The Advantages of Buying a Used Car


When it comes to your next vehicle purchase, you may be considering your option of whether to buy a new or used vehicle. There are certainly advantages for both options, so before you make a final decision, make sure that you’re aware of all the pros and cons. You might be surprised to learn that purchasing a used vehicle comes with several advantages, especially when it comes to weighing out the value for the money you pay. So, why would purchasing a used vehicle be a smart choice? Here are just a few reasons:

Owning a used car offers you more value for your money.

The value of a new vehicle can depreciate quickly. Typically, the value of a new vehicle will depreciate 25-30% within the first year of being driven off the lot. As a new vehicle owner, you can anticipate that the largest portion of depreciation will occur within that first year. After that first year, the rate of depreciation will slow. If you decide to purchase a used vehicle instead, you’ll know that the quickest rate of depreciation has already been paid off by the previous owner. Your used vehicle will now depreciate at a slower rate, providing you with greater overall vehicle value for what you pay.

Your used car will come with a complete vehicle history report.

You’ll be fully informed when it comes to your used vehicle’s history. Each used vehicle is sold with a full report of the vehicle’s previous history, including collisions and past repairs. At our AutoPark Superstores, each vehicle comes with a Carfax report, which provides a precise and reliable breakdown of its history. You’ll always know the condition of the vehicle you purchase, and whether you’re looking to have it for a long time or a short while, you can better assess which vehicle is best for you.

You might worry less about depreciation or minor damages.

Perhaps you know that you won’t need your vehicle for a long time. Perhaps your used vehicle isn’t your main vehicle. But you need something reliable and practical. If you need a ride to get you around during those cold months of the year, you may want a secondary car that can better handle snowy and icy weather conditions. Since this car won’t be your main vehicle, you may worry less about its depreciating value or if there are minor scrapes and dings. Purchasing a used vehicle is certainly less expensive than a new one, and as a result, the used vehicle cost can be more justifiable for the amount of times you’re behind the wheel.

Used cars can meet any budget.

If you’re working on a strict budget, used vehicles can provide you with more options to meet your needs. Whether you’re looking for a vehicle with better fuel economy or more cargo space, you can browse a variety of inventory within your budget. An advantage of buying from one of our AutoPark Superstores is that all inventory has been safetied. This means that you can still find a vehicle within your budget and you won’t have to worry about additional fees to safety your vehicle. Having your vehicle safetied means that it has been inspected by a licensed technician and that it has passed the minimum safety standards to be driven on the road.

When shopping for your next vehicle, there are lots of great reasons to consider a used one. A used vehicle may make more sense for your everyday driving needs, or it might provide you with more value if you’re shopping on a fixed budget. Whatever your reasons may be, AutoPark provides you with an expansive inventory of options to help you get exactly what you’re looking for.


To serve you better, we have 4 AutoPark locations in the GTA – Barrie, Brampton, Georgetown in Mississauga. No matter which location is most convenient for you, you’ll receive expert advice from our passionate Sales team. We’ll also work with inventory from any AutoPark location to deliver you with the vehicle that best meets your needs.

Contact our team today to shop our inventory and request a test drive. Experience for yourself why a pre-owned vehicle is a great choice!