It’s a tale as-old-as-time, should I buy a new or used truck? Many people are quick to take one side or the other, but there is still a handful of people who are on the fence. In people’s minds buying a new truck means brings forth a sense of accomplishment, but why can that not be found when purchasing a pre-owned truck?
Buying a pre-owned truck is one of the smartest decisions that a person can make. Yes, there are pros and cons of purchasing a pre-owned vehicle, but if you sit down and think about it, the same is true for purchasing new.
Buying a Used Truck Means a Lower Price
You read that right, and we know that you are happy about that! Who doesn’t love to save money? Trucks are expensive, period. They are built with a solid framework that is designed to withstand the test of time and terrain, not to mention the added technologies. All of these combine to produce a hefty MSRP that is averaging $30,000 right now; that is for a base model of a new truck.
However, used trucks will be listed at a lower price point, one that is sure to make your wallet happy, all thanks to a little thing we like to call depreciation. Here is a pro hint, chose a used truck that is between ten and twenty years old, and you will find the best price.
Aren’t Used Trucks Beat Up and No Good?
Great question, but not necessarily. True, there are going to be a handful of pre-owned trucks that are going to have excessive amounts of wear and tear on the frame, engine, transmission, and transaxle due to the intense jobs they performed. If this is the case with the pre-owned truck you are looking at, then do not buy it.
Clean, one-owner trucks are the best to purchase used, and our lot is scattered with these gems, so be sure to check out our inventory. We perform thorough inspections of all trucks before listing them for sale to ensure quality.
Used Trucks are a Great Investment
If you chose to sell the used truck that you purchased down the road, your return on your initial investment would be significantly higher than if you purchased a new truck. The moment that a new truck is driven off of a car lot, the value drops immensely, this means that no matter how good of care you give your truck, it will never be worth the same amount as when you purchased it.
Now, on the flipside. If you purchase a used truck, the depreciation in value is far less intense. Used trucks retain more of their value since they are not being driven off the lot brand new.
Have we convinced you to purchase a used truck yet?
Contact Stallons Auto Today
We pride ourselves on offering residents in the Hopkinsville, Kentucky community a superior purchasing experience. The vehicles that we place in our inventory are of the highest quality, and our used truck selection is complete with the latest models and technological advances. Give us a call at 270-885-1631, or if you are in the area, stop by 1944 West 7th Street, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240.