Dec 4, 2015

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The pros and cons of dealer vs. private party car purchases

When it comes time for you to buy a used car you must first decide if you are going to buy it privately or whether you are going to buy it from a used car dealer. To make an objective decision you must first understand the differences between them. There are pros and cons to both; they must be weighed against one another in order for you to make an informed decision.

When you are setting out to look for Honda cars for sale in Michigan you can turn to a used car dealer or a private vendor. Generally, if you elect to buy from a dealer it takes a considerable load off your shoulders, the dealer is far better suited to handle the transaction, the dealer knows everything there is to know when it comes to the paperwork. If you opt to buy the car from a private individual there is no one else to turn to; you and the vendor are stuck with taking care of something that you may not be totally comfortable with. On the other hand, you might be able to strike a better deal with a private party; this is especially true if they have a pressing financial obligation that is forcing them to sell their car.

Let’s focus on buying from a dealer:

The pros: There are numerous advantages when you turn to buying Honda cars for sale in Michigan from a dealer.

  • The dealer handles all the paper work which includes the transfer of the title and vehicle registration
  • Most dealers can arrange financing; this is especially of interest if your credit score is less than the best
  • Used cars purchased from a dealer will have been inspected and needed repairs will have been made
  • You can usually find the perfect car after visiting only a few dealerships
  • If you have a car you can usually use it as a trade-in, this can make up a portion of the down-payment
  • Chances of buying a lemon or a salvage car are far less when you buy from a reputable dealer

The cons: There are a few things to take into account, such as:

  • The prices may be higher and there may be less room for negotiation
  • The people you are dealing with are paid on commission and they may be a little overly aggressive at times
  • You might be distracted with the offerings and end up buying more car than you wanted and can afford

There is little doubt that the selection of Honda cars for sale in Michigan is far greater from a dealer and you can be assured that the car has been subjected to a thorough check, this unfortunately may not be the case if you buy from a private party.

There are many Honda cars for sale in Michigan but when you buy from Jim Riehl’s Friendly Honda in Clinton, MI you are dealing with one of America’s largest and most honored dealer.

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