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How do I buy a used car wisely?

Buying an Elkhart used car can be a wonderful way to get the most car for your money. But buying used cars for sale also involves more risk than shopping for a new car. What is the smartest way to buy a used car? Working with a reputable car dealership in Elkhart, Indiana, of course!

USA-1 is a buy here, pay here dealership boasting a huge selection of reliable options. Whether you're looking for a used minivan or a used truck for sale, you can count on our selection. With incredible choices available for every budget, there's something for every customer at USA-1. Before you visit our showroom to check out our used SUVs for sale near you, let's review some best-practice wisdom for buying a used car. Our goal is to help you get into the ideal Elkhart used car for your lifestyle!

  • Start with a firm and realistic budget for your next used car for sale. It's best to decide on a budget well before you begin browsing used cars. Since it's easy to get swept up in the excitement and fall in love with a car you can't afford, we encourage customers to choose a budget before visiting USA-1.

  • Every customer's budget will be different. Conventional wisdom suggests that you shouldn't spend more than 20% of your take-home pay on your automotive budget. But if you use your vehicle for work, it can make sense to spend a little more than 20%. However, if you don't drive very often, you may wish to spend less than 20%.

  • Decide on your payment method. If you have the means and desire to pay cash for your next Elkhart used car, that's great! But if you can't afford a used car for sale with the cash you have on hand, don't worry. USA-1 offers flexible financing options for our vehicles. You can even apply online for loan pre-qualification to save time at our car dealership in Elkhart, Indiana.

  • If your credit score is low, or you don't have any credit, there's no reason to panic. You can "buy here, pay here" at USA-1. We offer in-house, dealership financing to our customers. If you can't qualify for a traditional auto loan, USA-1 is always happy to work with you to explore your options.

  • Consider trading in your current car at USA-1. The value of your last car will be applied as a down-payment toward your next used SUV for sale near you. Trading in your car is a smart idea because you can get a fair value for the vehicle without the inconvenience of selling it yourself. If you finance your next car, your trade-in will reduce the amount of money you need to borrow.

  • Review the vehicle history report of any used car or used truck for sale before buying. How an Elkhart used car is maintained will determine how it performs over the years. USA-1 only offers quality used cars for sale, so customers can shop with confidence in our showroom.

 

If you're ready to take the first step toward your next used car, what are you waiting for? USA-1 is the perfect place to find and finance a used truck for sale. Stop by our dealership today to get a closer look at our inventory! 


 

