Best Place to Buy a Used Car, Truck, or SUV

best place to buy a used car, truck, or SUV

Where Do I Get the Best Deal on a Pre-Owned Car or Truck?

There are almost too many places to shop for today’s car buyers. From online classifieds to social media to websites, we are flooded with choices and a seemingly endless supply of vehicles. So where can you go to get the best deal? It boils down to three choices: a dealer, a used car lot, or a private seller. Each option has its good and bad parts, but when you are making such a large decision you want to give yourself the best chance of getting the absolute best deal possible.

Purchasing at a Private Seller

If you are seeking a specific car, particularly an older car, then a personal seller might be your only real option. You could get a great price, but you as the buyer take on all of the risk in this scenario. You would be in charge of all of the features found at the dealer:

  • Customer Reviews – There may be absolutely no background information. Do you believe the seller?
  • History of the Car – If you want the vehicle history report, you’ll be paying for one.
  • Loans – Many personal sellers want cash, but you can also try making payments through your own lender. Your options are smaller either way.
  • No Warranty – Caveat Emptor, Buyer Beware
  • Maintenance Inspections – An inspection by a 3rd party is suggested before you buy, but you would be on the hook for the cost.
  • The Car’s Current Condition – There could be unknown or underlying reasons why they’re selling the car.
Cars From a Private Seller

Buying at a Second-Hand Vehicle Lot

Shopping From a Vehicle Lot

A pre-owned car lot has a few of the same services as a bigger dealership, such as a bigger selection of cars, trucks, or SUVs and the ability to browse them online. You can still get a bigger choice of cars, trucks, or SUVs and the possibility of browsing them online at an independent pre-owned car lot, but they do present more risks to shoppers. While some car lots might be an established part of the local area, many others seem to come and go almost overnight. Here are a few of the other important differences between a car lot and a dealership:

  • Vehicle Inspections – Inspections at used car lots are usually not as comprehensive.
  • Service Technicians – Limited on-site technicians, many with minimal experience.
  • Vehicle Condition – Be on the lookout for high mileage cars with dubious histories.
  • CPO – Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are only available at manufacturer-approved dealerships.
  • Repairs – ‘Quick fixes’ may be employed to maximize profits and save money.
  • Reputation – Some used car lots prioritize profitability over customer service.
  • Financing – If they provide financing, their rates are usually higher.

Used Car Shopping at the Dealership

While a lot of folks will agree that it is the simplest way to buy a used car, many think they can score a less expensive deal somewhere else. While you could possibly get a cheaper price elsewhere (most likely with more miles and fewer guarantees), nothing can beat the customer service we provide.

Some of the benefits of buying your next vehicle here are:

  • Lots of Financing Options – We offer multiple options.
  • History Reports of the Vehicle – Get the history of your new car.
  • CPO Vehicles – For peace of mind, we have Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.
  • Delivery of Your Vehicle – We deliver. Just ask and we will see what we can do. (Exclusions apply)
  • Helpful Hours of Operation – We have extended hours of business to be available when you need us.
  • Easy to Access Reviews – It is easy to see what others think.
  • Pricing that is Straightforward – Our trained pricing specialists work diligently to provide competitive prices.
  • Huge Selection of Used Cars, Trucks, and SUVs – Most dealers do not have the same selection.
  • Online Buying – You can buy online when you can’t make it to the dealer.
Used Car Shopping From the Auto Dealership

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Visit Bob Howard Buick GMC for Used Trucks & SUVs

Bob Howard Buick GMC welcomes you to explore our fantastic selection of used trucks and SUVs for sale in Oklahoma City, OK. Buy, sell, trade, or even get pre-approved for financing, online or in-person. We offer quality, convenience, and competitive pricing that you can trust. Visit our Oklahoma City area used car lot today. We look forward to serving you.


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Main 405-928-0697 Sales 405-928-0697
13300 N Broadway Ext
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Bob Howard Buick GMC 35.6064, -97.49765.