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Buying a New vs. Used Car, Truck, or SUV in Kansas City, MO

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Before choosing which make, model and body style you’d like, decide whether a new or used vehicle is right for you. Aspects such as warranties, cabin technology, and maintenance vary between new and used vehicles. After reading the information below, you’ll know whether a new or used Honda SUV, car, or truck meets your needs the best.
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Honda of Tiffany Springs in or near Kansas City, MO at (866) 205-1181.

Pros of Buying New

  • Reliability. When buying new vs. pre-owned, because you’re the first to own the new car, it’ll have no wear and tear. All parts and components are undamaged and at peak performance.
  • Finance specials. Qualified drivers can benefit from lease specials and APR deals, which are reserved for new Honda cars, trucks, and SUVs.
  • Guaranteed warranty. Honda vehicles from our new inventory always come with a factory-backed warranty to protect your wallet against unexpected repairs within the first three to five years.

Cons of Buying New

  • Cost. Since the price of a new car, SUV, and truck is based on the MSRP, you’re going to pay more.
  • Tax, title, license fees. When you buy a new car, sales taxes cost more since its price is more.
  • High depreciation. New cars decrease in value 20-percent during your first year of ownership.

Pros of Buying Pre-Owned

  • Reduced pricing. In comparison to buying new vs. used trucks, cars, or SUVs, a used vehicle comes at a fraction of the cost.
  • High-end model for less. You can take advantage of reduced pricing and get the most from your budget for a model equipped with high-tech features such as Apple CarPlay™ and a panoramic sunroof.
  • Fees and taxes. They are much less when you buy a pre-owned vehicle vs. new vehicle.

 Cons of Buying Pre-Owned

  • Out of warranty. Unless you purchase a CPO model, a used car is likely to be out of warranty, which means repair costs will come from your pocket.
  • Wear and tear. Since you are not the first to own the vehicle, your car, truck, or SUV is at the mercy of the previous owner’s driving habits. On the bright side, you can get a complete vehicle history report so you know exactly what you’re buying.
  • Technology. Infotainment systems and safety features are likely a few years old.
If you need help to decide whether buying a new vs. used car, truck, or SUV meets your needs or have questions about our new and pre-owned inventory, contact the team at Honda of Tiffany Springs in Kansas City, MO at (866) 205-1181.
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