Learn About the Advantages of Buying a Used Vehicle!

At O'Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram we love helping customers shop for vehicles, and that includes ones from our used vehicle inventory.  The most obvious advantages with buying a used car to drive around Warsaw, New Haven, and beyond is that you'll pay less for it than you would if you were going to buy the same model new. You also don't have to worry about as much deprecation if you're buying a used vehicle.

However, some of the other advantages of buying used aren't so obvious, and we wanted to talk about them today!

You Can Get A Lot of Amenities

Shopping for a used vehicle doesn't mean you have to choose the most inexpensive and feature-free model to take back to your home in Auburn!

Shopping for a used car is a great way to get premium and even luxurious features that you may not be able to afford on a new model. You can filter our used inventory by Features (it's near the bottom of the parameters list) and choose ones that stand out. Highly sought after examples include used vehicles with leather seats, premium audio, advanced safety features, power liftgates, and moonroofs. If you shop by Features, you can drive away with a well-equipped used car at a great price!

Lower Ownership Costs

We briefly mentioned the initial vehicle costs, but we also want to get into costs that occur after you've signed the papers. One of the benefits of buying a used car is that they typically cost less to insure than a new vehicle and definitely less than a new vehicle lease which costs the most to insure.

Registration fees also tend to be lower on used vehicles, and if you are on a tight budget those are costs you'll want to keep an eye on.


More Flexibility

When you own a new vehicle, you can do whatever you want to it, but let's say you are deciding between leasing new or buying used because they both have lower costs. A huge benefit of buying a used vehicle is that you can customize it however you want and use whatever products you desire. While we always encourage the use of Genuine brand parts and accessories, if you chose to go with another provider you are free to do so with a used vehicle. If you lease you must stick with OEM products.

This is especially important to keep in mind if you're looking for an off-roading vehicle, as they're no stranger to customization and upgrades.


Most of the used vehicles at our Fort Wayne dealership are from recent model years, but we still have older vehicles on deck. These are perfect for shoppers who like a body style that is no longer produced or those who like old engines that have been retired.

Older vehicles also tend to have fewer tech features. This is appealing to parents who want to get their teen driver a vehicle without all the bells and whistles that can be distracting or to drivers who simply like to, well, keep things simple.

Lastly, these older models have lower price tags, so if you need a second vehicle for occasional use, they're a solid option and you won't feel like you're breaking the bank.

"Like New" Perks

We give all our used vehicles a thorough inspection, but if you want to have extra confidence in your used purchase - perhaps because you or someone you know has had a bad used car experience - you can check out our selection of Certified Pre-Owned models from the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram brands.

These models have mileage and model-year restrictions to ensure you're getting a contemporary selection, and they have gone through an extensive 100+ point inspection. They also have extended warranty coverage in case something goes wrong and new vehicle perks like roadside assistance and trial subscriptions to premium radio stations to enjoy as you drive around Huntington.

As you can see, there are a lot of advantages when it comes to buying a used vehicle! Stop into our dealership this week to check out our selection and get out on a test drive.


O'Daniel Motor Sales Inc

5611 Illinois Rd
Directions Fort Wayne, IN 46804-1153

  • Sales: (260)435-5330
  • Service: (260)435-5375
  • Parts: (260)435-5390


  • Monday 08:30AM - 07:00PM
  • Tuesday 08:30AM - 07:00PM
  • Wednesday 08:30AM - 06:00PM
  • Thursday 08:30AM - 07:00PM
  • Friday 08:30AM - 06:00PM
  • Saturday 09:00AM - 04:00PM
  • Sunday Closed
  1. O'Daniel Motor Sales Inc

    5611 Illinois Rd
    Fort Wayne, IN 46804-1153

    • Sales: (260)435-5330
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