This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content will always be identified.
When you buy a new car, is it truly a new car, or just new to you? The latest trend in car purchases is to buy used. One of the main reasons for this is because of the depletion of value that occurs on a new car as soon as it drives off the lot. Many people prefer to let someone else take that hit on the car and then they will purchase the car. For this reason, Kansas City used car dealerships have become very popular.
The Types of Used Cars on the Lot
The real savvy car shoppers understand the difference in the kinds of cars that can be found on the used car lot. First, there are the cars that were traded in from an individual who came to purchase another car. Second, there are fleet vehicles that belonged to a business. Often, these cars were being leased. Third, there are the cars that come from rental service places. The last group of used cars tends to be the best purchases. When they have been used as a rental, they are far more likely to have had the proper maintenance and care. In addition, they are traded in with fewer miles on them than any other category of used cars. Of course, this means they are going to be the most expensive used cars as well. However, the car will have already had the steep depreciation from the car lot and the next owner is not taking that hit. Fleet used cars are generally okay to purchase because they are likely to have been well maintained too, but they have higher mileage on them. Buying a car that was traded in from an individual can be a steal if there was only one owner of the car and they took good care of it. However, that category of used cars is riskier because some people do not take good care of their vehicles. Having this understanding, the next time you visit Kansas City used car dealerships, ask for the cars with the least mileage and you will have a good idea where the car came from.