Buying a new car can be extremely expensive today. In addition to the sticker price, new vehicles also often come with additional costs and fees, which can make the total cost outlandishly high. This is why so many consumers are choosing to buy used cars. At Walker Acura, we have a huge inventory of used vehicles and can show or tell you the advantages of buying a used car.

Here are a few of the many advantages of a used vehicle:

  • Lower price – Buying a used vehicle instead of a new one can save you thousands of dollars. If the vehicle is financed, the loan will be paid off much faster.
  • Lower insurance – Insurance premiums are based a lot on how much it cost to repair a vehicle in the case of an accident. Insurance is cheaper on used vehicles because they cost less to repair or replace.
  • Less depreciation – The majority of the depreciation takes place when it's new, so the used vehicle won't lose additional value due to depreciation.
  • Better for the environment – The majority of the harmful emissions that come from vehicles come out when the vehicle is in the early stages of manufacture and delivery.
  • Less additional fees – New vehicles generally have higher "hidden" or additional fees than used vehicles.
  • Inspected & certified – Many used vehicles are sold as certified pre-owned vehicles, which means that they have been inspected, repaired and come with an excellent warranty.
  • Warranties – Although this may not always be the case, some used cars may still have some of the original manufacturer's warranty. If they don't, you may still be able to purchase an extended warranty.
  • Lower fees for registration – In some states, the cost of annual registration is based on the value of the vehicle. Used vehicles will cost less money for annual registration.

With so many great used cars available today, shopping for a good used car can be fun and exciting. If you're ready to make the purchase, check out the inventory of used cars online or come to our dealership in Metairie. We'd love to schedule you for a test drive in the vehicle of your choice.

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