Used Mercedes Benz – Foothill Ranch, CA
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When looking for a used Mercedes Benz vehicle, it’s important to understand the advantages it provides when compared to a new one. If you can get over the fact that you might not have the most up-to-date technology, features, or even materials (depending on how old a model is), it’s a great deal. For starters, it’s still a Mercedes, which means if it was taken care of properly by the previous owners, it will keep running for a very long time. So even finding one with 80,000 or 100,000 miles on it isn’t something to worry about. With a used Mercedes, that vehicle that so many aspire to drive suddenly becomes a reality. The cost of a new one might be unobtainable right now, but a used one? That’s a different story. If you set your heart on buying a used model, you’ll also have more models to choose from. You won’t just be stuck buying the current ones. Finally, when you compare a used Mercedes vehicle to another brand’s model I guarantee you won’t be disappointed with how many more features it has.
All around, they’re just a great value. Especially if you grab one from a trusted dealership like Mercedes-Benz Foothill Ranch.
An Aspiration Becomes Reality
The used market in general has many benefits people might not realize — especially the luxury market. Vehicles that sometimes sit upwards of $100,000 even have their prices reduced drastically. While the bulk of new Mercedes are hovering closer to 40-50k, it’s still going to be substantially cheaper to buy an older version of the same model because of depreciation. Because of this substantial difference in price, it’s very possible to buy a higher-trim luxury Mercedes model that’s four or five years old for the same price as or less than a brand new economy car model — like a Honda, Toyota, or even Chevy.
How is that possible? Depreciation. While depreciation is a used car buyer’s dream, it’s a nightmare for the new car buyer. After all, they lose a substantial portion of their car’s value over the first four or five years of ownership. When they try and sell it back or trade it up, they only get a fraction of the price when compared to what they paid for it.
But, buying a used Mercedes is even more advantageous when you consider that during the first five years of its life — like a lot of other high-end luxury cars — depreciation hits it even harder when compared to an economy car. After that, it tapers off and depreciates at the same rate as your standard car brands like Honda. Therefore, used Mercedes-Benz models from 2010-2011 are dirt cheap compared to the current version of those models.
Ultimately, that massive reduction in price on a used model makes an aspirational vehicle become a reality sooner than prospective car buyers might think, which is a nice alternative to your standard sedan models.
More Models to Choose From
While buying a new car limits you to the current 2016 C-Class, E-Class, and S-Class sedans, and any of your other mainstream models, you’ll find more options when browsing for used cars online. Or, potentially in a dealership’s inventory. Shopping online in particular will provide you with more options, since more of the old-school models are posted on websites like Craigslist. A 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300D turbo-diesel is almost considered a collector’s piece, and while it might be expensive compared to other vehicles from that year, it’s still a lot cheaper than any vehicle produced by Mercedes in 2016. Not to mention, it has a completely different look and style than the current models. Also, most Mercedes built from the 1980s to late 1900s are considered to be bulletproof in both design and powertrain. These are the vehicles that gave Mercedes-Benz the reputation to run for more than a million miles. Buying one from this time frame not only ensures that it will go forever — if it was taken care of properly — but that you also have a piece of Mercedes-Benz nostalgia.
If it’s something a little more current you might be looking for, you still have more wiggle room compared to buying a new model. For example, getting a higher-trim level for the same price as the starting MSRP found on a 2016 Mercedes model is a valid possibility. If it’s not that much older, you’ll still benefit from all the advanced luxury features that were installed on the higher trim levels that model year.
Features Abound Compared to Other Used Cars
Speaking of features, compared to buying other used cars from other brands, you are definitely getting the better deal. Being a high-end luxury vehicle means that it outclasses the competition when it comes to technology, comfort, and fun. The best way to do this is load the vehicle with as many convenient, entertaining, and practical technological and comfort features as possible. Buy a 2014 C450 sedan and compare that to a 2014 Honda Accord of equal trim level, and take a wild guess at which one is going to have more features. Even compare that same used Mercedes to a 2016 Honda Accord — it will still have more.
How? Simple, because Mercedes has always gone above and beyond as a brand for their client base when it comes to features. That fact is further bolstered by the overwhelming amount of functions, buttons, and switches found on the new models. It would take a solid half hour with the owner’s manual in one hand to figure out what all the switches activate.
While this might seem overwhelming for some, that’s what consumers looking for a luxury car experience want. They want all the bells and whistles available, and even used models are able to provide that type of experience. It’s safe to say that’s a true testament to the brand’s commitment to consumer satisfaction.
Mercedes-Benz Foothill Ranch Stocks Used
Where would you find a high-quality used Mercedes model? At Mercedes-Benz of Foothill Ranch in California, of course. We’re a new dealership that houses modern ideals when it comes to car buying. That means, you get treated with respect and care by every member of our staff, and have a selection of high-quality new and used vehicles at your disposal. These vehicles have all been quality checked by a expertly trained technician, which means you can rest easy knowing that even the used vehicles on our lot are in the best shape possible. Furthermore, our staff has the knowledge and training necessary to help you find a Mercedes model that best suits your needs. Or, answer any questions you might have about your dream car. Regardless of what vehicle you pick, when you shop with us we are there for life. Meaning our service department will take exceptional care of you and your vehicle years down the road. They’ll make sure to have it running like the day you first bought it.
If a used Mercedes is for you, turn your attention to Mercedes-Benz Foothill Ranch — we promise we’ll take care of you.