Salvage & Online Used Cars For Sale
Buying a used vehicle can be a stressful endeavor for the average consumer. Whether you have a full work schedule, care for children, or go to school, we all have many responsibilities that make it difficult to divert from our busy lives. Here at Dashub, we have revolutionized the used car market with a consumer-centric online car buying platform that helps minimize the hassles, frustrations, and time commitments often associated with buying a used car.
When purchasing a quality used car or pre-owned vehicle, it’s always a good idea to start your search with broad preferences and specify a type of vehicle rather than a particular make and model. By keeping your options open, you will be able to consider several makes and models that present strong contenders based on industry standards. A common consideration is the durability and longevity of the vehicle, as most people are looking for a vehicle that will last for quite some time. For example, some of the more popular brands of sedans commonly on the market include Hondas and Toyotas. Honda Civics and Accords have consistently been amongst the most popular vehicles because of their ability to last for many years and over many miles, specifically engine life over 300,000 miles. Toyota is also widely known in the auto industry for having long-lasting engines as well as low-cost repairs and replacement parts, specifically for their popular Camry and Corolla models. American-made vehicles have a much more substantial availability of parts. It is easier to find US repair shops who have the tools, parts, and experience needed to service all Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, and Dodge models. Popular American sedans commonly encountered at used car auctions include Chevy Malibus and Impalas, both of which also have a reputable motor life.
Although cost is always a major deciding factor with any large purchase, it should not be the sole factor on which you base your decision. Other factors, including the reputation of a particular model as well as the current mileage on the used car.
Take this example: if you had the choice between a Subaru Baja and a Honda Civic, both with 300,000 miles and both with the same price, which would you choose? Unless the Subaru Baja is a better fit for specific driving needs, most people would be more inclined to choose the Honda Civic. Why? As we’ve discussed, the Honda Civic has developed a solid reputation for being long lasting in the used car industry, whereas the Subaru Baja has not. In addition, since Honda Civics are much more common than the Subaru Baja, repair technicians will have easier access to Honda tools as well as cheaper parts.
When searching for a pre-owned or used pickup truck, there are a few more options to consider, specifically the intended usage for the vehicle. Typically, the first step is to decide between a midsize pickup (such as a Toyota Tacoma or a Chevrolet Colorado) or a fullsize pickup (such as a Ford F150, a Dodge Ram 1500, or a Chevy Silverado). To determine this, a good question to ask yourself is: is my primary goal to save gas or to increase towing capacity? If you are looking to tow, will you be towing something big, small, or both? It is important to make this determination because because if you purchase a midsize truck and then wish to upgrade your payload capacity, you may need to get a bigger truck or SUV. For many used midsize pickup trucks, gas mileage will be considerably better, and repairs will typically be much cheaper than on a fullsize pickup truck. For those car buyers seeking a 4x4 drivetrain, a good general rule of thumb to keep in mind is that most fullsize pickups will have this feature while only some midsize models will have it. Always be sure to do research on any vehicle before purchasing it.
At Dashub, our team’s expertise on different makes and models will help guide you towards finding that optimal vehicle which meets all of your needs, preferences, and most importantly, your budget. Our car experts are always diligently cultivating more in-depth knowledge on used car quality and industry standards so that we can provide our customers with the best information and choices available when purchasing their next vehicle.