Date: September 17, 2021
When people think of Syracuse, they usually think of it as that place near where all the snow falls in the winter. Then there are those who associate it with salt. But you probably wouldn't think about it as a place to find cheap SUVs for sale. However, if you look hard enough, you can find an SUV at a bargain price here. There are several factors to consider when purchasing a used SUV near Syracuse NY.
1) Vehicle History Report
The first thing you need to know is whether or not the vehicle has been in any accidents. You can get this information by looking at a vehicle history report, which costs somewhere around $15, but sometimes less depending on where you purchase it from. If the car was involved in an accident, it will show the make of the car, model of car, year of car, and more specific information about where damage was located. It is important to find out how severe the crash was (did any airbags deploy?). This can be very helpful when negotiating a price with the seller.
The next thing you need to know is how many miles the car has been driven. SUVs tend to be used more as family vehicles than as speed machines, so it's not too big of a deal. However, if it has over 100,000 miles on it already, you will want to check for any engine problems or signs of a transmission going out soon. You probably don't want to spend your money on a car that's going to die in a few months anyway. But keep in mind that some cars can go well past 200k before anything major starts happening with them. If the SUV was well-maintained and properly cared for, then this might not be an issue at all.
3) Must-have Features
There are some features that you might really want to be able to use in your vehicle. For example, if you have children who require car seats, it is important that the car has the proper anchors and seat belts for them. If not, then you'll need to buy aftermarket ones (which may affect how securely the seat belts fit). Since SUVs tend to be preferred over sedans because of their enhanced safety features, this should be a major concern for any potential buyer. Also, consider whether or not there is an auxiliary input. This will allow you to connect your music player using a cord so you can listen to your own songs while driving. You might also want Bluetooth capability so that people can easily call you without having to deal with cords.
4) Market Value
The next thing you should consider is finding out what type of market value this particular vehicle has. The Kelley Blue Book website would probably be your best option for finding this information. You need to do research on other vehicles that are similar in make and model. Comparative statistics such as fuel efficiency, cargo space, two-wheel-drive versus four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, of passengers, and power train will help you understand what you should be paying for the vehicle. Once again, these statistics will also give you a clear idea of the resale value and what type of depreciation has occurred.
5) Dealer History
You want to consider the history of the dealer you are buying from. It is always best to buy from a reputable seller such as a used car dealership that has experience dealing with SUVs. Rest assured that we have been in business since 1976 and know what we're doing! Our staff will be very helpful and informative to you. We can answer all of your questions and provide you with the information that you need.
Building a relationship is important and a dealership should work diligently to make our customers happy.
6) Test Drive
Once you find an SUV on your own or from what the dealership has provided for you, go ahead and schedule a test drive. Come down from Syracuse to 209 Vestal Parkway West in Vestal NY and we will be more than happy to let you do one! During the test drive, pay attention to how it handles on different road conditions. Is the steering tight and responsive? Does shifting feel smooth? Are there any jerks or jolts when accelerating or stopping? Did it easily change into all of the gears smoothly? A test drive can give you an idea if this is a car that will last for many years without too many problems.
At this point, most dealerships are ready to negotiate price with you. We want our customers to be able to leave here satisfied with their purchase, so come down for a test drive today!
These are just some of the many things that you should consider when purchasing a used SUV near Syracuse NY. Be sure to do your own research based on your specific needs before making a purchase and visit the Binghamton Auto Exchage at 209 Vestal Parkway West in Vestal New York or call us at 607-754-9118. Happy driving!
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