2017 is coming – New Year’s Eve is this Saturday! Are you ready to ditch your unreliable and expensive old ride and get into a new one? Then it may be time to start shopping used cars at our dealership. We’ve got a wide selection, including used Toyota, used Honda, used Nissan, used Ford, used Dodge, and more. However, buying a new ride isn’t as simple as just signing the dotted line. You’ve got to prep beforehand and be ready when you arrive at the dealership, and that’s where Toyota of Orlando comes in.
Prepare for used car shopping from the comfort of your couch
Most of your preparation for buying a used car in Orlando can be done from the comfort of your couch, believe it or not. Here are some things you’ll want to do before you head out – grab a paper and pen!
Start making lists. You’ll want a must-have list (full of features you HAVE to have, like certain fuel efficiency or space requirement) and a like-to-have list (full of things that you’d like to have, but can do without if push comes to shove). Think about fuel efficiency, performance, safety, and techology.
Nail down mileage and budget. Think about how much mileage you’re comfortable with on an Orlando used car – remember, the higher the mileage, the more maintenance and repairs you’ll probably need down the road. Also, think about price! Look into both overall price and monthly payment; both are important to consider. And don’t forget, when you’re contemplating price you should also factor in car insurance costs, as well as estimated routine maintenance. What’s your overall number?
Use Toyota of Orlando tips to nail down the perfect used vehicle
Choose a make and model. Use your lists to scope used cars and choose matches for your needs. This will make your shopping experience less overwhelming and a lot faster.
Search for recalls and reviews. You’ve got your make and model chosen, so now it’s time to get real-life reviews on it and look for any recalls. That’s the beauty of shopping Orlando used cars – people have driven them, so you can get the scoop on whether or not they’re a solid bet for you. And search recalls to see if anything has come up that might be a problem!
Decide where you’re going to shop. Will you be searching for a ride from a private seller? Or would you rather buy from a dealership? There are pros and cons to both, so make sure you do your research to see which suits you.
Check the inventory. Again, from the comfort of your couch, check out online inventory at Toyota of Orlando to see if our used cars include the make and model you want. And don’t forget, even if we don’t have EXACTLY what you want in terms of make and model, our sales specialists can help you find other options that meet your needs.
Now it’s time to actually shop! Come on down to Toyota of Orlando to see what we’ve got in store for you; we’re open seven days a week at 3575 Vineland Road, just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall. Call today at (888) 725-3520 to schedule an appointment with one of our sales specialists!