Does one automaker have better used cars than another?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 at 12:45 pm
Visit a Third Coast Auto Group location to find the best used car to meet your needs and budget.

Which brands make the best used cars? 

There are a lot of decisions a person needs to make when they buy an automobile. The top two categories people use to start their search for a vehicle are the purpose (who is using the vehicle and what are they using it for) and price. Once they figure out those elements, the next question they ask a Third Coast Auto Group product expert is, ‘Which brands make the best used cars?’ Certainly, some original equipment manufacturers have better reputations than others in terms of reliability and cost of ownership. However, the badge or logo on the front of the vehicle might tell the whole story. Let’s take a look at a few things you might need to know before you visit any of our dealerships. 

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One of the first lessons that need to be learned in the pre-owned vehicle industry is that the best new vehicles often make the best used vehicles. High-volume manufacturers like Toyota, Ford and Honda are often found at, or near, the top of consumer satisfaction studies conducted by outlets like JD Power and Associates and Consumer Reports.  

All automakers provide owners with new vehicle warranties that will protect a vehicle owner against unexpected defects. Most of those companies will allow that warranty to be transferred from the original owner to another owner, as long as there is time and/or mileage remaining.  

What documents should I ask for when buying a used car? 

However, there is more to picking out a reliable vehicle than just looking at the make. A vehicle that has been well-cared-for from the first day it came home from the dealership is going to be better investment than a vehicle that was neglected or abused by the original owner. This should be pretty obvious.  

All the cars, trucks and SUVs for sale at Third Coast Auto Group have been inspected for major problem, and it will come with a CarFax vehicle history report. This will let a potential buyer know if the vehicle that has piqued their interest has been involved in an accident or has been through a flood, as well as revealing other red flags.  

Make an appointment with a Third Coast Auto Group product expert today if you have any questions about buying your next, or first, used car.