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Tips for Buying a Used Car

Buying a car is an important financial decision. If you choose the right car, you'll have a reliable set of wheels that can last for years to come. If you choose the wrong car, it'll hit your wallet hard. That’s why we at Bakersfield Mitsubishi are here to help! Here are a few tips for buying a used car in Bakersfield, California, and saving money on your next pre-owned ride.

Establish A Budget

The first step to purchasing a used vehicle is to figure out exactly how much you can afford to spend on it. Once you have your budget, stick to it. Don’t go over that amount, even if you’re tempted to shop outside of your price range.

Do Your Homework

Do some research before you visit the dealership so that you know which models you’re most interested in buying. Check vehicles’ price points, as well as their safety and fuel economy ratings. Browse model reviews on reputable auto news publications to familiarize yourself with each model’s strengths. It’s also smart to view consumer reviews of your top models so you’re aware of any common service issues or problematic model years to avoid.

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Consider CPO

Choosing a certified pre-owned vehicle is an easy way to know that you’re bringing home a quality ride with no hidden service issues. Here at Bakersfield Mitsubishi, we thoroughly inspect each CPO vehicle and back them with a Powertrain Limited Warranty for added peace of mind. Find out more about the Mitsubishi CPO program here.

Test It Out

Before purchasing a used vehicle, stop by Bakersfield Mitsubishi to take it for a test drive. This will ensure that the vehicle you bring home has the comforts, features, and technologies that you need and want for your lifestyle.


If you have any questions about buying used, feel free to give us a call here at Bakersfield Mitsubishi in Bakersfield, California, and we'll be happy to help you find the right car for your situation.

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