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What to avoid when buying a used car?


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What to avoid when buying a used car?

Buying a car for sale in Elkhart, Indiana can be an exciting process! When you work with the right Elkhart used car dealer, choosing your next ride will be an enjoyable experience. USA-1 is the first choice for local drivers looking for used cars for sale. Our wide selection of Elkhart used cars includes wonderful options for every lifestyle. But before you rush over to USA-1 to find the ideal used car near you, it's a wise idea to come prepared.  Our Elkhart dealership strives to prepare you to make the right choice for your needs! Let's explore the things you should avoid doing at any dealership.

What should you not do when buying a used car?

  • Waiting until the last minute to make financing decisions. Before you begin browsing our cars for sale in Elkhart, Indiana, it's essential to know your budget. If you're making a cash purchase, your budget will be fairly easy to identify. But don't forget to save money for auto expenses like fuel, insurance, maintenance, and parking. If you plan to apply for a car loan at our Elkhart used car dealer, it's a wise decision to do so before you choose your car. This will help you avoid getting attached to a model that isn't in your budget.

  • Making your financing decision based on the monthly payment alone. For customers on a budget, a car for sale in Elkhart, Indiana with a low monthly payment can seem like a hot deal! Make sure to do the math to calculate the total cost of the vehicle over the term of the loan. The sales team at our Elkhart used car dealer will be happy to help. 

  • Skipping your test drive. Almost 20% of American car buyers forgo the test drive, which is a huge mistake. Avoid any buyer's remorse by putting the used car for sale through its paces before you pull the trigger.

  • Not understanding your usage needs. If you have four kids, that two-seater convertible probably isn't ideal. Don't worry, our Elkhart dealership includes a broad range of options for every type of driver. From used trucks and SUVs to used cars near you, you'll have an impressive variety of options.

  • Not reviewing the vehicle history report. While all of our Elkhart used cars are reconditioned, it's still crucial to examine the vehicle history report. You can learn a lot of invaluable information about a vehicle by reading over its service history! Just ask the sales team at our Elkhart used car dealer to see the vehicle history report for the car of your interest.

 

When you're ready to get serious about buying a car for sale in Elkhart, Indiana, USA-1 is here to help. Visit our dealership today to meet the team and begin browsing 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 
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78,898
Engine:
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P0H
VIN:
3FA6P0H73JR174496
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174496
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$12,900
Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Espresso/Gray 
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88,860
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 185.0hp
Model #: 
64402A45
VIN:
5NMS2CAD6KH115307
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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
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Exterior: 
Black
Mileage:
33,659
Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 285.0hp
Cab Type: 
Convertible
Model #: 
JLJL74
VIN:
1C4HJXDG9JW297123
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297123
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$24,900
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Exterior: 
Silver
Mileage:
28,467
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 284.0hp
Model #: 
25219
VIN:
5N1DR2MM7KC601869
Stock #:
601869
Internet Price:  
$22,900
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Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Black Leather
Mileage:
38,305
Engine:
6cyl, 3.2L, 271.0hp
Model #: 
KLJP74
VIN:
1C4PJMDX3JD545551
Stock #:
545551
Internet Price:  
$19,900
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Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Diesel Gray/Black 
Mileage:
40,425
Engine:
8cyl, 6.4L, 410.0hp
Cab Type: 
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Model #: 
DJ7L91
VIN:
3C6UR5CJ0JG211275
Stock #:
211275
Internet Price:  
$34,900
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Silver
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
31,382
Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 310.0hp
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1NV56
VIN:
1GNEVFKW8JJ264081
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264081
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$24,900
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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
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Brown
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
49,873
Engine:
4cyl, 2.5L, 197.0hp
Model #: 
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2G11Z5SA8K9152073
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152073
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$19,900
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Medium Light Stone 
Mileage:
29,867
Engine:
4cyl, 1.6L, 120.0hp
Cab Type: 
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Stock #:
157123
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$10,900
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Blue
Interior: 
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Mileage:
46,495
Engine:
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Model #: 
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Stock #:
785893
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$19,900
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Blue
Interior: 
Storm Gray 
Mileage:
27,190
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 184.0hp
Model #: 
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3VV0B7AX9MM042427
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042427
Internet Price:  
$22,900
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Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Rock Creek 
Mileage:
38,938
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 284.0hp
Model #: 
25210
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5N1DR2BMXLC588247
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588247
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$24,900
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Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Charcoal Black Leather
Mileage:
42,574
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 288.0hp
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108664
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Gray
Interior: 
Charcoal Black 
Mileage:
33,118
Engine:
4cyl, 1.5L, 179.0hp
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U9G
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Black
Interior: 
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Engine:
4cyl, 1.5L, 160.0hp
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107167
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$18,900
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