Toronto is a big city and if you are looking to buy a used car, you will find plenty of car dealerships looking to sell you one. For the much sought after BMW’s and Mercedes-Benz vehicles, you will want to take extra care in searching for these cars. The reason for this is that these cars are very expensive to maintain and you do not want to be stuck buying a lemon.
No doubt that owning a Mercedes or BMW has a certain stigma to it. People tend to admire others that own these type of cars and would love to have one too. Buying a new one is not always the best option. You can find a perfectly good used one for almost half the price. So, if budget is a concern for you then continue reading because we’re going to tell you how you can find yourself one of these cars to buy.
Buying a BMW or Mercedes-Benz Privately
You can either walk into a used car dealership or find someone selling it privately. There are many classified ads that you can check where people will be selling their cars. If you’re going to buy privately then you will for sure have to take the car to a mechanic. Do not bring the car to the sellers’ mechanic as that would not be a very wise move. You can not be certain that this mechanic will be telling you the truth about the car. You will want to take the car to your own mechanic. If you do not have your own mechanic you should ask around and find out a good mechanic that knows these cars. Do not bring the car to a mechanic that only works on domestic vehicles because he or she will have very limited knowledge on a Mercedes Benz or BMW.
A mechanic that works on the type of car you want to buy is the ideal mechanic to take the car to have an inspection. Even if you have to pay a few dollars to have the car checked out it is worth every penny. If you trust the owner and then realize after you purchase the car that there is a major problem with it, it can cost you thousands. