Thinking About Buying A Used Jeep? Here’s Why You Should.
Ah yes, Jeep® – the Holy Grail of off-roading and one of the most recognized vehicles world wide. The Jeep Brand represents ultimate freedom and endless adventure, but would you consider buying one used? There are some consumers out there that may be quick to run in the other direction when it comes to buying used cars. But why? When consumers return their vehicles, it doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s something wrong with it. One of the amazing things about an automotive brand like Jeep, is not only how they were built-to-last, but they also maintain residual value years later.
Ok, let’s start with the fun part about Jeeps – the modifications. It’s fun to think about all the extras drivers can add to their Jeep, after all, it is considered “legos for adults” – no model proves themselves more than the Jeep Wrangler. Every year, new Jeep accessories are released in order to allow Jeep owners continuous options and never-ending adventures. During the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, Ram and Mopar presented two new catalogs by Mopar. Along with customizations, Mopar created a new catalog with over 200 parts in order to improve performance. Imagine all the off-roading possibilities!
Some may not know this, but Jeeps were assembled to maintain longevity and durability. When it comes to vehicles that are built specifically for off-roading, difficult trails, and rock crawls – they obviously have to be built to last. Ever wonder why Jeepers absolutely love their Jeeps? Because, even if the Jeep is maybe 20 years old, drivers can still take on those difficult trails without a worry and keep up with newer Jeep models. Additionally, depending on the generation, some may prefer the older Jeep models like the Jeep Wrangler or Cherokee versus the newer ones like the Jeep Renegade or Compass. For those younger kiddos looking for some adventure, the more capabilities offered, the better.
One of the main reasons consumers buy used vehicles is because of how budget-friendly they can be. Times are tough, and unfortunately, most struggle to make ends meet. So, imagine not having the funds to buy a dependable vehicle just to get from point A to point B. Yes, public transportation is an option but isn’t it nice not having to depend on someone else to take you to work or even run a few errands? This is where owning a used Jeep can be beneficial. The 2018 Jeep Renegade, for example, has a starting price of $19,000. Now think about this – if a new Jeep Renegade has a starting price of $19,000, IMAGINE the value on a used Jeep. It’s important that consumers keep in mind the difference between the cost and value of their vehicle. The value is the potential opportunity to increase profitability – for instance, modifications add value. On the other hand, the cost of the vehicle is how much the consumer initially spends. So basically, the value of the Jeep will be preserved, but the cost will decrease overtime. Even still, Jeeps are considered amazing vehicles no matter the age.
So, in the end, the choice is up to you. But think about this – would you rather purchase a used Jeep and invest a little bit of cash to add on some epic modifications or spend maybe more in modifying a brand new Jeep? The answer is obvious, “YES PLEASE” to a used Jeep!!!