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Used Car Dealership – Lexington, KY

Choosing the right vehicle is all about figuring out what you need, what works for you, and then finding the car, truck, or SUV that has everything you want. While you might spend a lot of time focusing on the different manufacturers and models available, it is also important to determine if a new or used model would be best for you. There are plenty of great reasons to choose a used car dealership, including a desire to save money while still getting access to great vehicles and exceptional customer service. It is important to choose the right dealership, as well as making sure the used vehicle you drive away in will run beautifully for years to come.

Here at Dan Cummins Chevrolet Buick, located just a short drive from Lexington, KY, we focus on offering the best selection of used cars, trucks, and SUVs for you to choose from. Our priority is to make sure you find the right vehicle that meets all of your needs, with financing that works for you. With our service center and parts department, we will be here for you for many years to come, so you always know where to turn any time you need maintenance or repairs. Come visit us at Dan Cummins Chevrolet Buick today to find out more and discover how rewarding it can be to shop for a used vehicle.

A row of cars are shown at a used car dealership near Lexington, KY.

Why Buy Used?

There are numerous reasons to choose a used car dealership when buying your next vehicle, and it really depends on what you are looking for. Some of the most common ones we hear include:

  • Lower Price – Perhaps the most obvious, and likely the most common, reason that a lot of people pick a used vehicle is for the lower price tag. While you might not be able to choose the options you want on your vehicle, you can pay a lot less for a model that is nearly identical to what is available brand-new. This not only helps you save money, but also lets you choose a model with advanced features while staying on a budget.
  • Avoid Depreciation – Depreciation refers to a loss in the value of your vehicle simply due to driving it and putting wear and tear on it. The first two or three years of a vehicle’s lifespan see the sharpest drop in value due to depreciation. By buying a used model, you can skip this initial depreciation, saving money on the price and also ensuring a higher value for your investment.
  • Help the Environment – This might not be immediately obvious to a lot of people, but it is an important reason to choose a vehicle from a used car dealership. A tremendous amount of energy and resources are used up in manufacturing a new car, truck, or SUV. By buying a used vehicle, and keeping it on the road longer, you actually help offset the impact of building the vehicle in the first place. With less need to make new models, you reduce the consumption of energy and materials, while justifying what was used to make that vehicle in the first place.

No matter why you choose a used car for your next vehicle, let us help you here at Dan Cummins Chevrolet Buick.

Check Out Our Expansive Inventory

Although there are some great perks that you can enjoy when you choose to buy from a used car dealership, there are also a couple drawbacks. One of the main ones is that you cannot customize your car by choosing from a variety of trim levels and options like you can when buying a brand-new model. A used vehicle already exists, and you are getting whatever features someone else chose when they bought it as new.

The way to offset this, however, is to buy from a dealership that has a large selection of vehicles for you to choose from. While you cannot make changes to a vehicle as easily as you can when picking from different options and packages on a brand-new model, you can simply look for a car, truck, or SUV with the features you want. The more cars you have to choose from, the easier it is to get everything you need and even some extra features you might not have thought about.

Here at Dan Cummins Chevrolet Buick, we have hundreds of used models available every single day for you to choose from. This makes it easy for us to work with you, figure out exactly what you are looking for, and then show you a wide array of models that meet your needs. With such a diverse and expansive inventory to choose from, you might find that shopping for a vehicle at a used car dealership is a lot more fun and exciting than you expected.

A happy couple is shopping for a used car.

Great Selection from the Best Manufacturers

Of course, our inventory is only as good as the vehicles we carry, which is why we insist on having models from the best manufacturers, in great condition. This means that no matter what you are looking for, whether you have some specific things in mind or you are just getting started, we can help you find it. Some of our common brands include:

  • Toyota – One of the most popular import brands on the market, Toyota has been making a name for itself in the US for decades. Known for tremendous reliability, these are among the most popular used vehicles around because they continue to work well for a long time. They are also easy to care for and maintain, so a Toyota car is a fantastic choice for a lot of our customers.
  • Chevy – Chevrolet has been a part of the American auto industry for about as long as there has been an industry. That means there are a tremendous number of used Chevy vehicles for you to choose from, and the modern lineup includes something for pretty much everyone. Whether you are looking for a car, truck, or SUV, there is sure to be a Chevrolet that meets your needs.
  • Buick – If you are looking for something with a luxurious design and innovative technology, then a Buick is a fantastic choice. Though these models can be a bit more expensive than some others, even when used, you get a tremendous vehicle with excellent features throughout for your money. Buick models are known for their reliability and include some of the finest cars and SUVs on the road.
  • GMC – GMC models tend to share a lot of features, mechanically, with Chevy vehicles, but with more advanced technology and more luxurious interiors. That makes them a bit more expensive than Chevy models, in general, but means that if you like the engine in a Chevy SUV and wish the interior was a little more refined, then there is likely a GMC model that will check all of your boxes.
  • Ford – When you think of American automotive design and innovation, it is easy to have “Ford” be the first name that comes to mind. The Ford brand has long been synonymous with some of the finest and most advanced cars, trucks, and SUVs around. In fact, the Ford F Series of pickups has been the best selling trucks for about 40 years now, and there is good reason for that.

Of course, our inventory changes all the time, so we have a wide variety for you to choose from.

