Buying a New vs. Pre-Owned Car, Truck, or SUV | Waukesha, WI


Are you ready to upgrade your daily drive with a car, truck, crossover, or SUV but aren't certain if you should by new or pre-owned? Our team of automotive experts at Griffin Ford in Waukesha, WI has taken a look at some of the pros and cons of buying new versus used to help you decide which option best suits your needs.

Have you found a new truck available at our Ford dealership in Waukesha, WI? What about a pre-owned SUV? Take your favorite Ford car, truck, crossover, or SUV for a test drive by scheduling an appointment online or by giving our team a call at (888) 450-7419.


What are the Pros of Buying New?

  • New vehicles come equipped with the latest technology, safety, and comfort features Ford has to offer
  • A factory warranty gives you peace of mind if you're ever in need of a repair
  • When you buy a new vehicle, you can choose every detail according to your preference, from trim level to paint color
  • Many new vehicles come with special finance and lease deals

Pros of Buying Pre-Owned

  • Depreciation is your friend when buying used and helps you get more car for your money
  • Tax, title, and license fees are much less expensive than when buying new
  • Some used models are Certified Pre-Owned, meaning they come with a warranty and have been held to a higher set of standards than a regular used vehicle

What are the Cons of Buying New?

  • New vehicles depreciate in value as much as 20 percent the second they're driven off the lot
  • Tax, title, and license fees are significantly more expensive when buying new
  • New vehicles are more costly than their used counterpart

Cons of Buying Used

  • Used vehicles rarely come with a warranty, leaving you responsible for any repairs
  • You aren't able to be picky when choosing color, trim level, and features
  • It's very difficult to determine exactly how reliable a used vehicle is or how it was maintained in its past

New & Pre-Owned Specials

Griffin Ford in Waukesha, WI offers a number of new and pre-owned vehicle specials to help you find the car of your dreams at a price you'll love! Do you have any questions for our team? Don't hesitate to contact us online or by giving us a call at (888) 450-7419.



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