The truth about used cars

In recent years, uses vehicles continue to compete with the market new. According to Canadian statistics, retail sales industry for the period 2009 to 2013, there is a growth of 8% of revenues Automobile Dealers Used in Canada.

However, there is a mystification around the used vehicles. Unable to deny the statistical average has purchased a used car, it has already lost 20 to 40% of its value. The depreciation varies according to vehicle models, but it would be a shame to miss a good opportunity.

A US Used Car is not any less reliable
The americaines cars dominate the market for cars in Canada. leading brands include as Chrysler, Ford and GM. Some brands depreciate faster than others on the market, but this does not concern only americaines cars like the popular design thoughts. The reliability of a brand is based on these models. There are models that are more conducive to failure than others.

One of the latest reports on the quality of GM vehicles noted as a very good brand, unfortunately it does not go the same for Ford. The 2013 study by J. D Power on new cars in the United States classifies GM brands in the second, the Chevrolet brand, which is affiliated to GM in fifth while Ford arrives far behind, in the twenty-seventh rank. The four GM brands have an average score of 98 which is above the industry average which is usually a 113. This score is measured on the number of problems found in 100 vehicles over a period of three months “use.

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pr Board: generally, basic luxury cars are a better buy than very high-end models because they have lower depreciation.

The cars are still in good condition after 15,000 km
Today, this is a standard for many vehicles. More and more vehicles are more effective over a longer period of time. However, it is important to distinguish between a failure due to accident or wear a room. Besides reliability, automobiles are not in the shelter of wear parts which eventually lead to the deterioration of the vehicle.

pr Council: buying a used vehicle, you have to look two important factors to be the year of the vehicle and kilometrage.

A great opportunity does not necessarily hide a defect cover
It is recommended to use the services of an inspector to certify the quality of the used vehicle. A quality inspection can cost between $ 100 150 and allows you to identify hidden defects! The inspector will target a reliable way to perform repairs on the vehicle. If you do not know inspector you can take an appointment has a CAA inspection center.

In addition, this report and the history of the vehicle may enlighten you as to the reliability of the vehicle.

pr Board: Is there may be good opportunities in the market to use, certainly, but we must find them!


This column is presented to you in collaboration with H. Grégoire, partner of Auto Guide. If you are in search of a used car, make a visit to the HGrégoire virtual walk-in to see the models available. One of the advantages of doing business with that dealer is the warranties and inspections offered vehicles.

Or, show up at one power centers, they offer the flexibility and a wide range of vehicle choices.

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