Buying a used car is a great solution for just about any driver around Centennial, Aurora, and Denver, CO. They pack tons of value, and if you buy a newer model year, it may come with many of the same features as the latest model.

It's no wonder that you're looking for a used car buying guide. Our team at Mile High Honda is here to deliver. We created this step-by-step used car buying guide to assist you through the whole process. Let's dive in!

1. Find Your Ideal Used Car

The first step to buying a used car is finding one that fits your lifestyle. That's easy when you browse online. You can shop from your couch, in the kitchen, or your office. Our entire pre-owned inventory will be right in the palm of your hand. Use our search tool to find the vehicle with the specific features you desire.

We are especially proud of our used Honda models since there's one for everyone. Check out a used Honda Civic if you need an energetic and efficient sedan to kick your commutes up a notch. We also have used Honda SUVs like the Pilot for sale.

2. Locate a Used Car Dealer Nearby

Finding the right used car is important. Finding a dependable used car dealer is equally as crucial. If you're shopping in the Denver area, come to our dealership. Our staff is ready to help you find the pre-owned vehicle that fits into your lifestyle.

Buying certified pre-owned (CPO) is another great option, and you can do that right here at our dealership. Our Honda CPO cars must pass a 182-point inspection before they hit our lot. They're also backed by a confidence-inspiring 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

3. Check the Vehicle History Report

There it is, the used car you want to drive home in. However, before you take a test drive and start the financial process, you'll need to check out the CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™. It will give you more information on details, like:

  • Service records
  • Reported accidents
  • Title history
  • Number of previous owners

It's easy to get a vehicle's service records at a reputable used car dealer. Today's cars are built to last but require scheduled maintenance and care to stay in tip-top shape. Whether it was a simple oil change or a new set of brakes, it's important to make sure the previous owners took care of the vehicle you purchase.

4. Take Your Favorite for a Test Drive

It's time for the test drive, which is possibly the most exciting part of the car-buying journey. At least second only to officially driving home in your very own car. It's also a very important step in the process. It gives you an opportunity to assess the car's condition and see if it's really the right vehicle for you.

Here are a few important things to look for during a test drive:

  • Is the driving position and seat comfortable?
  • Is there enough headroom and legroom?
  • Do you smell anything out of the ordinary, like gas or burning oil?
  • Do the brakes squeak when you press the pedal?
  • Be sure to make sure the headlights, wipers, and all other controls work properly.

5. Finance Your Used Car

Financing is the final step in the process, and it's simple when you work with the team at our finance center. Start by examining our pre-owned specials online. When you see one that works with your future goals, fill out an online finance application to get preapproved.

Do you have a trade-in? It could help streamline the buying process further. Our team can value your trade, so you have a better idea of how much can go toward the down payment for your next one.

Start the Process of Buying a Used Car

When you're ready to get behind the wheel of your very own used car, start the process with our dealership near Centennial, Aurora, and Denver, Colorado. We'll help guide you through each step in the process, so you can hit the road with confidence.

Contact Mile High Honda today!

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Mile High Honda

2777 South Havana St.
Directions Denver, CO 80014

  • Sales: 303-872-5002
  • Service: 720-408-6947
  • Parts: 720-463-1518


  • Monday 8:30AM - 9:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:30AM - 9:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:30AM - 9:00PM
  • Thursday 8:30AM - 9:00PM
  • Friday 8:30AM - 9:00PM
  • Saturday 8:30AM - 9:00PM
  • Sunday Closed