When it comes to almost anything but vehicles—clothes, furniture, electronics—most of us prefer to buy something new rather than used. While getting a brand new car or truck is undoubtedly exciting, there are actually many advantages to buying a used vehicle. These include a potentially lower price tag, avoiding new vehicle fees, having a variety of cars and trucks to choose from, and a high likelihood of getting a used vehicle in great condition. Here are four benefits of buying a used truck.

Value won’t drop

That old adage of your car losing thousands of dollars of value as soon as you drive it off the lot? That’s still true. When you buy used, you can get a great vehicle (at a sometimes much lower price tag), and the value of your car won’t plummet after you purchase it.

Keep in mind that the interest rates for used vehicles are now often the same interest rates for new vehicles, which was not the case in the past. When you buy a used car or truck you more than likely end up paying less overall.

Reduced Fees

When you buy a vehicle (new or used) at the dealership, you’re likely to pay fees like taxes and DMV fees. There may be other fees as well, such as processing, preparation, and advertising fees, which can end up adding hundreds of dollars to the cost of the car or truck. If you buy a used vehicle from a private party, however, you can avoid many of these fees.


Modern vehicles are built to last at least 100,000 miles; therefore, buying a used car or truck does not mean you have to sacrifice overall condition or reliability.

There are also plenty of used cars out there that are like new, and some dealers invest hundreds if not thousands of dollars into their vehicles before they are re-sold. 

Plenty of choices

Lastly, if you’re not looking for a specific year, make, and model of a vehicle, then you have a huge variety to choose from. Keeping your options open makes it much easier to find a vehicle that’s perfect for you.

If you’re looking to upgrade your current car or truck, consider going with a used one rather than a new one. You’ll save money, avoid the fear of the car’s value depreciating, and you have a good chance of finding a car in great condition.

Interested in used lifted trucks for sale in Louisiana? Visit Don’s Automotive Group online or in person. Don’s is one of the nation’s top 50 independent dealers; all of its vehicles go through a certified 172-point inspection and they have one of the largest inventories of pre-owned vehicles in the United States—all of which are viewable online.