Why Buy Used?


Everyone knows used cars tend to be cheaper than new, but is a used vehicle right for you? Pre-owned vehicles can be a great, inexpensive option with a myriad of perks. Here's a few reasons why a used vehicle purchase might be the best choice for your budget and your peace of mind.


It seems like an obvious point, but the fact is used vehicles tend to be much more moderately priced than a new car. New cars often have fancy extra options, sales tax, fees, and other factors that can increase the price. There's also the promise of depreciation - the value of a new vehicle starts decreasing once it is driven off the dealership lot. Used cars retain their value a little longer - after all, they've been driven off the lot at least once before! If you're on a budget, a used vehicle is a solid option. And you don't have to go far to find one - we serve not only Rockford, IL, but we're also only a short drive from Loves Park, Belvidere, Beloit, New Milford, and Cherry Valley.


Of course a vehicle purchase comes with other expenses - like car insurance. Insurance premiums are affected by a car's age, so a slightly older vehicle will often have a less expensive insurance rate than a brand new one. Also, because the depreciation has already occurred on a used vehicle, you can save on extras like gap insurance.


When purchasing a new vehicle, you're limited to the models that are actually new. While the several dozen models that are usually available each year are a good start, you have nearly unlimited options with used vehicles! Here at Anderson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we offer a wide variety of used Jeep, Dodge, Ram, and Chrysler vehicles in the Rockford, IL area to ensure you find exactly what you're looking for in a used car.


In recent years, vehicles are getting more durable and lasting longer. The 100,000-mile-mark is no longer a barometer for a car's lifespan - most are designed to last well beyond that! Plus, with options like Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, you can be absolutely sure you're purchasing a car that has been thoroughly inspected and meets rigorous standards for such qualifications.

With all these factors and more, a used car is a great choice for anyone in search of a vehicle! To make an inquiry, please fill out the form below and one of our sales staff will reach out to discuss your needs and help you find the perfect car today!


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