Good Reasons To Buy A Used Car

by | Jan 25, 2018 | Automotive

Open the door of a brand-new car and breathe deep: nothing is quite as intoxicating, but, is it worth the money?

Sure, there are other valid reasons for buying a new car. There are also plenty of good reasons to buy used cars in Crestwood. Cars that have been produced in the last decade or so are far better than ever before, and with the average age of a used car being just a little four years with about 50,000 miles on it, why spend a great deal more for a car than you have to.

There are good reasons why buying a quality used car makes sense:

Save money:

New cars depreciate, and they depreciate fast. When you buy a new car, before the ink is dry on the contract and you drive around the block, it is not new any longer. It is now a used car, and it is worth less than it did an hour ago. After three years, a car that was purchased new is worth, on average, 54 percent of the price you paid for it. Used cars in Crestwood also cost less to insure, and the tax is lower.


In the 1970s, after four or five years, a new car was often ready for the junkyard. This is no longer true. Today, cars, trucks, and SUVs are made to last far longer; on average close to 12 years. You can save a great deal of money by buying a used car, and you can comfortably expect to get years of stellar service from it.

History reports:

In the past, you had no idea who owned the car, or how many people owned it. Today, a used car history report is readily available. Inputting the VIN results in a great deal of information about the cars past; the number of owners, what it was used for if it was ever involved in an accident and validation of the odometer reading.

Hawk Ford of Oak Lawn has an impressive number of high-value, low-mileage used cars in Crestwood to choose from. At Hawk Ford, you can find the ideal car at an affordable price.

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