Let’s be honest, buying a brand new truck with all the latest technology and features is a joy unlike many others. The new car smell is also nice to have in your life for a few months. But like all good things, it doesn’t last, and quickly owners of a brand new truck become an owner of a used truck, and the value drops.
That’s where the used truck market steps in to take advantage of a vast inventory. And where many smart shoppers want to live and buy. Flint Hills Auto offers some of the best used truck deals in Manhattan, KS, and our online inventory is kept up-to-date with our newest additions on the lot.
What are the benefits of buying a used truck, and what makes it such a popular and viable option?
The value of a used truck will never be what it was before the papers are signed and the truck leaves the lot for its maiden voyage. From that moment on, the truck is dropping in value, and with the normal wear and tear becomes a different beast, from a market perspective.
Used trucks are less expensive and this draws a lot of buyers who want updated technology and features but don’t want the hefty price tag of a pristine truck. Depending on features, age, and condition the price for a used truck can vary but it’s always less than brand new.
Think about it. Every car that isn’t new is used so that market includes nearly every vehicle that has been driven. That’s not only a variety of models and features, but all the years before the current one.
Of course the quality is going to vary with later models being of higher value due to age and condition, but generally it’s a bet on getting a good price for your used truck which also can vary.
This means that used truck shoppers have to do a bit more research in narrowing down how recent they want their truck to be, as well as which make and model they want. More options means better customization, or at the very least, an inexpensive template to customize on.
While a used truck can certainly be sold again, many new truck buyers find the stress of maintaining that pristine condition a burden more than a benefit. After a certain point there’s no reason to worry since the used market can be forgiving about minor issues after it’s moved from the new truck phase.
With this, there’s the opportunity to customize to your taste with a lift or other aftermarket upgrades that cost much less than getting those features on a brand new truck. That lifted truck you’ve been dreaming of can happen at a much lower price when you upgrade on a used truck.
Stop by Flint Hills Auto for a great deal on a used truck with a variety of trims and models to choose from. Whether it’s a full size truck or a compact truck, there’s plenty of inventory to choose from. Check our online inventory or call us at (785) 776-4004 to find an outstanding used truck!