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Good as New: The Advantages of Owning a Pre-owned Ride

by ellsworthmciltrot

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The advantage of owning a used car is that you don’t have to worry about depreciation after a car is a year old or so, which is what happens with new cars. Buying a well-maintained car that is less than five years can cost almost half of the original price of the new one. Anyway you look at it, it is a good deal: getting the most in value at the least price.

Certified pre-owned cars may not carry the same warranties as new ones but the original service warranty on the new one is transferable to the second owner, at no charge. Authorized dealers also offer the option for buyers of late-model used cars to extend the service warranty if they so choose.

A sense of assurance is crucial when buying a used car. Your best option when buying pre-owned is to purchase your car at a manufacturer’s dealership where you are assured that every car sold on the lot was inspected and has passed strict requirements for certification.

For savings of service warranties, the used cars Edmonton promotes are better bargains. Look at it this way: According to Jason Steele of Money Crashers, you can buy a 2007 Porsche for the price of a 2011 Honda. So it’s like paying $25,000 for $50,000 high-end car.

Furthermore, when a new car owner opts for dealer-installed options, such as a protective film or anti-rust coating, which do not really add a dollar to the resale value, a second buyer of this car does not really pay for these features, but do end up getting the addition he didn’t ask for. Similarly, used cars Edmonton dealerships may offer to sell you a used car with features you do want. You don’t have to pay for any dealer-installed packages; the built-in features in your car adds up to be far more affordable, in the long run.

Buying used cars in Edmonton also saves you the trouble of paying for additional fees on a new car such as shipping charges and destination fees. All you have to pay for at the DMV for your used car are the registration fees and title. Registration fees fall dramatically during the first few years after its manufactured date, so this may leave you with a good amount of savings. For a list of the advantages of buying pre-owned cars, visit

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