If you’re one of the many used car shoppers in the Denver, Centennial, and Aurora area, we’ve got some inside information that you might want to hear. We want to help you avoid the most common used car buying mistakes so you can be a happy used car owner. Check out our list below and then start shopping at your local used car dealer.
Mistake #1: Not Doing Your Research
The first mistake we often see with used car buyers is thinking that you can get away with less research because you’ll just see what’s on the lot. Here’s the problem with that logic: It limits you to picking from what’s physically on the lot, which changes from day to day.
Another issue is that you don’t actually know what you physically need in your new vehicle before you get here, including vehicle size, power, capability, and fuel economy.
Mistake #2: Failing to Budget
The second most common used car buying mistake we see is failing to come up with a budget before you get to the financial negotiation. You should already know how much you’re looking to pay right now and how much you can afford each month before you start looking for vehicles.
Also think about the long-term financial impact the vehicle will have on your budget and include monthly costs for fuel, insurance, maintenance, and expenses like a new tire in the event of an emergency.
Mistake #3: Failing to Research the Seller
When it comes to buying used car, it can seem like an easier time to go with a private seller for your next used car purchase. And while it may seem like Joe Schmoe on Craigslist has the best deal around, he might be selling you a total dud and you won’t know until he’s long gone.
So before you give anyone your money or even meet up with them, consider shopping at a local used car dealer that’s reputable, has a large inventory, and will provide you with some confidence that the vehicle you’re about to purchase runs well. A local used car dealer will also have certified pre-owned vehicles that have gone through a thorough inspection and rehabilitation prior to being placed on the sales lot.
Shop for a Used Car Today
Avoid the biggest used car buying mistakes by shopping at your local used car dealer, Mile High Honda. We offer a huge inventory of used and certified pre-owned Honda vehicles for you to choose from. Our beautiful showroom is conveniently located at 2777 South Havana Street in Denver, CO.
Our friendly and helpful team of sales professionals will be happy to help you find a used car that fits perfectly within your budget and that meets all of your wants and needs. Our team is here in our showroom to help you Monday through Saturday from 8:30 am until 9 pm.
Start shopping our used car inventory now and then give us a call at 855-537-0202 to schedule a test drive of your favorite.