arbor, it is easy to walk into the dealership and get carried away by the vehicles on display on the showroom floor. They have that new car smell, and they are all shiny, but you have to keep in mind that this new car you will cost around $13,000 more on average than it would if you bought the previous year's model of the same vehicle.

There are some good reasons to buy a new car, depending on your circumstances, but buying used makes sense to those who are more budget-minded. Most people drive their cars about 12,000 miles a year. This means that if you choose a used car that is under five years old, you still have a good vehicle that still has many miles left for your adventures around Farmington Hills.

Depreciation and Taxes

Within the first three years of ownership, a new car will lose about 54% of its original value. The minute you sign the papers and drive it off the lot, it is a used car. Another thing to remember is that some states charge lower taxes and registration fees on a used car, as opposed to a new one. It might be noted that not all cars depreciate at this high rate. For instance, those that are a bit more fuel-efficient, or that are known for high quality might not lose value as quickly.

Information

With a used SUV, you have a wealth of information available that you do not have with a new vehicle. People have practical experience with the SUV, and they write reviews on it. You can find out about recalls, actual fuel mileage, and read about both good and bad driver experiences. If you see a lot of comments that are all similar, then you can probably consider the information to be fairly accurate.

You can get information about whether the car was privately owned, or whether it was a fleet vehicle. You can also get information on service records. Now, you can have a wealth of information available before you even go to see or test drive the car.

Selection and Choices

For the most part, manufacturers only release a new model every couple of years. Complete model overhauls do not happen every year. They might add a few options, or remove a few, but model changes from year to year are typically minor. However, when you consider the drop-in price, this can mean that you get more SUV for your money when you buy used.

Perhaps there is an option package that you want but could not afford it on a new SUV. If you can find a used model that offers the package, you can often afford to get it when you buy used. You might be able to afford that power panoramic sunroof that you always wanted, or perhaps, those heated seats and steering wheel.

Also, you have a wider selection of used vehicles. You do not have to stick the few new models that come out every year. When it comes to SUVs, there has been a lot of competition recently. What this means for you is that there are even more choices. It also means that you can get be a bit choosier when it comes to finding exactly what you want.

Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Plymouth, MI has a used inventory with many best-selling brands in stock. If you are ready to choose your next ride, stop by for a test drive. Be sure to review your next vehicle on Kelley Blue Book before you buy as well.

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