Reasons to Consider Buying a Used Chevrolet


Buying a car is a major commitment. It is something you want to get right. While a brand-new can be alluring with its new-car smell and single-digit odometer, those benefits are going to cost you thousands. You can still get a high-quality vehicle with like-new features by choosing a used model.

Here are seven reasons why you should consider buying a used Chevrolet.

  1. You can save money. The cost of a new Equinox compared to a used model is reason alone to choose used. You can save thousands simply by choosing a Chevrolet that is a few years old.
  2. Avoid most depreciation. One of the biggest downsides to buying a new car is depreciation. Within the first three years of its life, a new car will lose up to 50 percent of its value. When you choose a used Tahoe, you can get to skip most of that initial loss in value.
  3. More car for your money. With the lower cost of used models, your money can go a lot further. Perhaps you have the budget for a new car, but you can only afford an entry-level model. If you take that same budget, you might be able to get a fully loaded, high-end model like a Silverado 1500 High Country Chevrolet with leather upholstery and lots of advanced features.
  4. Endless variety. Each year about 350 new car models enter the market. However, the variety of models in the used-car market easily dwarfs that number. You can choose any make, model, or year you want. This is especially useful if you are looking for a particular model that is no longer in production, such as the Chevrolet Impala. You can also find color options and features that you can’t get in the new market any longer.
  5. Used car data. While you can read reviews for new cars, there is not much data available for new models. On the other hand, there is more information available than you would ever need for used models, like a Chevrolet Camaro. You can read long-term reviews, see real-life reliability ratings, and talk to real owners with personal experience. In addition, you can get a Vehicle History Report with every used Chevrolet.
  6. Less expensive insurance rates. Car insurance rates are based on the value of your vehicle. Since used cars are worth less than new ones, your insurance premiums should be less expensive with a used Blazer than a new one.
  7. Long-term reliability. As manufacturers continue to make improvements in the productions of their vehicles, those vehicles are lasting longer and longer. Gone are the days when 100,000 miles was the end of a vehicle’s life. Now, it is not uncommon for many vehicles to easily reach 200,000 miles.

In addition to these used car benefits, you can also consider getting a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Chevrolet. These are used models that come with their own distinct benefits. Here is what you can expect from a Chevy CPO model.

  • 172-point inspection. A used Chevrolet must be within 6 current model years and have fewer than 75,000 miles. Once those criteria are met, it goes through a rigorous 172-point inspection and reconditioning process.
  • Warranty coverage. Each CPO Chevy comes with multiple warranties. Your vehicle will be covered by the remainder of the 6-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12-Month/12,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty. Both warranties include a $0 deductible.
  • Vehicle Exchange Program. General Motors has a unique CPO program that includes an exchange program. If you purchase a CPO model and you realize it is not going to work for you, you can bring it back within 3 days or 150 miles (whichever comes first) and exchange it for another Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC model that will be a better fit.

Find the perfect pre-owned Chevrolet model at Sour Lake Chevrolet in Sour Lake, Texas.