Shopping for a used car? If you’re anything like us, you want to ensure you get the best deal possible. After all, buying a car is a big investment that should last you at least a few years to come. That’s why we’ve got tips straight from our Orlando used car sales specialists to help you make sure you scout out the best deal for your budget AND your drive time needs. Check out our top five tips for making it happen!
Our used car shopping tips can save you big bucks
Tip #1: Do research. It’s important to do a little investigating before you actually hit the lot. It’ll save you a lot of time (and subsequently headaches), as well as help you ensure you get the BEST deal on your Orlando used car. Make a list of the qualities your car has to have and cross-reference it with the selection of cars available to you – remember, you want a car that matches your needs well. You’ll also feel more confident in your car shopping experience if you have knowledge on your side!
Tip #2: Focus on overall price. A lot of people tend to gravitate to and focus on the monthly payment rather than the overall price of the car, but the payment folds in interest and doesn’t truly reflect the value of the vehicle. Focus on the overall price of the used car you want to buy and make sure that it’s priced for what you think it’s worth! Also, be sure to ask about things like dealer fees, tag, title, accessories, and tax before you sign the dotted line so nothing comes a surprise.
Tip #3: Be open to variety. Have your heart set on one particular used car in Orlando? Be open to other options, too – that car may turn out not to be a great fit when you test drive it, or maybe it’s a little out of your budget range. Don’t get so stuck on that one car that you turn a blind eye to similar options that may be a better fit when all is said and done! Take a few cars out on the road to see which one is REALLY the best option.
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Tip #4: Don’t buy on a whim. NEVER buy a car on a whim! Go in prepared with information beforehand, and be sure you do a thorough inspection as well as a test drive before you sign the dotted line. There’s nothing like buyer’s remorse, especially on a big purchase like a vehicle!
Tip #5: Never skip the test drive. The test drive allows you to see a whole new side of the Orlando used vehicle you’re thinking about buying. It’ll let you sit in the seat and ensure everything is laid out the way you need it to be, as well as let you see how the car handles in real time AND alert you to any issues that may not be noticeable at first glance.
Want more tips, or want to get shopping? Call Toyota of Clermont today at (888) 590-6090!