Why Used Cars are Great First Cars

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If you’ve ever read your copy of Oh, The Places You’ll Go! and wondered, “Okay, but how do I get there?”, LaFontaine Chevrolet Dexter has the answer: a great selection of used cars that help you take advantage of new opportunities, making new friends, new memories, and a new credit history along the way.

If you’re buying your first car, why does buying a used car make the most sense?

Used Cars Cost Less

Older cars cost less up-front, especially if you shop our used cars under $10,000. Did you know that they keep saving you money?

They cost less to insure. They depreciate at a slower rate, so they also hold their value better if you trade in later. Furthermore, because you borrow less on a used car loan, you’ll pay less for that, too.

Used Cars Are Easier to Finance

Speaking of used car financing, it’s easier to get. When you’re just starting out, you may not have a credit history or may have overextended yourself. Because we work with alternate lenders, banks, and credit unions, we can extend credit to just about anyone.

Used Cars = Selection

You may not be looking for a used Chevy vehicle specifically. That’s fine. You should still visit your Dexter Chevy dealership. We take trade-ins of just about any make and model as long as they’re in great condition, so you never know what you’ll find here.

Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

If you’re in the mood to splurge, consider our Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. You get used car prices combined with new car features like advanced technology and safety features, giving you the best of both worlds.

Our team of Chevy dealers will discuss the terms and conditions, as well as the benefits you’ll receive (such as a warranty, OnStar®, and roadside assistance).

How to Shop for Your First Car — New or Used

How you shop, and where, matters just as much as what you buy. We can help you get it right.

  • Draw up a budget that includes your car payment, maintenance, fuel, and insurance
  • Match the type and size of vehicle to your commute, hobbies, and other needs
  • Take the time to pre-qualify for financing
  • Keep an open mind; be willing to consider multiple years, models, and trims, backing it up with a test drive

If you have questions during the process, bring them to LaFontaine Chevrolet Dexter. We’re here to help after the sale, not just during, with parts, service, and everything else you need on the road ahead.

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