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Where to Purchase a Used Car or Truck?

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Where Can I Find the Best Deal on a Used Car or Truck?

There are almost too many places to shop for today’s car buyers. From social media to online classifieds to dealer websites, we’re flooded with options and a nearly endless supply of cars. So where can one go to receive the best deal on a pre-owned vehicle? It boils down to 3 choices: a used car lot, a private transaction, or a dealer. Every option has its pros and cons, but when you are making such a big financial decision you want the best deal you can.


Buying Pre-Owned From an Independent Seller

If you are searching for a rare car, particularly an old car, then a personal seller may be your best option. You may get a great price, but you as the buyer accept almost all of the risk. You would be in charge of all of these features found at the dealership:

  • Customer Reviews – Good luck finding any info. Do you believe the seller?
  • No Warranty – Caveat Emptor, Buyer Beware
  • Vehicle History – If you want the vehicle history report, you will be paying for one.
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections – An inspection by a 3rd party is suggested before you buy, but you are on the hook for the cost.
  • Financing – While many private sellers want cash, you can also try getting a loan through your bank. Either way, your choices are limited.
  • The Current Condition of the Vehicle – There might be underlying or unknown reasons for selling the vehicle.
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Pre-Owned Car Buying From Your Dealer

Pre-Owned Car Buying From Your Auto Dealership

While many people will agree that it is the easiest way to buy a pre-owned car, there are some that believe they can score a better deal somewhere else. Absolutely nothing can compare to the customer service we provide, even if you could possibly get a lower price somewhere else (likely with a lot of miles and fewer guarantees on condition).

A few of the advantages of buying your next vehicle here include:

  • Lots of Financing Options – We boast multiple options.
  • History Reports of the Vehicle – See the historical data of the pre-owned car you may purchase.
  • CPO Vehicles – We offer Certified Pre-Owned cars for peace of mind.
  • Delivery of Your Car – We can deliver. Just ask and we will see what we can do. (Exclusions apply)
  • Helpful Hours – We’re open extended hours to be available when you need us.
  • Lots of Customer Reviews – It’s easy to see what others think.
  • Pricing that is Straightforward – Our trained appraisal specialists work diligently to offer fair prices.
  • Selection – Our selection is bigger than most.
  • Online Buying – You can buy online when you can’t make it to the dealership.


Buy Here Pay Here Car Lots

A used car lot can offer some of the same conveniences of a big dealership, such as a bigger selection of vehicles and the possibility of browsing them online. You can still get a large choice of vehicles and the possibility of browsing them online at a pre-owned car lot, but they do offer more risks to shoppers. While some could be entrenched in the community, many others seem to come and go quickly. Here are a few of the other main differences between a used car lot and a dealership:

  • Inspections – Inspections at car lots are usually not quite as thorough.
  • Pre-Sale Repairs – To save money and maximize profits ‘quick fixes’ may be employed.
  • Mechanics – Limited repair technicians on-site, many with minimal experience.
  • Character – Some used car lots choose profits over customer service.
  • Vehicle Quality – Be on the lookout for high mileage cars with potentially questionable backgrounds.
  • Financing – If they provide financing, their interest rates are usually higher than most.
  • No Certified Pre-Owned – CPO vehicles are available only at manufacturer-certified dealerships.
Buying From the Car Lots


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Visit Volkswagen of Kearny Mesa for Used Cars

Volkswagen of Kearny Mesa welcomes you to browse our diverse selection of used cars and SUVs for sale in San Diego, CA. Buy, sell, trade, or even get pre-approved for financing, online or in-person. We provide quality, convenience, and competitive pricing that you can depend on. Visit our San Diego area used car lot today. We look forward to serving you.

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