Why Buy Used

Why Should I Buy a Used Car?

Used Vehicles for Sale in St. George, UT

When it comes to purchasing your next vehicle, one of the first questions that come up is—Should I buy new or used? While some prefer to purchase new vehicles, there are many benefits to buying pre-owned. Stop by Stephen Wade Honda in St. George, Utah today to browse the great prices on our large collection of certified pre-owned and used vehicles. Our team is always available to help answer your questions and put you in the car that you’ll love! Visit us today.

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When You Buy a Used Vehicle Your Car, Truck, or SUV Doesn’t Immediately Lose Value

When you purchase a new vehicle the first several years of payments are often spent trying to catch up on the high depreciation. A new vehicle loses, on average, 20% of its value after the first year of ownership. The value of a pre-owned car, truck, or SUV has already started to level out, allowing you to save considerably without sacrificing reliability, looks, or performance.

There is Minimal Difference in Warranties and Coverage

It is a common misconception that buying a new car, truck, or SUV offers additional peace of mind through warranties. However, when it comes to available warranties there is little difference between a used or new vehicle. For instance, at Stephen Wade Honda, we honor the remaining coverage your vehicle may have with its factory warranties. We also offer a variety of extended warranties depending on your vehicle and mileage. On top of that, all of the vehicles on our lot have gone through our rigorous inspection conducted by our trained technicians so you can rest assured that we are proud of every vehicle on our lot.

There are Minimal Differences Between New and Used Cars

With the advances in technology and the streamlining of car production in the last decade cars are lasting longer than ever. The first year or two of a car’s life won’t be much different from the rest. By purchasing a used car, truck, or SUV you can save some serious cash and still enjoy great features. How long has it been since you’ve purchased a car? Two years? Five years? Ten years? Chances are, you’ll be pretty shocked at what comes standard in vehicles these days. We are talking–infotainment centers with touch screens, backup cameras, upgraded audio, driver assistance, and safety features, and so much more. Plus, modern safety features keep you and your passengers safer.

You’re Not Missing Out on New Styles

There can sometimes be a misconception that vehicles only a few years old already lose their modern styling and new car smell. The fact is that cars go through different generations. Every so often, a manufacturer will redesign a vehicle and make large stylistic and platform changes while the year-to-year models are very similar apart from a few features. For instance, the Honda Civic is now in its eleventh generation, with each generation lasting anywhere from five to six years. So, your 2018 Civic will look and perform very similar to a 2020 Honda Civic. Just make sure to do a bit of research on which generation model you want. They can vary in features, sizes, styles, and performance. Not sure what you’re looking for? We’ll listen to what you want and need in features on your dream vehicle and pair you with one on our lot.

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Save on Monthly and Long-Term Investments

Buying used allows you to keep your monthly payments significantly lower than buying a new vehicle. Cash buyers can save the most by avoiding interest fees. However, we know that most people finance their vehicles. Depending on your credit rating and down payment, we can find you a great deal with a low-interest rate. Newer vehicles also tend to have higher insurance liability rates, so you’re saving on your insurance payments as well, whether you’re paying monthly or annually.

We Can Help Register Your Used Vehicle

Giving money to the DMV isn’t fun. However, registration costs tend to be more affordable on used vehicles. We’ll save you time by providing all the paperwork to make the less exciting parts of the car-buying process go by quickly and smoothly.

Unlike a Lease When You Buy a Used Vehicle Your Monthly Payments Eventually Stop

Many people who want a new vehicle but don’t want to pay the high sticker price opt for leasing. However, while a new car seems appealing, the monthly payments never end. With a used vehicle purchase, the car is eventually paid off, allowing you the satisfaction of owning your vehicle and not having to worry about payments. A healthy goal is to aim for paying your car, truck, or SUV off in 36 months (three years). This allows you to avoid costly interest fees and enjoy your purchase.

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You Get to Keep Your Vehicle

This may sound obvious, but when a lease ends, most people drop the keys off at the dealership and get nothing in exchange. After all those monthly payments to drive a lease, they are without a vehicle. When you purchase your used car to own and you’re done paying monthly for it, it’s yours. You can do whatever you want with it including selling it. The car is worth as much as you put into it and what the market suggests. This allows you to invest in your vehicle rather than rent one and lose money. Then, later on, selling your paid-off vehicle can help you with your down payment on any future car, truck, or SUV you may purchase.

You’re Free to Do What You Want with Your Car

Owning your vehicle means you get to drive it as much as you want and modify it how you see fit. When you lease a car, you are only allowed to drive a set limit of miles a year established when you sign your lease. The manufacturer limits your miles each year to preserve the car’s lifespan so they can be the one that sells it when your lease is up. If you go over the limit, you may end up paying expensive fees for a vehicle you don’t own. When you buy a used vehicle, you don’t have to worry about going where you want. Your car is an escape and a method of travel! Feel free to drive it as much as you’d like and make it yours. Owning your vehicle allows you to put new rims on it, upgrade that stereo and infotainment system, paint or wrap it, add window tints, and perfect its performance.

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Why Buy Used at Stephen Wade Honda?

At Stephen Wade Honda, we make it easy to buy a used vehicle in St. George, Utah. Our team of friendly and knowledgeable salespeople listens to your needs, wants, and lifestyle, in order to find you the vehicle that best suits you. We’re not pushy, and we wouldn’t sell you a vehicle we wouldn’t trust to drive ourselves. Our team is:


We have the largest selection of inventory in town. Not finding what you’re looking for? All Stephen Wade dealerships are right next to each other. If you don’t find a suited car at this lot, a salesperson will walk with you over to the next building and help you find your dream car there. All of our dealerships are grouped together like a small town.


We’re not your typical dealership. We make the experience hassle-free because we’re invested in our community. For years, we’ve been proud to provide our friendliness and expertise to thousands of happy customers. Find your next used vehicle at our dealership without the hidden fees, clingy sales techniques, and red tape.


Want to buy your vehicle online? We make it easy. Want to buy it in our store? We’re always here for you. Want your car shipped to you? We have the capability to do that as well, so you can buy online and never leave your home, expediting the entire process. No matter how you want to buy, we have options available to you. Our flexibility makes us one of the best dealerships in the area to work with. Plus, we’re deeply involved with our community. With a high focus on philanthropy.

Visit us today or shop online to see our ginormous selection of certified pre-owned vehicles. We look forward to working with you and putting you behind the wheel of your next dream car at an affordable rate.