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Where’s the Best Place to Buy a Used Car?

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How Can I Get the Best Deal on a Pre-Owned Car, Truck, or SUV?

Car buyers of today have almost too many places to shop for their next ride. From social media to online classifieds to dealership websites, we are flooded with options and a nearly unending supply of cars. So just where can we go to receive the best deal? Ultimately it comes down to three options: a used car lot, a private transaction, or a dealer. Each choice has its pluses and minuses, but when you are making such a big financial decision you want to give yourself the best chance of getting the best deal possible.

Pre-Owned Car Shopping at the Local Dealer

While many folks will agree that it is the easiest way to buy a car, many believe they can get a better deal somewhere else. Absolutely nothing can equal the customer service we can provide you, even if you could get a lower price somewhere else (likely with even more miles and fewer guarantees).

Advantages of buying your next vehicle here include:

  • Convenient Hours – We’re open long hours of business so that we can be accessible when you need us.
  • Online Buying – Buy online if you can’t make it to us.
  • Delivery of Your Car – We will deliver. Just ask and we’ll see what we can do.
  • Selection – Our selection is bigger than most.
  • CPO Vehicles – For peace of mind, we offer Certified Pre-Owned cars.
  • Objective Pricing – Our trained pricing specialists work hard to set good prices.
  • History Reports of the Vehicle – Know the historical data of your new-to-you car.
  • Easy to Access Reviews – See what others think.
  • Multiple Financing Options – We offer multiple options.
Used Car Buying at Your Local Dealership

Buying with an Independent Seller

Buying Pre-Owned From a Private Seller

If you’re seeking a particular car, particularly an older vehicle, then a private seller may be your only option. You might be able to get a seemingly great price, but you accept nearly all of the risk in this situation. You would be responsible for all of the features found here at the dealer:

  • The Vehicle’s Current Condition – There might be unknown or underlying reasons why they are selling the car.
  • Payments – Many personal sellers want cash, but you can also try financing through your bank. Either way, your choices are smaller.
  • Inspections – An inspection by a 3rd party is suggested before you purchase a used car, but you would be responsible for the cost.
  • History of the Vehicle – You’re responsible for paying for the vehicle history reports.
  • Warranty – You buy as-is, there is no guarantee.
  • Reviews – Good luck finding much information. Can you trust the seller?

Buying From a Used Vehicle Lot

A pre-owned car lot has a few of the same conveniences as a big dealer, like a big choice of cars and the ability to view them online. You can still get a bigger choice of cars and the ability to view them online at an independent used car lot, but they also do offer more risks. While some car lots could be entrenched in the area, several others tend to never last all that long. Here are a few of the other important differences between a car lot and a dealership:

  • CPO – Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are only available at manufacturer-certified dealerships.
  • Used Car Financing – If they even offer in-house financing, their rates are generally higher than most.
  • Vehicle Quality – Be on the lookout for vehicles that have high mileage with potentially questionable pasts.
  • Character – Some car lots prioritize profits over customers.
  • Repair Technicians – Limited technicians on-site, many with limited experience.
  • Repairs – ‘Quick fixes’ may be utilized to maximize profits and save money.
  • Vehicle Inspections – Inspections at used car lots are generally not as thorough.
Shopping From a Vehicle Lot

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Visit Round Rock Nissan for Used Cars & Trucks

Round Rock Nissan is here to help you discover a great choice of pre-owned cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans for sale near Austin, TX. Whether in-person or online, you can buy, sell, trade, or get pre-approved for financing with ease. Our local team of Nissan professionals is devoted to helping you find your next used car, truck, SUV, or minivan, no matter what make or model. Stop in today.

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