Perks Of Buying Used Cars

While some buyers might be enticed by that new car smell and the lowest miles possible, buying new isn’t the right choice for every buyer. That’s why here at Scott Will Toyota we wanted to inform our customers on the some of the perks and benefits of buying a used vehicle. We’re proud to offer a wide selection of used vehicles of all different makes, models and years, not only Toyota models. So keep reading to learn more about why buying used could be the smart choice for you.


Being able to afford a vehicle is essential. Because a used car is objectively cheaper than its newer equivalent, your down payment and monthly payments will be much lower than they would be for a used car. Plus, it’s also more doable to pay for a used car all at once, meaning you wouldn’t even have to worry about making monthly payments. Buying used could also potentially mean spending less for more features, or for a nicer model than what you had before.

Lower Insurance Rates

In addition to low monthly payments, you’ll encounter that insuring your used vehicle will also be more economical. Insurance rates are determined according to the value of your car, and since used cars cost less, so does their insurance.

Slower Depreciation

A new car loses a lot of its value within the first few years of ownership. While depreciation is a constant process with cars, it tends to plateau after those initial years. A used car will likely have already gone through this decline in value when you purchase it, which means you pay much less.


Models get discontinued quite often in the automotive industry, even ones that we may be attached to get put on hold. When you buy used, you have a larger selection of options versus buying new. Additionally, you can find cars with different trims or features that may no longer be available on those models. Buying used is all about choices, because you aren’t limited by the features and trims of a single year.

Interested in purchasing a used vehicle? Stop by Scott Will Toyota of Sumter for a test-drive today. We have a large variety for you to choose from, so come visit us at our dealership, located at 2542 Broad Street, Sumter, SC 29150. As always, we look forward to serving our customers from Sumter, SC, and throughout Cherryvale, Britton, Mayesville and Ashwood.