Now’s a really good time to be buying a pre-owned car. For buyers on a budget, a used model will often get you more for your money, but is it worth paying more for a pre-owned model that is “certified”? It all depends on the vehicle and the market. In case you haven’t heard, the used car market is getting oversaturated. Larger discounts on new cars mean that dealers have to slash prices on their used inventory. That’s good news for savvy consumers. Of course, a lot of car buyers can be a little apprehensive about buying a pre-owned car due to concerns about reliability and warranty coverage. This is why “certified pre-owned” (CPO) cars can be very appealing. Certified cars will often carry a price premium over their non-CPO counterparts. A recent study in Automotive News indicated that millennial ca buyers were willing to pay up to $3,800 more for a certified pre-owned model. That’s a significant jump over older buyers who thought that … [Read more...] about When It’s Really Worth It To Buy A Certified Pre-Owned Car
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THE best selling used cars of the year have been revealed. Data from Gumtree listed the pre-owned motors that were most popular with Brits in 2018, with hatchbacks dominating the top 10. The list acts as a great reference for owners looking to sell their car, as the most popular motors should attract plenty of interest from buyers, meaning you can hold out for the best offer. Unsurprisingly, the Ford Focus was the best selling vehicle for the online marketplace this year. A long-time UK favourite, the versatile motor once again proved popular for its affordability, and the ability to cater for both young professionals and families. British-built Vauxhall Astra and Corsa models also rated highliy among used car sales figures, while the Ford Fiesta came in a close fourth. Top 10 best selling pre-owned cars on Gumtree in 2018 Ford Focus Vauxhall Astra Vauxhall Corsa Ford Fiesta Volkswagen Golf BMW 3 Series Ford Transit Renault Clio Vauxhall Zafira Honda Civic The Ford Transit cemented … [Read more...] about The best selling pre-owned cars of 2018 – motors that will attract the most interest when it comes time to resell
Buying any car, new or used, is a risk. Machines are not perfect, things break/malfunction and sometimes need repair. That is why I try to steer people into “Certified Pre-Owned” vehicles whenever possible. But what is a CPO car and when is it a good deal? If you purchase a new car you have the protection of the manufacturer’s warranty for a few years, if and when hiccups occur. While pre-owned vehicles can certainly save you money over new, they don’t always offer the same level of warranty coverage. But how is a certified pre-owned car different from just a “used” car? Let’s break it down. Certified by whom? The word “certified” gets tossed around a lot on dealership lots. The idea behind it is to offer a little more peace of mind for those buying a pre-owned vehicle. But not all “certifications” are equal. There are basically two types of certification: Manufacturer certified and dealer certified. Most of the CPO … [Read more...] about What Is A “Certified” Pre-Owned Car?
Just as new car shoppers do, used car shoppers want the best car they can buy at the lowest price. But used cars are evaluated differently than new cars, and CarGurus thinks it has the answer. “With our Best Used Car Awards, we’ve identified the vehicles that stand out in their categories in terms of value, quality, and availability,” said Matt Smith, Senior Editor at CarGurus. “For people shopping for a great used car, these award winners are definitely worth a close look.” The online automotive research and car buying company has divided the used car marketplace into 10 different categories, and has analyzed recent-year used vehicles in terms of their long-term value retention, popularity and availability, driver satisfaction, and expert reviews. In each of the 10 segments, it names three award winners, for a total of 30 models. In the interests of full disclosure, I have been a contributing writer to CarGurus for half a decade, reviewing many of the … [Read more...] about What are the best certified pre-owned (CPO) used cars, SUVs, and trucks? We name 10 high-rated models
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Wheels ByTom Voelk April 19, 2018 The only thing more tearful than the goodbyes of dropping a freshman off at college are the four years of tuition, rent, food and books that follow. The College Board pegs the average annual cost, over all, at in-state institutions at $25,290. If your student is turning the tassel this spring, congratulations. Your checkbook deserves a well-earned breather. It might have to endure one last flogging, though. Should that sheepskin result in a job (and let’s hope so!) a vehicle may be needed. Or maybe you have a high school graduate who will be commuting to college, or one diving straight into the working world. Sending them off with a solid automobile is a terrific — albeit extravagant — graduation gift. Even if it’s simply a hefty down payment to get them … [Read more...] about Cars That Will Get Your Grad Down the Road of Life