Is a Used or Certified Pre-Owned Mazda the Right Option for You?
When you think of car buying, you would normally think of a brand spanking new car. However, there are a lot of different options than just that newest Mazda — why not buy a used or Certified Pre-Owned Mazda vehicle? If you’re not already thinking about it, here are a few good reasons you should:
Cheaper than your average car
Used cars, as a general rule, are significantly cheaper than a new car even if they are only a year old, thanks to good old depreciation, which sets in even as the new car drives off the lot. This helps the new car buyer in two ways—first it lowers the buying price, and then, when it comes time to sell that car, the resale price will be a larger percentage of what you paid for it, since the majority of the depreciation has already occurred.
Certified Mazda vehicles generally are a bit more pricey than your run-on-the-mill used car, but there's a reason for that! Purchasing a Certified Mazda comes with the peace of mind that the car is in pristine condition, and you also get lots of perks - it's ALMOST like buying a brand new car (but still cheaper)! Talk about getting value for your money!
Travel back in time a couple years ago and buying a used car was a risky game. Luckily, though, today buying a used car doesn’t mean rolling the dice on getting a lemon—as technology has advanced, the cars you find in the used car lot have gotten a major upgrade.
And when you buy a Certified Mazda, you know that's it has passed an uncompromising 150-point inspection inside and out to ensure that it's in tip-top condition. PLUS, Certified Mazdas come with additional warranties similar to a new Mazda - so you're covered if something does go wrong.
Up-front cost isn’t the only way a used car saves money—typically, insurance prices are lower on used cars, simply because you paid less for it.
When buying a new car, a dealership will typically have only a set list of models, which only changes when new models are released. However, when perusing a dealership’s used car inventory, variety is the name of the game. New vehicle selections arrive on our lot all the time, including your old Mazda favorites like the Mazda CX-7, MAZDASPEED 3, Mazda5, Mazda RX-8 and more!