Should You Shop for New or Used Cars in Wentzville?

January 24, 2017  

Used Cars in WentzvilleChoosing between shiny new vehicles and used cars in Wentzville can be difficult. However, only looking at the amount of the car payment will typically result in you buying a vehicle that is “too much car” and paying too much for it. These both equal trouble.

Be a smart auto-buying consumer and answer these questions before making your decision:

  • Having good credit increases the number of options you have for a vehicle with more features and lower interest rates. However, you will definitely have choices for less than favorable credit with a no down payment auto loan after divorce or other life-changing situation. These apply to both new and pre-owned vehicles.
  • A down payment in the form of cash or a trade-in is typically a requirement for purchasing used.
  • Depreciation, or lessening of a new vehicle’s value over time, is significant. You will never get that money back, even if you trade in that car the next day. This is where buying used is a sensible option.
  • New cars have higher insurance premiums and taxes compared to pre-owned.
  • On the other hand, maintenance on a used car may be more expensive, depending upon the age and condition of the vehicle itself. A used car that has had routine maintenance service regularly can last for many years. Checking the Carfax report provides valuable insight into this information. Even with this, parts do wear out over time and require replacement, so those types of costs should definitely be factored into the purchase price.

Contact the sales pros at 5 Star Auto Plaza about our wide selection of dependable and affordable used cars in Wentzville at (636)940-7600.

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    Review Your DealerThey did me a great deal by working with  me on my trade in. I got into something I actually wanted and didn’t break the bank. Read More
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    Review Your DealerI made an appointment at 5 Star Auto Plaza. They showed me the car and gave me a test drive. They were  very friendly, courteous, and didn’t try to hard sell me. The car sold itself, yet they made the experience easy. Read More
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    Review Your DealerI found the gentlemen  I dealt with at 5 Start Auto Plaza quite respectful and seemed to really have my best interest at heart . My salesman really worked with me on picking out the perfect car for me. I appreciated the personalized approach he offered. Read More
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    Review Your DealerDidn’t have to go through a big deal on getting a deal. I told them what I thought the car was worth and they worked with me to get me there. Read More
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    Review Your DealerI  wanted a new car for myself so I started checking out some cars online. I found a Lexus LS430 and decided it was the perfect car for me, I just needed to find the right priced one. I found one at 5 Star Auto Plaza, they worked within my budget and I got the car [...] Read More
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    Review Your DealerFriendly faces and attitudes made all the difference for me from past experiences. They even detailed my suv upon delivery. Great experience. Read More
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    Review Your DealerLast summer I purchased a F150  from these guys.  After looking at several local dealerships, I found 5 Star Auto Plaza had the best prices, they had honest sales people and a great selection.  My truck is a great, it runs perfectly and it we absolutely love it!   Read More
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    Review Your DealerRecently after filing for a bankruptcy, our SUV broke down so we need a new family car.  We were really concerned after being turned down by another local auto dealer and our bank for a car loan due to our lack of credit after the bankruptcy.  We were truly elated to find 5 Star Auto [...] Read More
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