If you’re on the market for premium auto sales, you definitely need all the help you can get. Why? Because there are a lot of people who would try to scam you out of your money if you gave them a chance. Did you notice some ads that seem too good to be true? You’ve surely seen some advertisements for used luxury cars with an incredibly low price. These are most likely scams. Nobody will sell you a premium car with 60,000 miles on the clock for 20% of the vehicle’s original price. Be aware that you seriously risk losing your money if you believe these ads!
Be Careful Where You Buy a Used Car From
One can find plenty of premium auto sales all over the Internet. Nowadays, it’s easy to find a pre-owned Lexus, Range Rover, Mercedes, or BMW in your neighborhood. Buyers need to exercise caution though. Usually, when the price of the vehicle is well below the market average, there is something wrong with the car or with the seller. The car may be stolen or it may have had its odometer rolled back. In some cases, cars that have been totaled are repaired in shoddy shops and sold for a low price. These vehicles are not only unreliable, but also very dangerous for their drivers.
If you want to buy a pre-owned premium car and want to minimize the risks as much as possible, you should deal with a company. Yes, the price is usually higher at a used car dealership. However, you also get to buy a car that has been inspected and serviced. Also, the dealership will put the entire vehicle history at your disposal in most cases. However, keep in mind that not all dealerships are trustworthy. The trick is to find a used car dealer that has a long track record of successful transactions. Happy customers have most likely left positive reviews for the company on the Internet. Research each dealership and look at its reviews. The higher the number of positive reviews, the more reliable the company is.
How Important Is the Mileage?
Is the mileage very important? Even when we’re talking about premium auto sales, mileage is still very important. After all, even a $200,000 luxury car has an engine at its core. The engine has thousands of parts that are prone to wear and tear. Sooner or later, something in the engine will break. Cars with more miles on the clock are more likely to experience major mechanical problems than those with fewer miles. This applies to all makes and models.
Our advice for you, if you are looking for premium cars, is to buy a vehicle that has less than 80,000 miles on the odometer. Modern engines are very reliable, so you can often use the vehicle for another 80,000 miles without having to do any major repairs. However, remember that servicing the car frequently is very important if you want to avoid engine problems. This also means that the way the previous owner maintained the vehicle is very important. Try to get the service records for the vehicle to see if it has been maintained properly – before paying for the car.
Are Premium Brands Really That Reliable?
While it is true that more expensive vehicles are generally more reliable, this is not always the case. And even if a vehicle is reliable, nobody can guarantee you that the engine will work flawlessly for 200,000 miles. Even the most advanced engines are prone to failures caused by normal wear and tear. Even the way you drive a car can have a serious impact on its reliability.
Even though nobody can guarantee you that a used car won’t break down for another 80,000 miles, you can minimize the risk. Simply by purchasing the vehicle from a reliable dealer, and by doing an oil change (don’t forget about the gearbox oil) and filter chance immediately after you purchase the car, you can minimize the risk of having engine problems anytime soon. Also, you may want to consider buying a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle from a reliable dealer in your area.
CPO vehicles are refurbished by the manufacturer and go through a thorough inspection process. The dealer certifies that the vehicle is in mint condition. Even though a CPO vehicle is more expensive than a regular used car, you also get a warranty for your peace of mind.