Buying a used car in Orlando is a pretty exciting experience – you finally get to get behind the wheel of a new ride, and you’ll have something that’s more reliable, more efficient, more stylish, and more FUN than your last car. However, don’t let the excitement cloud your vision! Occasionally, drivers get so excited about shopping that they forget to do their research, OR they get caught up in the moment and buy a car they love without really figuring out if it’s the right one for them. That’s where we come in! We have tips to help you ensure you get the RIGHT Orlando used car, so let’s get started!
Which qualities does your next used car HAVE to have?
First, make your list. You know what list we’re talking about – the one you’re supposed to compile before you start used car shopping. Our Orlando Toyota sales specialist recommend thinking about the following elements:
- Price – make sure you think about price AND monthly payment!
- Fuel efficiency
- Passenger and cargo space
- Technology – think about both safety and entertainment features
- Performance necessities
Make a list of must-have qualities AND nail down your price/payment preferences before you even leave the house. This will help you stay on track when you visit our Orlando used car dealership! It’s easier to ignore a car that catches your eye if it doesn’t meet your specifications.
Next, start thinking about the make and model you want – you should also do a bit of research to make sure there haven’t been any major recalls on that car, as well as to find out if there are any common problems with the vehicle. If there are, you may want to reconsider that particular Orlando used car, and you can cross it off your list before you get to the dealership! That will help bring down the number of options, too.
Pick a price range BEFORE you get to Toyota of Orlando!
When you arrive at Toyota of Orlando to start test driving cars, give your list of must-haves AND your price requirements to the product salesperson that’s going to help you! This will help them narrow the search even further for you, and it’ll let them know ahead of time NOT to show you vehicles that are out of your price range or don’t have the qualities you need in a new ride. Keep your list handy so you can check it off as you inspect the car – that way you know it’s the right ride for you!
Lastly, try not to get TOO caught up in your excitement. We know, it’s exciting! But keeping that list handy and going through it with your salesperson will help you ensure that you get everything you need. You can be excited after you’ve signed the dotted line!
Ready to start used car shopping? Come on down to Toyota of Orlando today! We’re open seven days a week at 3575 Vineland Road, just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall. You can also check out our inventory and specials online, or call us for more info at (888) 725-3520!