SUVs are the latest trend that has surpassed all other family vehicle types, in terms of popularity. But just like their high utility value, the price tags of the SUVs are also high for the mass buyers. Hence, the best way out they find is investing in a used version of the same vehicle, they wanted to buy new.
On the other hand, the latest trends observed in the used car industry also encourage more and more people to sell off their existing cars, before they lose their market value. In this scenario, the buyers find it beneficial from all the corners, since they get to buy an SUV of their choice at the price of a used one, even though it was hardly used, and is in a condition as good as new, explained the popular Gooding used SUV dealer. In this regard, he also took initiative to share with us some valuable tips or rather we say, a step by step guide towards a used SUV purchase that will be a breeze for both the parties.
Choosing the Right Size and Model
SUVs, especially the crossover SUVs come in many sizes. There can be compact, subcompact and full sized three row SUVs available in bunches, when you explore the used car inventories of the reputed dealers. Knowing the size that will perfectly fit your requirements, is the first step towards buying the ideal used SUV for your family.
Once there, you need to explore through the trims of your favorite model that are available in the used SUV market. Look for the features installed in it, and only then go for the next step.
Checking Out the Legal Papers
Before going ahead with any discussion or signing up the deal, do not forget to check out the legal papers of the used SUV you wish to purchase. Unless you get the proper documents that prove your ownership on the vehicle clearly, do not even think of purchasing the model. Today, when there is no scarcity of available used SUV models of your choice, in the market, you need not stick to a model, that does not come clear with the documentation part.
Look for a clear title that says your ownership on the vehicle is clear from all other obligations. Ask for the record of repair history, to know, what the condition of the said SUV model is, how often it has underwent repairs and on which of its parts. You also need to have in your hand the details of its last owner, so that you can contact them, in case of any emergency.
A Mindful Test Drive
According to the above mentioned used SUV dealer, at the event of a used SUV purchase, one needs to be overly cautious and mindful especially during the test drive stage. Unlike a new SUV purchase, where you can only watch its performance style, in this case you need to be extra alert about all the sounds and smells that come out during the test drive. Apart from that, you need to check how responsive is its steering, how smooth does it accelerate, and how quickly does it respond to your braking inputs.