Used GMC Trucks in Rhode Island
With the cost of pickup trucks on the rise (primarily as a result of their increasing luxury), it can be tough to justify buying a brand-new one. There happens to be a vast lineup of used pickup trucks, though, that are just as ready for a tough day’s work or an off-road adventure – but at a much better price. Anybody in the market for a pickup should look toward a preowned GMC, as they have established themselves time and again as a manufacturer of super tough and highly reliable trucks with extra attention given to comfort.
Pricing of Used vs. New
The most obvious reason why used trucks are so popular is that they’re much cheaper than their brand-new counterparts. This is because the largest depreciation hit takes place when a vehicle is first driven off the lot. Let’s compare a brand-new Sierra 1500 SLE crew cab to the same trim and configuration from 2016. With the 2016 version, it’s not unlikely to find one priced around $33,000 with relatively low miles, whereas a new 2019 comes with a starting MSRP of $41,795. To put this into perspective, a three-year-old vehicle with a low mileage (meaning much life remaining) can save you close to $9,000.
If you’re looking for something a little smaller – and therefore more affordable, the same deals apply to the midsized Canyon. The starting MSRP for a brand-new SLE trim is $33,695, while the same one from 2016 with around 23,000 miles can be found well under $30,000. As you can see, you can get a well-equipped pickup that’s only a few years old for significant savings.
GMC Certified Pre-Owned Models
You’ll always be at far less risk buying from a dealer instead of a private seller. But searching for a used GMC pickup as a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) can give you the ultimate peace of mind. With this certification, the benefits are plenty since only the best-maintained trucks can make the cut. To be considered for the CPO program, each GMC must be no older than six model years and have a maximum odometer reading of 75,000 miles. To be certified, it must then pass a rigorous 172-point inspection. If it meets these requirements and passes the inspection, then it can be given the CPO stamp of approval. Before it’s put on the lot for sale, though, the service department will correct any developing issues, leaving the truck in near-new condition.
CPO trucks come with a lot of benefits, including two factory-backed warranties (a brand-new 6-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and a 12-month/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty), plus 24-hour roadside assistance, two on-the-house maintenance visits, a free comprehensive Carfax Vehicle History Report, and trial memberships (three months) for OnStar Services and SiriusXM satellite radio. If you’re not happy with your CPO purchase, GMC also offers a Vehicle Exchange Program where you can bring it back to the dealer within the first 3 days or 150 miles of ownership (whichever comes first) to exchange it for a Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC of your choosing.