South Trail Kia
Posted on October 9, 2020
If you're looking to buy a used car, you have a choice. You can browse the classifieds to find a private buyer, or take a trip to your local dealership. Which option should you choose? Savvy car buyers know that a dealership makes a better choice than a private sale, for seven excellent reasons.
When you buy from a used car dealership, you'll have a wider range of models to choose from. Most of the inventory will be made up of trade-in cars, and there'll be a large variation in the types of models available. If you're looking for luxury, you can find it. Or if you want a low-cost daily drive, it's all there under one roof.
And at a used dealership you can check out several potential purchases in one session, saving time and effort compared to touring around multiple private sellers before settling on the vehicle you want.
When you buy from a private seller, you have little or no comeback if the car turns out to have problems a few months down the line. A used dealership can offer more security and peace of mind. Most used dealerships offer comprehensive pre-sale checks to guarantee quality, and also optional warranties to cover any repairs or faults which might arise after the sale.
Any used car dealer wants to build a reputation for honesty, value, and reliability. If they have unhappy customers, word will spread and the business will soon be in trouble. This translates into a much higher level of service compared to a private seller, whose interest in the deal usually ends once the sale is completed.
Used car dealerships can offer great trade-in terms for your current car when you want to upgrade. You can take your old car to the dealership and drive a new vehicle away on the same day, without the hassle and delays of selling your old car privately.
Used dealerships will post an attractive sticker price on their cars to encourage a quick sale, but that's not the end of the story. Car dealers are happy to negotiate on price or optional extras to secure the deal, compared to a private seller who will usually have a fixed price in mind which they won't deviate from.
Lastly, a used car dealership can arrange finance on favourable terms as part of their sales package. With a private seller, you'll need to save up the full purchase price or negotiate a loan with your bank. With a dealership, finance can be quick, easy, and affordable, even if your credit rating isn't perfect.
At South Trail Kia we pride ourselves on having one of the largest inventories of any used car dealer in Calgary. Contact us now to arrange a test drive from our wide range of used cars from Kia and other carefully selected brands.
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