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Where Should I Buy a Used Car or Truck?

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Where Can I Get a Great Deal on a Pre-Owned Car or Truck?

Today’s car buyers have almost too many places to shop for their next ride. From online classifieds to social media to websites, we’re flooded with options and a seemingly infinite supply of vehicles. So just where can we go to find the best deal? Basically, it comes down to three options: a small car lot, a private transaction, or a dealer. Each option has its pros and cons, but when you are making such a big financial decision you want the absolute best deal you can.


Pre-Owned Car Shopping at Your Auto Dealer

While a lot of people would agree that it’s the simplest way to buy a pre-owned car, many believe they can get a less expensive deal somewhere else. While you might get a lower price somewhere else (likely with a lot of miles and with fewer guarantees), nothing can equal the service we can provide you.

A few of the benefits of buying here include:

  • Helpful Hours – We’re open extended hours so that we can be available when you need us.
  • Online Buying – make it to the dealer, you can shop online 24/7.
  • Vehicle Delivery – We will deliver. Just ask.
  • Huge Selection – We have a much larger selection than most.
  • Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles – For peace of mind, we offer CPO cars.
  • Straightforward Pricing – Our experienced vehicle specialists work diligently to provide good prices.
  • Vehicle History Reports – Get the history of the car you might purchase.
  • Lots of Reviews – See what other buyers think.
  • Many Options for Financing – We boast multiple ways to get you financed.
Used Car Buying From Your Dealership


Buying Pre-Owned From an Independent Seller

Independent Seller Auto Purchases

If you’re seeking a particular car, especially an old car, then a private seller may be your only option. You may get a seemingly great price, but you as the buyer assume all of the risk in this situation. You will be responsible for all of these features found here at the dealership:

  • Reviews – There may be absolutely no background information. Do you believe the seller?
  • Vehicle History – If you want a history report, you’ll be paying for one.
  • Loans – Many personal sellers want cash, but you can also try financing through your own lender. Your choices are smaller either way.
  • No Warranty – There is none. You buy as-is, there is no guarantee.
  • Pre-Purchase Maintenance Inspections – An inspection by a 3rd party is suggested, but you’re responsible for the bill.
  • The Vehicle’s Current Condition – There might be reasons for selling the car.


Buy-Here-Pay-Here Used Lots

A used car lot offers a few of the same conveniences of a bigger dealer, such as a big choice of cars, trucks, or SUVs and the possibility of viewing them online. You can still get a bigger choice of vehicles and the ability to browse them online at an independent pre-owned car lot, but they do present more risks. While some car lots may be entrenched in the local community, several others tend to never last very long. Here are some of the other main differences between a dealership and a car lot:

  • No CPO – Certified Pre-Owned cars are available only at certified dealerships.
  • Vehicle Financing – The interest rates are generally higher if they even provide in-house financing.
  • Vehicle Quality – Be on the lookout for high mileage cars with potentially questionable histories.
  • Character – Some car lots choose profitability over customers.
  • Service Technicians – Car lots often just have limited on-site mechanics, many with limited experience.
  • Repairs – To maximize profits and save money ‘quick fixes’ may be used.
  • Inspections – Inspections at used car lots are usually not quite as comprehensive.
Pre-Owned Vehicle Lots


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Choose Gillman Honda Fort Bend for Used Car & Truck Sales

Gillman Honda Fort Bend delivers on our promise of exceptional service and value. Learn why Team Gillman is Rosenberg’s location for used cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans for sale near you. Our team members are standing by ready to help you find your next new, pre-owned, or certified pre-owned vehicle. Get pre-approved for used car financing online or in-person. Drop in for a test drive or conveniently purchase online.

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