Used Car Buying Guide

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Looking to buy a car? Searching for a new-to-you ride is an adventure in itself. Sussman Mazda is here to help.

We have good news for drivers in Willow Grove, Willow Manor, and Glenside, Pennsylvania. Our team has put together this used car buying guide, so you can learn all about what to expect when shopping used.

We’ll be happy to provide answers to everything you might ask, from “Which used car best fits me?” to “What are the things to check when buying a used car?”

Read on for more information.

Considering Your Budget

We’ll kick off strong by diving into your used car buying journey.

When you decide you want a pre-owned vehicle, where do you start? The best way to get an idea of where to begin is by establishing what kind of ride you’re looking for as well as your budget for it.

Whether you have features you’re interested in or a specific model in mind, you’ll want to talk to our team. They’ll work with you to ascertain that you’re getting exactly what you want, with a plan that works for you.

Likewise, consider the limits you’ll want to include in your budget plan. This might include the cost of vehicle registration, future maintenance, and other external factors. It’s good to keep in mind, so you won’t be caught off-guard moving forward.

Your Vehicle of Interest

Overhead shot of packed parking lotGetting ready to find the right ride might entail figuring out a list of different systems and advantages that you want. If you supply a description of your expectations, we’ll meet those—and go beyond!

Along with our suggestions and your preference, looking through the variety we have available helps too. You could find something you really love in a vehicle you’ve never tried. For example, more of a compact car driver but a fan of big rides? Try out a used SUV or a pickup truck. See what fits.

You can also visit our website to get a head start on checking out our inventory.

History and Financing: What to Expect

Next up is looking into the vehicle’s history. This is important, as you want to get an idea of what this vehicle has experienced up to this point. Different aspects of its history might impact how a used car functions in the long run—it’s good to be aware of each part of it. Stay up to date, know about the maintenance, and get ready to move forward.

Once it’s time to finance, you’ll have our team of finance experts available to help. They’ll talk to you about your used car financing, on top of:

Getting Ready for a Test Drive

At this point, you’ve figured out just what kind of Mazda model you love, its history, and more. So, now where do you go? The best way to figure out if it’s the perfect set of wheels for you is by taking it for a test drive.

Male,Driver,Hands,Holding,Steering,WheelBefore that, come to our dealer. Take a miniature tour of your used vehicle of interest and see what you like about it. Ask us your questions and prepare for your ride. When you sit behind the wheel, how does it feel? Does it suit you?

Other things to look for might be:

  • Safety features
  • Blind spots
  • Infotainment

If you take this used car for a spin and love it, you’ll have your answer.

Used Cars for Sale near You

Everyone needs a walkthrough now and then. Thanks to this used car buying guide, you know just what to expect.

Are you ready to get your hands on your next pre-owned ride? If so, you know who to call. Our team at Sussman Mazda is ready to help—all you have to do is get in touch with us.

Drivers near Willow Grove, Willow Manor, and Glenside, PA, should contact us today. Visit our website, explore our inventory, then schedule a test drive!

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