Used Car Lots Near Me – Costa Mesa, CA

If you find yourself doing online searches for “used car lots near me” and cannot tell the difference between the search results, there are a few things to keep in mind as you sort through the different dealerships: you will want to find a dealership you can trust, one that has a good reputation, with quality vehicles and brands, and ideally one that has been around for a long time. The dealership’s reputation is probably the most important.

At Orange Coast, we have been family owned and operated for over 30 years. We’ve won awards for our customer service. We doubt many used car lots can make similar claims, and there’s a reason for this: we put the customer first. We also have an extensive inventory of new and used vehicles to choose from, so you are sure to find a vehicle that suits your lifestyle. And when you come to Orange Coast, you know you will be getting a quality car and quality brand.

As Southern California’s premier new and used car dealer for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram, you can trust us to give you a fair price and a vehicle with tremendous value. We only sell quality vehicles, and that’s why we have such a good reputation. At a local used car lot, you take your chances. But at Orange Coast, you know what you are buying: a quality used car backed by a solid reputation. This reputation is hard-earned, and you’ll sense this the minute you walk in the door.

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Can I Finance My Used Car?

Often we find customers are unsure if they can finance a used car. At Orange Coast, we offer financing for all new and used vehicles, even if you have no credit. We will work with you to find a loan that makes sense for your budget and find you the best possible rate. We know how difficult it can be to purchase a car, which is why our expert finance team is here to help guide you through the process.

Above anything else, we believe you should have control over your purchase experience, which is why we want you to have options. This way, you can choose the financing option that makes the most sense for you. Whether you have excellent credit or poor credit, our friendly and knowledgeable finance team will assist you in finding the perfect loan for your situation. We can offer this financial flexibility because we have a strong relationship with many lenders. So feel free to take a look at our extensive selection of used cars and know that you are that much closer to securing the vehicle of your dreams.

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Is It Worth It to Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Car?

Aside from the peace of mind that certified pre-owned vehicles bring, there are many benefits to buying a certified car. For one, they actually cost less. When you buy a CPO car, you’re essentially buying a new car, but for much less than you would pay for a new car. This is because you are taking advantage of the natural depreciation of the vehicle. Some vehicles can lose 30 percent of their value in the first three years. That’s what makes a CPO vehicle such a smart purchase.

You’re often buying the current generation model too, early in the production life cycle, with all the same features as the newest model year. And while the vehicle is essentially new, that’s not even the best part. This is a low-risk purchase. Often, the vehicle is still covered under the manufacturer’s warranty, so you will not have to worry about incurring expensive repairs as you might with a used car.

It’s unlikely you will have any issues with a CPO car, however, because they are put through multipoint inspections by factory-trained technicians, which can involve checking up to 300 items. Knowing that a trained technician has inspected the vehicle thoroughly is invaluable. If there were any issues with the car, they have been repaired and replaced with new parts. So you’re getting the same peace of mind as a new car at a more affordable price, which just makes too much sense. Of course, there are advantages to buying a used car as well, but the fact remains that CPO vehicles are a smart purchase.

How Many Miles Are "Too Many" For a Used Car?

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The number of miles on a used car is one of the things to consider when determining the value of a used vehicle. The higher the number, the lower the value. That’s the general rule, at least, though there are many exceptions. What the number of miles should be telling you is not so much the number of miles it currently has, but the number of miles you will be able to get out of the vehicle. So you will want to calculate how many miles you drive a year and then try to estimate how many years you will be able to use the vehicle.

If you only drive 5,000 miles a year, say, then looking at a higher mileage vehicle would make sense for you. Because then, if you bought a car with 90,000 miles or more on it, you could realistically have this vehicle for 15-plus years, and you would not have paid a premium price due to the higher mileage. A good maintenance plan and prompt repairs could keep this vehicle running much longer.

The average person drives between 10,000-15,000 miles a year, with 12,000 being the most common measurement. So if you purchase a vehicle with 50,000 miles on it, then you can expect to have the car for at least eight years and most likely longer. Knowing how many miles you typically drive in a year and predicting your future needs for your next vehicle is the most important factor in determining how many miles are too many.

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