Shopping for a car isn’t always the easiest thing in the world. It hasn’t been made easier by the generation conditioning that pop culture has perpetuated. The scenario of skeevy salespeople and going through classified ads are as non-existent as someone owning an Edsel or Pinto. Getting a used car is not only easier than ever, but it’s also more advantageous. In case the stigma of buying one is still firmly ingrained in your mind, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why it’s a good idea.


If you’ve ever attempted to buy a new car, you might remember how high the price was. Buying a used or certified pre-owned model costs you significantly less, and you’ll find they’re actually cheaper to insure than something manufactured in the current year. You’re not going to own a used car for the rest of your life, and if this is your first purchase, it’s a great way to learn the ins and outs of ownership.

The Internet Has Made It Easier

You don’t need us to tell you that the internet has revolutionized the way we conduct commerce. Finding a car is easier than it’s ever been, and knowing the history of such is just as simple. You can shop online and compare prices with the click of a button. And thanks to services such as Carfax, you can learn the complete history of your purchase before you make any big choice.

And remember—as a consumer you have the right no know the complete history of anything before buying.

Better Quality is Easier to Find

Finding used vehicles is easy to find, yes. But the ones that have a high standard of quality are easier to come by than ever before. Many manufacturers have certified pre-owned programs. These are cars that have low mileage, were manufactured in recent years, and have been thoroughly inspected by certified technicians and any pre-existing problems have been fixed. Many of these cars are backed by a warranty and have all of the advantages that come with buying new.

Retaining Value

All cars have value that depreciates over time. A new car begins to have its value lowered the moment it’s sold, but a used car does a better job at retaining its value over a lengthy period.