We love when customers have questions, especially questions about the difference between a new and pre-owned car. Why should I buy a pre-owned Honda vehicle, you may ask? Let us tell you all of the reasons that you should consider a pre-owned vehicle from Planet Honda. First, you weigh the benefits of purchasing a pre-owned vehicle versus a new vehicle. And second, there are three different categories of pre-owned vehicles in our inventory, Honda Certified Used, Used and Value Priced Used Cars. We will explain the difference later, but this will be the next factor of your search for a vehicle. And of course the third and final step is to come down to our dealership and test drive the vehicle!
The first thing any prospective car-buyer should do is create a budget, a realistic budget. A car, truck or SUV can be a significant investment and even with the help of our finance department, sometimes a new car just is a little out of reach. But that is alright, because today the differences between pre-owned and new cars are becoming fewer and farther in-between. Not only do pre-owned vehicles make good financial sense, especially with the help of financing options, but they can also have the added features you are looking for. The value of a pre-owned vehicle is of course in the eye of the purchaser, but wouldn't it be nice to get the Accord LX Premium you have been dreaming of for less than the new model you've had your eye on? All you have to do is find a comparable one that is a model year or two older, and you will save that money. Or maybe, instead of buying a new Civic DX with all the standard features included, you can afford some of the upgrades, like leather seats, by purchasing a Civic EX-L that is just a year or two older.
The second factor to consider when purchasing a pre-owned vehicle is to decide if you want a Honda Certified Used vehicle. A Certified Used Honda has been thoroughly inspected and meets the standards set forth by Honda. These vehicles receive an exhaustive 150-Point inspection, are less than 6 years old and have a maximum of 80,000 miles. Also included in the Certification is an additional 12,000 miles, one year warranty added to the balance of the original Honda warranty and a 7 year, 100,000 Powertrain warranty -- coverage that is not available if the vehicle does not meet the standards, age and mileage requirements. This ensures that you are purchasing a quality vehicle and that Honda will back its quality claim by offering extended protection. Although Non-certified cars are not covered with the additional warranty, Planet Honda still puts them through thorough and rigorous inspections. Planet Honda also makes Value Priced Cars available for those customers looking to save a little more but still drive home in a safe and reliable vehicle.
Now that you understand why it is a great idea to buy a pre-owned vehicle at Planet Honda, it is time to test drive one today. Our showroom is located on US HWY 22 in Union, NJ. Our large inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles has something for everyone. And don't forget, our sales staff would love to answer all of your questions, big or small, to help you find the perfect Honda.
And one last thing to remember ? Planet Honda has purchased the building next door to our dealership and is in the process of turning it into the Largest Used Car Showroom in New Jersey! This means more choices and more discounts for YOU!! You can watch the progress coming soon on our website!