Here at Campbell Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram (CDJR) of Benton, Arkansas, we are dedicated to ensuring that quality vehicles are available to as many of the good people of the state as possible. We thoroughly inspect our used selection of vehicles to ensure that all parts and systems are in good running order. Here, we cover the advantages of buying a used vehicle and go over a few of the best used vehicle options available on our lot.
There are an impressive number of reasons why drivers should choose used cars over new ones, though newer options have their own substantial list of advantages. Let’s go over them briefly here.
Drivers who love to upgrade and fine-tune their vehicles will love the sheer possibilities unlocked by the savings you can make by buying a used model. A driver with $50,000 to spend can choose a vehicle at $25,000 and use the remaining half of the funds to upgrade it in all the ways that are most important to them. This can be better than going for a new $40,000 vehicle and only being able to choose a few options or packages with the remaining funds, especially when the driver favors performance-tier off-road or racetrack pastimes.
Insurance companies calculate insurance rates in part based on the value of the vehicle. Used vehicles are, therefore, less risky to cover in the eyes of insurance companies. This means they are willing to cover used vehicles more cheaply than new ones. The older the vehicle, the cheaper its coverage is likely to be. This pattern tends to hold true for liability and more comprehensive forms of coverage alike.
Used cars, especially those five or more years back from the newest model year, have already gone through a large portion of their value depreciation. This means that owners of used cars lose less of the value of their purchase over the remaining life of the vehicle. New vehicles can lose as much as 40% of their total value within the first couple of years of operation, so the value retention mentioned above is substantial. Used depreciation patterns are especially beneficial for drivers who intend to resell their vehicle in the future.
New vehicle lots at almost all dealerships are filled almost exclusively with their dedicated manufacturers’ vehicle selections. Used and certified pre-owned vehicle lots offer a far wider selection of cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans than their new counterparts because dealerships accept most manufacturers’ vehicles in trades. This means that discerning drivers won’t have to go to 10 lots to peruse the possibilities put forward by 10 manufacturers. Instead, they can explore our diverse used vehicle lots, which uses up far less of their time.
Drivers will find that many of our used vehicle options are still under their original factory warranties to some degree. Those that are no longer still covered can often be subject to extended warranties, which you can obtain through our professional finance team. Different warranty possibilities are available for specific model years, so drivers should be sure to bring up the vehicle they favor to our finance pros.
Now, let’s go over a number of our most impressive used vehicle options, including a few that will soon disappear from used lots entirely.
The Dodge Charger is one of the most recognizable muscle cars in American history. The 2018 version has 11 trim levels: the SXT, SXT Plus, SXT Plus-Leather, GT, GT Plus, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, Daytona, Daytona 392, SRT 392, and SRT Hellcat. Four engines are available to power it: a 3.6L V-6 providing 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, a 5.7L V-8 generating 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque, a 6.4L V-8 delivering 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, and a 6.2L supercharged V-8 granting 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
Like the Charger, the Dodge Challenger is a fantastically powerful and popular muscle car. The 2020 version has five trim levels: the SXT, GT, GT AWD, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, and SRT Hellcat. The 2020 Challenger has the same engine options as the Charger above but with one addition: it has access to an even more powerful version of the supercharged V-8 that pounds out an incredible 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque.
The 2023 model year will be the end of a grand era for muscle cars in the US, as the Challenger and Charger models will be discontinued entirely. Trends in the market are moving heavily toward electric vehicles and far smaller gas engines, so get your hands on one of these fantastically powerful muscle cars through us at Campbell CDJR while you have the chance. It won’t be long before these beauties move from the used lot to the classic muscle car world. At that point, they’ll surely become far more expensive than they are now.
The Chrysler Pacifica is a roomy and capable passenger van. Its 2017 version features improved maneuverability, increased ease of entry and exit, and rear-seat Uconnect Theater app integration. Its trim levels are the Base, LX, Touring, Touring-L, Touring L Plus, and Limited. Other notable features on this Pacifica include forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and optional rear collision mitigation. This Pacifica seats eight people, so it’s ideal for those with larger families.
We hope you’ll come and see us when the time comes to get your hands on an affordable replacement for your old vehicle. Our inventory is continually changing, so you never know what great deal you might find here at Campbell Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram of Benton, Arkansas. Feel free to reach out to us to make an appointment or come in at your convenience.