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Best Place for Buying a Pre-Owned Car or Truck

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What’s the Best Way to Look For a Great Deal on a Used Car or Truck?

There are almost too many places to shop for car buyers today. From online classifieds to social media to dealership websites, we are flooded with choices and a nearly endless supply of vehicles. So where can we go to receive the best deal? It boils down to 3 options: a used car lot, a private transaction, or a dealer. Every option has its good and bad parts, but when making such a big financial decision you want to give yourself the best opportunity of getting the absolute best deal possible.



Shopping From the Auto Dealership

While a lot of people will agree that it’s the most convenient way to buy a car, some think they can score a better deal somewhere else. While you may get a cheaper price elsewhere (likely with even more miles and fewer guarantees), nothing can compare to the service we can provide.

A few of the benefits of buying your next vehicle here include:

  • Convenient Open Hours – We have long hours of business to be available when you need us.
  • Online Buying – Buy online when you can’t make it to us.
  • Vehicle Delivery – We will deliver. Just ask. (Exclusions apply)
  • Selection of Used Vehicles – We have a much larger selection than most.
  • CPO Vehicles – We offer Certified Pre-Owned cars for peace of mind.
  • Straightforward Pricing – Our qualified pricing professionals work hard to set fair prices.
  • History Reports of the Vehicle – See the history of the used car you might purchase.
  • Easy to Access Customer Reviews – It’s easy to see what others think.
  • Lots of Options for Financing – We offer multiple options.
Car Shopping From Your Dealership


Shopping at a Used Vehicle Lot

Car Lot Sales

An independent used car lot can offer some of the same benefits as a big dealership, like a large choice of vehicles and the possibility of viewing them online. You can still get a large choice of cars, trucks, or SUVs and the ability to view them online at a used car lot, but they also do offer more risks to buyers. While some car lots may be entrenched in the community, many others appear to never last very long. Here are some of the other important differences between a dealership and a used car lot:

  • Car Inspections – Inspections at used car lots are usually not quite as thorough.
  • Repairs – ‘Quick fixes’ may be used to maximize profits and save money.
  • Mechanics – Limited on-site service mechanics, some with limited experience.
  • Character – Some used car lots pick profits over customers.
  • Vehicle Quality – Watch out for cars that have high miles with potentially dubious pasts.
  • Vehicle Financing – If they even offer in-house financing, their rates are generally higher.
  • No CPO – Certified Pre-Owned cars, trucks, and SUVs are only available at manufacturer-authorized dealerships.


Buying from Private Sellers

If you’re looking for a specific car, particularly an older vehicle, then a private seller may be your only real option. You may get a seemingly great price on the used car you’ve been looking for, but you accept almost all of the risk in this situation. You will be in charge of all of these items found here at the dealer:

  • Reviews – There may be absolutely no background information. Can you trust the seller?
  • Vehicle History – You are paying for the vehicle history reports.
  • Loans – Many personal sellers want cash, but you can also try getting a loan through your own lender. Either way, your options are smaller.
  • No Warranty – Caveat Emptor, Buyer Beware
  • Inspections – A 3rd party pre-purchase inspection is suggested before you purchase a used car, but you’re responsible for the bill.
  • The Vehicle’s Current Condition – There could be unknown or underlying reasons why they are selling the vehicle.
Pre-Owned Cars From Private Sellers


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Visit Bob Howard Toyota for Used Cars & Trucks

Bob Howard Toyota is here to make it easy for you to find a great choice of pre-owned cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans for sale in Oklahoma City, OK. Whether in-person or online, you can buy, sell, trade, or get pre-approved for financing with ease. Our local team of Toyota professionals is dedicated to helping you find your next used car, truck, SUV, or minivan, no matter what make or model. Stop in today.

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