New trucks are expensive, which makes it harder for the average person on a budget to get behind the wheel of a solid workhorse or fun off-roader. Luckily, there is a vast selection of used trucks just waiting to be started up again, and depending on the model year, you can find one similarly equipped to some of the latest models at significant savings. If that sounds good, then consider what Chevrolet’s used lineup of trucks can do for you. With a proud heritage of pure American ingenuity, Chevy has always been one of the most reputable pickup brands on the market. Read on to learn more about the benefits of buying a used Chevy.
Because new vehicles depreciate markedly when they’re driven off the lot for the first time, their resale value in turn decreases. As an example, consider a Chevy Colorado LT’s price when it’s new versus used. Brand-new, a 2019 Colorado LT has a starting MSRP of $30,795, whereas a used version of the same model and trim from 2015 can be found close to $24,000 with approximately 35,000 miles on the odometer (which is, after all, not even close to broken in). The same applies to Chevy’s heavy-duty Silverado; a 2020 Silverado 1500 LT has a starting MSRP of $36,900, but if you’re looking for a secondhand 2017, it’s possible to find that trim level with a price tag under $30,000 with about 40,000 miles. When you choose a slightly older model you can get what is essentially the same truck for a more manageable price.
The Certified Pre-Owned Advantage
For some added peace of mind in your used pickup search, one that is Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) might be in your best interest. After all, buying used, especially from a third-party seller, can be a tricky ordeal as they’re not always the most transparent when it comes to giving you all the details about a particular vehicle. Nevertheless, a CPO vehicle guarantees that it’s only of the highest quality standards. With Chevy in particular, they regard their vehicles very highly since every CPO-eligible model must be six model years old or newer, have a maximum odometer reading of 75,000 miles, and pass a rigorous 172-point inspection process that carefully examines the mechanical and body elements of a vehicle. If it meets those requirements and passes the inspection, it will be reconditioned as needed and then registered as CPO.
From here, all CPO Chevy trucks will get two all-new factory-backed warranties: a 6-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and a 12-month/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. You’ll also receive a comprehensive Carfax Vehicle History Report that indicates its prior maintenance as well as any problems it once had such as accidents, fires, title issues, etc. CPO Chevrolets are also covered by 24-hour roadside assistance, an OnStar service trial of three months, and a three-month trial for SiriusXM satellite radio.