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Exterior: 
Red
Interior: 
Dark Earth Gray 
Mileage:
60,778
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 290.0hp
Model #: 
K8D
VIN:
1FM5K8D85HGA97483
Stock #:
A97483.
Internet Price:  
$19,900
Exterior: 
Red
Interior: 
Ebony 
Mileage:
78,898
Engine:
4cyl, 2.5L, 175.0hp
Model #: 
P0H
VIN:
3FA6P0H73JR174496
Stock #:
174496
Internet Price:  
$12,900
Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Espresso/Gray 
Mileage:
88,860
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 185.0hp
Model #: 
64402A45
VIN:
5NMS2CAD6KH115307
Stock #:
115307T
Internet Price:  
$15,900
Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
45,527
Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 305.0hp
Model #: 
1GY69
VIN:
2G1105S34J9145308
Stock #:
145308
Internet Price:  
$17,900
Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
32,670
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 270.0hp
Cab Type: 
Convertible
Model #: 
JLJL72
VIN:
1C4GJXAN5JW249066
Stock #:
249066
Internet Price:  
$24,900
Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Chromite Gray/Chrcl Black 
Mileage:
23,887
Engine:
4cyl, 1.5L, 179.0hp
Model #: 
U9G
VIN:
1FMCU9GD9KUB80388
Stock #:
B80388
Internet Price:  
$19,900
Exterior: 
Blue
Mileage:
79,277
Engine:
4cyl, 2.5L, 196.0hp
Model #: 
1GC69
VIN:
1G11C5SL7FF331446
Stock #:
331446
Internet Price:  
$10,900
Exterior: 
White
Mileage:
32,805
Engine:
8cyl, 5.0L, 435.0hp
Cab Type: 
2dr Car
Model #: 
P8F
VIN:
1FATP8FF9H5318142
Stock #:
318142
Internet Price:  
$29,900
Exterior: 
Black
Mileage:
78,594
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 284.0hp
Model #: 
25418
VIN:
5N1DR2MM5JC630320
Stock #:
630320
Internet Price:  
$19,900
Exterior: 
Blue
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
40,971
Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 292.0hp
Model #: 
LDDM48
VIN:
2C3CDXBG6LH101231
Stock #:
101231
Internet Price:  
$24,900
Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Black Leather
Mileage:
49,471
Engine:
6cyl, 3.2L, 271.0hp
Model #: 
KLJP74
VIN:
1C4PJMDXXKD237228
Stock #:
237228
Internet Price:  
$19,900
This used 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited is for sale today at our dealership in Elkhart, IN.This four wheel drive 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited features a Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat Exterior with a Leather Interior and has only 49,471 miles.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This Jeep Cherokee Includes:...   Read More
Exterior: 
Black
Mileage:
33,659
Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 285.0hp
Cab Type: 
Convertible
Model #: 
JLJL74
VIN:
1C4HJXDG9JW297123
Stock #:
297123
Internet Price:  
$24,900
This used 2018 Jeep All-New Wrangler Unlimited Sport S is for sale today at our dealership in Elkhart, IN.This four wheel drive 2018 Jeep All-New Wrangler Unlimited Sport S features a Black Clearcoat Exterior with a Fabric Interior and has only 33,659 miles.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This Jeep All-New...   Read More
Exterior: 
Silver
Mileage:
28,467
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 284.0hp
Model #: 
25219
VIN:
5N1DR2MM7KC601869
Stock #:
601869
Internet Price:  
$22,900
This used 2019 Nissan Pathfinder SV is for sale today at our dealership in Elkhart, IN.This four wheel drive 2019 Nissan Pathfinder SV features a Brilliant Silver Metallic Exterior with a Fabric Interior and has only 28,467 miles.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This Nissan Pathfinder Includes: Infotainment...   Read More
Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Black Leather
Mileage:
38,305
Engine:
6cyl, 3.2L, 271.0hp
Model #: 
KLJP74
VIN:
1C4PJMDX3JD545551
Stock #:
545551
Internet Price:  
$19,900
This used 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited is for sale today at our dealership in Elkhart, IN.This four wheel drive 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited features a Bright White Clearcoat Exterior with a Leather Interior and has only 38,305 miles.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This Jeep Cherokee Includes: WiFi Mobile...   Read More
Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Diesel Gray/Black 
Mileage:
40,425
Engine:
8cyl, 6.4L, 410.0hp
Cab Type: 
Crew Cab Pickup
Model #: 
DJ7L91
VIN:
3C6UR5CJ0JG211275
Stock #:
211275
Internet Price:  
$34,900
This used 2018 Ram 2500 Tradesman is for sale today at our dealership in Elkhart, IN.This four wheel drive 2018 Ram 2500 Tradesman features a Bright White Clearcoat Exterior with a Fabric Interior and has only 40,425 miles.TRADING IN? We will buy any make or model! We’ll pay top dollar for your...   Read More
Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
31,382
Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 310.0hp
Model #: 
1NV56
VIN:
1GNEVFKW8JJ264081
Stock #:
264081
Internet Price:  
$24,900
This used 2018 Chevrolet Traverse LS is for sale today at our dealership in Elkhart, IN.This all wheel drive 2018 Chevrolet Traverse LS features a Silver Exterior with a Fabric Interior and has only 31,382 miles.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This Chevrolet Traverse Includes: WiFi Mobile Hotspot,...   Read More
Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Medium Earth Gray 
Mileage:
55,422
Engine:
8cyl, 5.0L, 395.0hp
Cab Type: 
Extended Cab Pickup
Model #: 
X1E
VIN:
1FTFX1E59LKF39418
Stock #:
F39418
Internet Price:  
$29,900
This used 2020 Ford F-150 XLT is for sale today at our dealership in Elkhart, IN.This four wheel drive 2020 Ford F-150 XLT features a White Exterior with a Fabric Interior and has only 55,422 miles.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This Ford F-150 Includes: WiFi Mobile Hotspot, Infotainment System, Remote...   Read More
Exterior: 
Brown
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
49,873
Engine:
4cyl, 2.5L, 197.0hp
Model #: 
1GY69
VIN:
2G11Z5SA8K9152073
Stock #:
152073
Internet Price:  
$19,900
This used 2019 Chevrolet Impala LT is for sale today at our dealership in Elkhart, IN.This front wheel drive 2019 Chevrolet Impala LT features a Brown Exterior with a Synthetic Leather Interior and has only 49,873 miles.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This Chevrolet Impala Includes: Infotainment System, WiFi...   Read More
Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Medium Light Stone 
Mileage:
29,867
Engine:
4cyl, 1.6L, 120.0hp
Cab Type: 
4dr Car
Model #: 
P4E
VIN:
3FADP4EJ3HM157123
Stock #:
157123
Internet Price:  
$10,900
This used 2017 Ford Fiesta SE is for sale today at our dealership in Elkhart, IN.This front wheel drive 2017 Ford Fiesta SE features a Black Exterior with a Fabric Interior and has only 29,867 miles.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This Ford Fiesta Includes: Infotainment System, Voice Command Features, Smart...   Read More
Exterior: 
Blue
Interior: 
Charcoal Leather
Mileage:
46,495
Engine:
4cyl, 2.5L, 170.0hp
Model #: 
22418
VIN:
5N1AT2MV8JC785893
Stock #:
785893
Internet Price:  
$19,900
This used 2018 Nissan Rogue SL is for sale today at our dealership in Elkhart, IN.This all wheel drive 2018 Nissan Rogue SL features a Blue Exterior with a Leather Interior and has only 46,495 miles.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This Nissan Rogue Includes: Remote Engine Start, Infotainment System,...   Read More
Exterior: 
Blue
Interior: 
Storm Gray 
Mileage:
27,190
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 184.0hp
Model #: 
BW22VJ
VIN:
3VV0B7AX9MM042427
Stock #:
042427
Internet Price:  
$22,900
This used 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan S is for sale today at our dealership in Elkhart, IN.This all wheel drive 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan S features a Blue Exterior with a Fabric Interior and has only 27,190 miles.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This Volkswagen Tiguan Includes: WiFi Mobile Hotspot, Infotainment...   Read More
Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Rock Creek 
Mileage:
38,938
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 284.0hp
Model #: 
25210
VIN:
5N1DR2BMXLC588247
Stock #:
588247
Internet Price:  
$24,900
This used 2020 Nissan Pathfinder SV is for sale today at our dealership in Elkhart, IN.This four wheel drive 2020 Nissan Pathfinder SV features a Silver Exterior with a Fabric Interior and has only 38,938 miles.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This Nissan Pathfinder Includes: Remote Engine Start, Infotainment...   Read More
Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Charcoal Black Leather
Mileage:
42,574
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 288.0hp
Model #: 
P2F
VIN:
1FAHP2F88KG108664
Stock #:
108664
Internet Price:  
$19,900
This used 2019 Ford Taurus Limited is for sale today at our dealership in Elkhart, IN.This front wheel drive 2019 Ford Taurus Limited features a Silver Exterior with a Leather Interior and has only 42,574 miles.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This Ford Taurus Includes: Remote Engine Start, Infotainment...   Read More
Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Charcoal Black 
Mileage:
33,118
Engine:
4cyl, 1.5L, 179.0hp
Model #: 
U9G
VIN:
1FMCU9GD9HUA89503
Stock #:
A89503
Internet Price:  
$16,900
This used 2017 Ford Escape SE is for sale today at our dealership in Elkhart, IN.This four wheel drive 2017 Ford Escape SE features a Gray Exterior with a Fabric Interior and has only 33,118 miles.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This Ford Escape Includes: Infotainment System, Voice Command Features, SiriusXM...   Read More
Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
46,993
Engine:
4cyl, 1.5L, 160.0hp
Model #: 
1ZC69
VIN:
1G1ZC5ST3LF107167
Stock #:
107167
Internet Price:  
$18,900
This used 2020 Chevrolet Malibu LS is for sale today at our dealership in Elkhart, IN.This front wheel drive 2020 Chevrolet Malibu LS features a Black Exterior with a Fabric Interior and has only 46,993 miles.TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: This Chevrolet Malibu Includes: Infotainment System, WiFi Mobile...   Read More
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