Our Favorite Used Cars

From sporty two-door coupes to reliable four-door sedans, cars include a wide range of different vehicles for you to choose from. That means there are typically dozens of different cars to consider when you head to your used car dealership, and narrowing down your options can be tricky. Although we see dozens of vehicles pass through on a regular basis, a couple of our favorite used cars include:

Toyota Camry

First introduced in the 1980s, the four-door Toyota Camry has been a popular choice for decades. That means there are a lot of used Camrys on the road, though you will typically find more recent model-years when looking at vehicles at your used car dealership. Early models of the Camry were smaller, compact cars, while more recent models from the last 30 years have been a bit larger and fall in the midsize category. The most recent generation for the Toyota Camry started with model year 2018, so if you find used ones just coming off a lease, you can get the latest features and excellent technology in a used car.

Chevy Malibu

The original Chevy Malibu was introduced in the 1960s and available until the early 1980s, when it went out of production. In the late 1990s, however, the Chevy Malibu made a comeback and has been available ever since – unless you are a collector, we suggest looking for one of these more recent models. The Chevy Malibu is one of the most popular midsize sedans on the road, and in recent years there has been a clear focus on sophistication and impressive performance that has pushed it far beyond what we expected in the past. Numerous generations have been available since 1997, with the most recent starting for model year 2016 and including turbo engines and a surprisingly stylish design.

A dark blue 2017 Chevy Malibu is driving on a coastal road.

Our Favorite Used Trucks

Pickups are the workhorses of the automotive world, and even if you are looking for a used model, it is important to find an option that will work as hard as you do. A great used truck should be in excellent condition and have a cab and bed size that meet your needs. Because different engines and other features can impact the towing and payload capacities of a particular model, always look at the specs of a specific truck you are interested in to make sure it has the power you require. Some of our favorite used trucks include:

Ram 1500

The Ram 1500 or Ram Pickup has been available, in one form or another, since 1981. Although first sold as the Dodge Ram Pickup, it has simply been the Ram 1500 since 2010, and these are the models you are most likely to find at your used car dealership. The most recent generation for the Ram 1500 kicked off with model year 2019, so you are not likely to find a large selection of these just yet, though some may be available coming off a short lease. Those from the 20-teens are fantastic trucks that combine incredible performance and power with a stylish and sophisticated interior that is hard to beat.

Chevy Silverado 1500

Although the Chevy Silverado 1500 has only been around since 1999, it is the successor to the Chevy C/K series of trucks, which first went into production at the end of the 1950s, so it has a tremendous pedigree. The Silverado 1500 is a full-size, light-duty pickup that is the perfect option if you want the space and power of a full-size model, but you do not need the muscle of a heavy-duty option. Because these trucks are incredibly popular, you will find a lot of them at your used car dealership in excellent condition. The third generation for the Silverado 1500 went from 2014 to 2019; these are among the finest used trucks you can find.

Our Favorite Used SUVs

Over the last few decades, SUVs have become increasingly popular and are now among the most common vehicles on the road. They have replaced the station wagon or van for a lot of families as the ideal way to load up everyone and everything for a long road trip. Whether you are looking to go camping, hit the road for a vacation, or just run errands around town, an SUV is a great option to handle everything you need. Some of our favorite used SUVs include:

Chevy Equinox

The Chevy Equinox has been around since the mid-2000s, and during that time has been one of the most popular SUVs on the road. First introduced for model year 2005 as a midsize crossover model, later models starting in 2018 reduced the size to a compact instead. That is worth keeping in mind as you look at different used models, as the year will have an impact on how large the Equinox is and how much interior space it has. Even though recent-generation models are a bit smaller than before, they also include incredible technology and other fantastic features, so consider all of your options when shopping for a used SUV.

A blue 2018 Buick Encore is shown from the side driving on a city street.

Buick Encore

Although it has not been around as long as some other models, like the Chevy Equinox, the Buick Encore is among the most popular and gorgeous SUVs available. First introduced for the 2013 model year, it is still in its initial generation, though there was a facelift for 2017 with an upgraded front-end and more impressive interior features. Such a small release period means you can freely choose from among used Encore models and know that the one you get will have excellent performance, a luxurious interior, and great features throughout.

Some of Our Favorite Local Landmarks

The Lexington area is an amazing place to live, work, and play. Whether we are enjoying a day out with our families or entertaining friends from out of town, there are so many places to visit and see that it can be hard to narrow down our favorites. We asked around the lot to see what local landmarks our employees like best, and certain names kept popping up. While there were more answers than these, some of our favorites include:

  • Mary Todd Lincoln House – Originally built in the early 1800s, this Georgian-style house was purchased by the father of Mary Todd, who went on to marry Abraham Lincoln. It remains furnished with pieces from the period and can be toured with a guide to experience a remarkable piece of history firsthand.
  • Kentucky Horse Park – About 10 miles north of Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm and is world famous for the distinguished horses that have come from it. The Park is open to the public and includes a museum as well as demonstrations of blacksmithing, harness-making, and more.
  • Lexington Cemetery – Although not everyone might want to visit a cemetery, the Lexington Cemetery is particularly noteworthy as a gorgeous space that records nearly two centuries of life in the area. This is also a fantastic spot for bird-watching, due to its quiet nature and vast size.
  • Aviation Museum of Kentucky – Anyone with any interest in aviation should check out the Aviation Museum at Bluegrass Airport in Lexington. This museum houses the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame and numerous aircraft, with events throughout the year for aviation fans of all ages.

If we missed one of your favorite local spots, then come visit us at Dan Cummins Chevrolet Buick and tell us all about it.

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