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3 Reasons to Buy a Used Vehicle

If you need a newer vehicle, there’s no reason you can’t consider getting a certified pre-owned or used model instead of something fresh off the factory floor. Many used models are in great condition, despite their miles – some come to us pre-owned having barely been driven at all! Best of all, used vehicles are often significantly less expensive than a brand-new model, making them more affordable for the buyer on a budget. Join the used vehicle team here at Strait-Way Kia as we run down a few reasons why buying used might be right for you!

1. Lower Cost

The main reason you might consider getting a used vehicle is that they cost less. The fact is, cars depreciate in value the second they drive off the lot. They can lose as much as 20% of their value in a single year, so a Certified pre-owned or used vehicle as little as a year old can be significantly cheaper than something brand new. This could allow you to purchase something practically new, even lightly used, at a considerably lower price point.

2. More Options

The knock-on effect of the lower cost is that you can shop more options within your price range. Whereas your budget might only allow you to shop smaller cars, or entry-level models for a new vehicle – it might be enough to get a larger, more capable, more luxurious used one. Vehicles as little as a year or two old will still feature many of the same high-tech features you’ll see in a new model, at a fraction of the price. Plus, with the wider range of available used makes and models on our lot at any given time, you’ll have a better chance of finding the perfect vehicle to suit your particular needs.

3. Lower Fees

Driving a used vehicle can cost you less! Right up-front, you can avoid additional shipping or document fees that crop up with some new vehicle purchases. Longer term, insurance rates do go down on older model vehicles. Insurance companies calculate rates based on the value of your vehicle, and an older one is cheaper to repair or replace in the event of an accident. Thus – savings on your insurance fees. Plus, our certified pre-owned program can even help give you some peace-of-mind when it comes to the costs of regular service and maintenance on your older vehicle.

Buy Used with Strait-Way Kia

We have a great used vehicle department, and lots of turnover on the inventory, so you should regularly check out what we have in stock, online. You can also visit one of our showrooms where we can answer your questions about anything on our lot. When the time is right to get your next used vehicle, we should be your first destination in Nova Scotia!