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Used Cars FAQ

Which used Toyota is right for you? It's a question that can stump plenty of shoppers, especially those familiar with the full Toyota lineup. Truck buyers have to choose between the Tundra vs. Tacoma, while SUV fans have to narrow it down from the popular RAV4, the three-row Highlander and the new Corolla Cross, among other models. Toyota hybrid and sedan fans are equally spoiled for choice. To determine what's right for you, visit our Toyota dealer near Farmington today. We'll help you review your options, compare used car finance offers and schedule a used Toyota test-drive. With our help, you'll find the perfect pre-owned car in no time.

Used Vehicle FAQs

Should I Buy a Used Car from a Dealership?

Yes. While there are several other sources where you could look for used cars for sale -- including everything from the local classifieds to the latest online car-selling websites -- your authorized dealer will offer professional sales support, used car financing solutions and a wide selection of models to choose from. Hoffman Toyota offers all this and more. Our experts can help you compare the specs of any used Toyota you may be interested in, and we'll help decide whether you should buy a Tacoma vs. Tundra or Camry vs. Corolla. Thanks to our expertise, you'll feel confident as you review our inventory of used Toyota specials and Certified Pre-Owned Toyota sedans and SUVs.

What Questions Do I Ask When Buying a Used Car?

The most important questions you can ask about a used car revolve around its service history, warranty coverage and general mechanical condition. This means inquiring about common repair and maintenance items and reviewing any paperwork that might validate recent Toyota oil changes and tire rotations. Here are some specific questions you can ask your Toyota sales associate: 

  • Does the car have a clean Vehicle History Report?
  • Are there maintenance records or receipts to verify any prior servicing?
  • What safety features and other technologies is the car equipped with?
  • Is the vehicle still covered by the factory warranty? If not, is it eligible for an extended warranty?

How Many Miles is Good for a Used Car?

Generally, lower mileage is ideal, as a vehicle that hasn't seen as much road time will usually have less wear and tear compared to a high-mileage car. That said, well-maintained vehicles with higher mileage are often available for a highly competitive price point, making them a great choice if you're looking for a used car under $15,000 or $20,000.

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