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Best Place to Purchase a Pre-Owned Car or Truck

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Where Do I Find a Great Deal on a Used Car, Truck, or SUV?

There are almost too many places to shop for car buyers of today. From online classifieds to social media to websites, we’re flooded with choices and a nearly endless supply of vehicles. So where can we go to receive the best deal? It comes down to three options: a private transaction, a dealer, or a used car lot. Each option has its good and bad parts, but when you’re making such a large decision you want to give yourself the best opportunity of getting the best deal possible.


Car Shopping at the Local Dealer

While many of us would agree that it’s the simplest way to buy a used car, there are some that think they can get a better deal somewhere else. While you may get a less-expensive price elsewhere (likely with a lot of miles and with fewer guarantees), nothing can equal the service we can provide you.

Some of the benefits of buying your next vehicle here are:

  • Lots of Financing Options – We have multiple options.
  • Easy to Access Reviews – See what other buyers think.
  • History Reports of the Vehicle – Get the history of the car you might purchase.
  • Straightforward Pricing – Our trained vehicle specialists work hard to provide fair prices.
  • CPO Vehicles – We have Certified Pre-Owned vehicles for peace of mind.
  • Huge Selection of Used Vehicles – Most dealerships don’t have the same selection as we do.
  • Delivery of Your Car – We can deliver. Just ask. (Exclusions apply)
  • Buy Online – You can buy online when you can’t make it to us.
  • Helpful Hours of Operation – We’ve got long hours of business so that we can be ready when needed.
Used Car Shopping at Your Dealer


Vehicles From a Private Seller

Shopping with Private Sellers

If you’re seeking a specific car, especially an old vehicle, then a personal seller might be your best option. You might be able to get a great price on the pre-owned car you’re looking for, but you as the buyer take on almost all of the risk in this situation. You will be responsible for all of these things found here at the dealership:

  • Customer Reviews – There may be absolutely no background information. Should you believe the seller?
  • Warranty – Caveat Emptor, Buyer Beware
  • History of the Vehicle – If you want the history report, you’ll be paying for one.
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections – An inspection by a 3rd party is suggested before you buy, but you’re on the hook for the bill.
  • Loans – While many sellers want cash, you can also try financing through your own lender. Your options are limited either way.
  • The Car’s Current Condition – There might be underlying or unknown reasons why they’re selling the vehicle.


Buy-Here-Pay-Here Used Vehicle Lot

An independent pre-owned car lot has a few of the conveniences of a bigger dealer, such as a big choice of vehicles and the possibility of browsing them online. You can still get a big selection of cars and the possibility of viewing them online at an independent pre-owned car lot, but they do present more risks. While some might be an established part of the community, many others tend to come and go almost overnight. Here are some of the other important differences between a dealer and a car lot:

  • Vehicle Inspections – Inspections at car lots are normally not quite as comprehensive.
  • Repairs – ‘Quick fixes’ may be employed to maximize profits and save money.
  • Mechanics – Car lots often only employ limited repair mechanics on-site, some with limited experience.
  • Character – Some used car lots prioritize profits over customers.
  • Condition of the Vehicle – Be on the lookout for high mileage cars with dubious backgrounds.
  • Vehicle Financing – If they even have financing, their interest rates are generally higher than most.
  • CPO – Certified Pre-Owned cars are available only at approved dealers.
Shopping at a Second-Hand Vehicle Lot


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Visit Sandia MINI for Used Cars

Sandia MINI welcomes you to view our excellent selection of used small sports cars and crossovers for sale in Albuquerque, NM. Buy, sell, trade, or even get pre-approved for financing, online or in-person. We provide quality, convenience, and competitive pricing that you can count on. Visit our Albuquerque area used car lot today. We look forward to serving you.

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