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6 Tips For Finding The Perfect Used Car Near You

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6 Tips For Finding The Perfect Used Car Near You

 

Whether you’ve decided it’s time to buy your first car or you’re replacing an old car, it is worth noting that you can save a significant amount of money by purchasing a used vehicle. When browsing used cars near you at local dealerships or online car sites, the process of finding a car that suits you can be overwhelming at times, especially if it’s your first time buying a car. Fortunately, a few things, such as good planning and research, can go a long way in helping you to make an informed decision on a vehicle. At USA-1’s used car dealer near Elkhart, we have a good grasp of the car buying process, and we understand the challenge that can come with looking for a car. To help you best find your way in the car buying process, we at USA-1’s Elkhart dealership have compiled a list below of six tips to find the perfect used car.

1. Set A Budget

Before browsing any used cars for sale, the first factor you should think about is your budget. You should check your finances to calculate precisely how much you can afford. To calculate this, you should factor in all expenses associated with buying a car, including the cost, initial fees, insurance, and registration. Once you’ve done this, you can then refine your search to the used cars near you that are within your budget.

2. Decide On Specific Car Types

The next factor to consider will depend on how you intend to use your car. Suppose you have a family and enjoy long road trips. If this is the case, you will likely want to search for used SUVs for sale near you. Given this example, it is apparent that your lifestyle will contribute significantly to the best type of vehicle for you.

3. Conduct Thorough Research

Upon deciding on the type of vehicle you want, you can then begin the research phase. You should compare different models within the car type that interests you during your research. When researching, elements to compare are safety ratings, performance, reliability, comfort, styling, and additional features. When it comes to used cars near you, researching the reliability and depreciation of specific models is especially important, as it will be a good indicator of how much life is left in a used car.

4. Find An Appropriate Dealership

Now that you’ve found some vehicle models that interest you, you should ideally find a dealership that specializes in the vehicles you want. For example, if you’re in Elkhart looking for SUVs, you may search “used car dealer near Elkhart with SUVs.” Your search will give you results of the dealerships in Elkhart with a large selection of SUVs. This will provide you with a lot more options to choose from during your search.

6. Get A Vehicle’s History Report

If you find a car that interests you at USA-1’s used car dealer near Elkhart or any other used car dealer, the next step you should take is to get the history report on the vehicle. A vehicle’s history report will indicate how well previous owners maintained a vehicle in the past. It may also highlight some issues that you may have overlooked. For this reason, it is vital to get a car’s history report, as there could be red flags that deter you from buying a car.

7. Test Drive

When you come to browse used cars in Elkhart, Indiana, or anywhere else, one of the most essential parts of your visit will be the test drive. During your test drive, you will be able to get a feel for a vehicle’s handling. During a test drive, you should take your time and be as thorough as possible, comparing every vehicle, in the end, to decide which option is best for you.


 

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Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Beige 
Mileage:
33,215
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 147.0hp
Model #: 
48412F45
VIN:
KMHD74LF6JU523999
Stock #:
523999
Internet Price:  
$15,900
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Exterior: 
Purple
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
47,659
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 185.0hp
Model #: 
53222
VIN:
5XXGT4L32LG409686
Stock #:
409686
Internet Price:  
$17,900
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Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
97,224
Engine:
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Interior: 
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Mileage:
90,538
Engine:
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Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
40,613
Engine:
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Interior: 
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Mileage:
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Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 292.0hp
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Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Jet Black Leather
Mileage:
34,456
Engine:
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Model #: 
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VIN:
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Stock #:
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
48,100
Engine:
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Model #: 
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Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
$18,900
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Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Jet Black/Galvanized 
Mileage:
16,135
Engine:
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Model #: 
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VIN:
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Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
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Exterior: 
Blue
Interior: 
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Mileage:
23,241
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 255.0hp
Model #: 
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VIN:
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Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
$26,900
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Black
Interior: 
Light Neutral Leather
Mileage:
31,083
Engine:
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Model #: 
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VIN:
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Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
$17,900
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Red
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
34,532
Engine:
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Model #: 
1GY69
VIN:
1G11Z5S31KU140013
Stock #:
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Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
38,327
Engine:
4cyl, 2.5L, 197.0hp
Model #: 
1GY69
VIN:
1G11Z5SA3KU134051
Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
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Exterior: 
Blue
Interior: 
Jet Black/Medium Titanium 
Mileage:
78,774
Engine:
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Model #: 
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VIN:
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Interior: 
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Mileage:
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Engine:
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Model #: 
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
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Mileage:
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Engine:
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Model #: 
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VIN:
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Stock #:
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Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
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Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 292.0hp
Model #: 
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
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Mileage:
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Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 147.0hp
Cab Type: 
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Model #: 
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VIN:
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Stock #:
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Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
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Mileage:
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Engine:
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Model #: 
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Exterior: 
Red
Interior: 
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Mileage:
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Engine:
4cyl, 1.5L, 160.0hp
Model #: 
1ZD69
VIN:
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Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
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Black
Interior: 
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Mileage:
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Engine:
4cyl, 2.3L, 310.0hp
Model #: 
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VIN:
1FA6P8THXK5167421
Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
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Exterior: 
Gold
Interior: 
Dune 
Mileage:
56,917
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 288.0hp
Model #: 
P2D
VIN:
1FAHP2D81HG112745
Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
$17,900
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Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Jet Black/Dark Titanium Leather
Mileage:
35,742
Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, hp
Model #: 
1GY69
VIN:
2G11Z5S33K9138938
Stock #:
138938
Internet Price:  
$22,900
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Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Sport Interior Leather
Mileage:
41,867
Engine:
4cyl, 2.5L, 179.0hp
Model #: 
13118
VIN:
1N4AL3AP2JC284441
Stock #:
284441
Internet Price:  
$17,900
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Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Charcoal Black Leather
Mileage:
35,584
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 288.0hp
Model #: 
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VIN:
1FAHP2J81KG116046
Stock #:
116046
Internet Price:  
$24,900
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