Used Car FAQs

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Used Car FAQs

Feeling overwhelmed by the used car purchase process? We understand. Every day, customers walk into our Lexus dealership near Bristol wondering how to buy a used car in Connecticut, and our auto sales team never fails to help them find the perfect vehicle for their lifestyle. If you're still wondering whether you should buy a used car from a dealership vs. private party, wonder no more -- one visit to our showroom and we're sure you'll find the perfect used Lexus RX 350 or ES 300h for your needs. If you're ready to start shopping used cars for sale nearby, read through the following used car buying tips and then give us a call today.

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Should I Buy a Used Car from a Dealership?

Yes. While there are several other sources where you could look for used cars for sale -- including everything from the local classifieds to the latest online car-selling websites -- your authorized dealer will offer professional sales support, used car financing solutions and a wide selection of models to choose from. Such comprehensive support is par for the course at Hoffman Lexus, where customers love our selection of L/Certified Lexus models and our wide array of Lexus specials. With so many options to choose from, it's no wonder that so many Bristol Lexus fans have made our local used car dealer their go-to destination for a new-to-them NX or UX SUV.

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What Questions Do I Ask When Buying a Used Car?

Anyone in the market to buy a used car will want to ask their sales consultant a few critical questions that are relevant no matter the make or model of the vehicle in question. We recommend asking all the following before you take a used Lexus test-drive in Connecticut:

  • Does the car have a clean Vehicle History Report?
  • Are there maintenance records or receipts to verify any prior servicing?
  • What safety features and other technologies is the car equipped with?
  • Is the vehicle still covered by the factory warranty? If not, is it eligible for an extended warranty?

How Many Miles is Good for a Used Car?

Generally, lower mileage is more ideal, as a vehicle that hasn't seen as much road time will usually have less wear and tear compared to a high-mileage car. That said, well-maintained vehicles with higher mileage are often available for a highly competitive price point, making them a great choice if you're looking for an affordable, reliable used car in Connecticut. If you'd like to buy a used Lexus with confidence, visit our showroom, where you'll find plenty of used cars for sale that are in excellent condition. We look forward to helping you find the perfect low-mileage Lexus SUV or sedan for your budget and lifestyle.