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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.


 

Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Black Interior 
Mileage:
67,639
Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 292.0hp
Model #: 
LXCH48
VIN:
2C3CCAAGXCH126800
Stock #:
126800
Internet Price:  
$14,900
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Black Leather
Mileage:
31,260
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 255.0hp
Model #: 
H5322
VIN:
KNAE25LA0J6017524
Stock #:
017524
Internet Price:  
$26,900
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Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Charcoal Black Leather
Mileage:
35,584
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 288.0hp
Model #: 
P2J
VIN:
1FAHP2J81KG116046
Stock #:
116046
Internet Price:  
$24,900
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Exterior: 
Green
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
80,431
Engine:
4cyl, 1.4L, 138.0hp
Model #: 
1PX69
VIN:
1G1PC5SB4F7119941
Stock #:
119941
Internet Price:  
$9,995
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Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Dark Atmosphere/ Medium Ash Gr 
Mileage:
27,077
Engine:
4cyl, 1.5L, 160.0hp
Model #: 
1ZC69
VIN:
1G1ZB5STXKF130298
Stock #:
130298
Internet Price:  
$18,900
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Exterior: 
Red
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
61,459
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 275.0hp
Model #: 
1AG37
VIN:
1G1FB1RXXH0182899
Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
$22,900
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Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
35,510
Engine:
8cyl, 6.2L, 455.0hp
Cab Type: 
2dr Car
Model #: 
1AJ67
VIN:
1G1FF3D7XJ0139404
Stock #:
139404
Internet Price:  
$36,900
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Exterior: 
Red
Interior: 
Charcoal 
Mileage:
34,726
Engine:
4cyl, 2.5L, 182.0hp
Model #: 
13519
VIN:
1N4BL4DV3KC108519
Stock #:
108519
Internet Price:  
$19,900
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Ebony 
Mileage:
29,478
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 245.0hp
Model #: 
P0T
VIN:
3FA6P0T93KR271465
Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
$22,900
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Exterior: 
Red
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
44,922
Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 305.0hp
Model #: 
LADH22
VIN:
2C3CDZAG4JH246536
Stock #:
246536
Internet Price:  
$24,900
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Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Charcoal 
Mileage:
59,089
Engine:
4cyl, 1.8L, 130.0hp
Model #: 
12014
VIN:
3N1AB7AP5EL679571
Stock #:
679571
Internet Price:  
$10,900
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Exterior: 
Other
Mileage:
44,829
Engine:
4cyl, 1.5L, 181.0hp
Model #: 
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VIN:
3FA6P0HD5KR112749
Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
$17,900
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Exterior: 
Red
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
40,526
Engine:
4cyl, 1.8L, 132.0hp
Model #: 
1864
VIN:
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Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
$17,900
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Charcoal 
Mileage:
48,905
Engine:
4cyl, 1.8L, 124.0hp
Model #: 
12019
VIN:
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Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
$14,900
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Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
58,963
Engine:
8cyl, 5.7L, 375.0hp
Model #: 
LADP22
VIN:
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Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
$28,900
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Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Black Leather
Mileage:
19,161
Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 292.0hp
Model #: 
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VIN:
2C3CCAEG1JH314015
Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
$24,900
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Charcoal 
Mileage:
26,285
Engine:
4cyl, 1.8L, 124.0hp
Model #: 
12219
VIN:
3N1AB7AP9KY355084
Stock #:
355084
Internet Price:  
$15,900
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Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Gray 
Mileage:
26,422
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 147.0hp
Model #: 
47422F45
VIN:
5NPD84LFXJH219148
Stock #:
219148
Internet Price:  
$15,900
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Exterior: 
Purple
Interior: 
Beige 
Mileage:
34,644
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 185.0hp
Model #: 
53222
VIN:
5XXGT4L32JG202034
Stock #:
202034
Internet Price:  
$15,900
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Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Ebony 
Mileage:
69,282
Engine:
6 Cylinder, 3.5L
Model #: 
1WB19
VIN:
2G1WB58K281197186
Stock #:
197186
Internet Price:  
$10,900
an On-Star System so you can get help when you need it, Keyless Entry, and Voice Command Features. an included Anti-Theft System to deter car thieves and vandals, Multi-Information Display, and Steering Wheel Cruise Controls. an Auxiliary Audio Input, an MP3 Player / Dock, and an Auxiliary Power...   Read More
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