3 Big Reasons to Buy A Used Truck Instead of a New One
It's no secret that trucks are in big demand today. And that trend shows no sign of slowing down.
So why are trucks so popular? That answer is easy. Trucks have come a long way, baby! Gone are the days of jarring rides, uncomfortable seats, and bare bones gadgets to enjoy.
Today's trucks, including used trucks, are safer, have more comfort features, and softer rides. Plus, trucks now have additional cab seating, a big trend over the last decade.
However, with larger interiors, truck beds have become shorter. The standard 8-foot bed has given way to crew cabs like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Its bed is 5' 8," the shortest bed available, but truck buyers don't seem to mind.
With all these modern conveniences, you might ask why should you buy a used truck? We've got three reasons that make a used pickup a worthy investment.
1. A brand new truck is expensive. And, of course, it depreciates as soon as it leaves our Harrisonburg car lot. If a new pickup simply isn't in your budget, consider a pre-owned one.
The price is significantly cheaper because it has already depreciated. Yet, you still get all the modern conveniences you want in a truck.
Even older models still have a lot of nice gadget conveniences that satisfy the modern consumer while still offering a smooth ride and comfort.
Plus, when you buy a used truck from Joe Bowman Auto Plaza, you can rest assured that the vehicle has passed a rigorous 75-point used auto inspection by our certified mechanics.
To the very best of our ability, the vehicle is in tip top mechanical condition. And, all of the accessories are in 100% working order.
We back up that commitment to quality with either a 30/60/90-day warranty, depending on the age and mileage of the truck.
2. Used trucks have better gas mileage. Trucks like the 2015 Ford F-150 gets 26 MPG. The 2015 Chevy Colorado gets 27 MPG, and the 2016 GMC Canyon gets 27 MPG. And that's just three examples.
Granted, none of these trucks is a V8 torque, but that's why the gas mileage is so much better. These trucks get the job done powerfully without breaking your wallet at the pump. You gotta love that!
3. A truck's work capability doesn't decline with age. Whether you buy a used pickup truck in the $30,000, $20,000, or $10,000 range, as long as it has been properly maintained, the vehicle will remain a workhorse!
Smart Used Truck Buying Advice
Remember to buy only as much truck as you need. For example, if you're not planning to frequently pull a big trailer or carry heavy loads, you don't need a ¾ ton, heavy duty truck.
You'll want to stick with a light duty version, ½ ton size. Are you going to use it for personal transportation? Then a V8 or diesel is going to be a money hog.
The point is, don't get carried away.You know what you'll use the truck for, buy accordingly!
To learn more about Joe Bowman Auto Plaza, visit our website: www.joebowmanautoplaza.com.