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Top Tips for Buying a Used Car

Are you undecided on whether a new car is right for you? Though a shiny new car is often tempting, buying a second-hand car can save you money, lower insurance and is considered better for the environment. Follow our tips for buying a second-hand car so you can find the model that is perfect for you. Discover a huge range of used Mitsubishi models by visiting your local Mitsubishi dealership in Dorset and Wiltshire. We specialise in supplying the finest approved Mitsubishi vehicles so you can drive away confidently knowing that you got a great model at great value.

Understanding your requirements

Before looking at used cars for sale, you need to think about what features, style and kind of engine you are looking for. Do you want a big SUV so there is room for the family? Are you looking for a sporty driving experience? Or do you want a modern interior to stay connected? Make a check list of all the things you want in your car to avoid spending money on a model that does not suit you and your lifestyle. Visit our website to compare Mitsubishi model variants and understand the different specifications across the ranges. Try and get an idea of which model is best for you before you start shopping for second-hand cars.


Value your old vehicle

If you are looking to buy a used Mitsubishi to replace your current vehicle, get a free online valuation to see how much your car is worth. Consider part-exchange to save the time and hassle of selling privately. You can use money from your old vehicle to put towards the deposit, purchase or finance of your second-hand car. Buying a used car can be up to 50% cheaper than buying a new model, so exchanging your old vehicle is another cost-effective solution for purchasing a car.


Book a test drive

Once you have mulled over the financial and technical aspects of buying a used car and decided what kind of model you are looking for, you can enjoy the fun part! Taking a test drive is the best way to get a feel for the interior and the driving experience the model offers. By driving it you will be able to tell whether you enjoy driving the car or if it’s missing some features you wanted. It’s also a great way to ensure the second-hand car is running smoothly and is in good condition.


Buy from a trusted dealer

Any vehicle you purchase will obviously require payment, so it is essential that you are paying for a good quality car from a trusted dealership. One of the advantages of buying a second hand car is that most of the depreciation has already occurred. Despite this, you want your car to have been maintained and in good condition before you drive away with it. If you are looking at used cars for sale, make sure they have some kind of authentication or approval from the manufacturer or dealer. You should also ensure that you are given all the necessary documents and vehicle handbooks to go with it. Visit your local Mitsubishi dealership for the best quality used cars that are all Mitsubishi approved.


Get the best used Mitsubishi model that is ideal for you and drive away confidently! To learn more about approved Mitsubishi used cars or to shop our range of new car models, visit our Mitsubishi dealership showrooms today in Poole and Salisbury.

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