New vs Used Cars


2018 ILX A-SPEC Catalina Blue PearWhen searching for a vehicle near Maple Shade, Moorestown, or Cherry Hill, you could either get new or used models. Both have their good points, which our team at Elite Acura will cover below. Continue reading to learn the advantages of new vs. used cars and contact us when you’re ready to see our models in person.

Advantages of Buying New

Acura Interior Dashboard A new car can offer a great deal to drivers. First, it’s easy to shop for a new car with all the options available to you. If you’re seeking a model in a specific trim with certain color and fabric choices, you’ll have a better chance of getting what you want. Additionally, you can get the latest features in a new car. New elements in comfort, performance, safety, and infotainment are constantly being introduced in new models. So, if you want a heated steering wheel or Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™, you’ll likely find them in a new automobile. Furthermore, there’s no previous owner when you buy new. So, you know it hasn’t been in an accident. Plus, there’s no need to think if the owner before you forgot to get an oil change, tire rotation, or other routine maintenance work.

Advantages of Buying Used

However, that’s not to say that buying used doesn’t come with its own perks. One advantage to buying a pre-owned automobile is that it’s already gone through a good amount of depreciation. When you first buy a car, it may lose 20% of its value the moment you drive it off the lot. When you buy used, that depreciation has already happened. As a result, you may be able to get a vehicle with lots of features while still fitting within your budget. Plus, pre-owned vehicles are highly reliable. In fact, you could drive some cars more than 100,000 miles before it needs any major repairs. You also may pay less for car insurance when buying used. So, you could get collision and comprehensive coverage and still pay less than with a certain new model.

What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

When you’re looking to a buy a car, you probably think there’s just new and used. However, a third type exists and that’s a certified pre-owned vehicle. These cars are used but are a little newer and have less miles on the odometer than other pre-owned models (say, less than six years old and under 80,000 miles). These cars also undergo an extensive multi-point inspection to make sure they meet manufacturer standards. If any part of the car needs an upgrade, it’ll get repaired or replaced with genuine OEM parts. A certified pre-owned car also comes with various amenities. These can include:

  • Limited vehicle warranty
  • Limited powertrain warranty
  • Free CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™
  • Roadside assistance

Check Out Our New & Used Models Today

There are many good things about buying a new or used vehicle. Whichever route you take is entirely up to you. At Elite Acura, our staff members will answer any questions that you may have to help make your decision easier. We’ll also walk you around our showroom and lot to see what models we have available. You’ll even get to test drive some models to determine which one will enhance your driving experiences around Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill. Don’t wait. Contact us to get started today!


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