If you’re thinking about buying an automobile, you might be wondering if you should purchase new or pre-owned. This decision is a big one. To make the choice that’s right for you, it’s critical for you to familiarize yourself with the benefits of buying a previously owned car.

While you’ll miss out on that “new car smell” when you purchase a pre-owned car, you’ll enjoy several benefits that are much more significant and long-lasting. When you buy a previously owned vehicle from our Florida Lexus dealership, you’ll avoid the rapid depreciation that normally occurs in the first year or two that a car is owned. With some cars losing as much as 30 percent of their value in the first year they’re owned, this is a meaningful advantage.

In general, you’ll pay less to own a pre-owned vehicle. It also typically costs less to register and insure a previously owned automobile. These benefits mean that it’s less costly to own a pre-owned car upfront and over the long haul.

Many drivers are able to buy more car when they buy a pre-owned vehicle. That’s because the car’s original owner will have already paid to have all of the extra features installed on the vehicle. Even if the car you’re interested in doesn’t have added features, you may be able to afford a higher trim that has more standard features when you buy a pre-owned car instead of a new one.

If you’re ready to enjoy the benefits that come with buying a previously owned automobile, we invite you to visit our Lexus dealership near Amelia Island, FL to see our inventory of pre-owned Lexus vehicles. We look forward to seeing you enjoy the benefits of being the owner of a pre-owned Lexus car soon. Stop by Lexus of Jacksonville today!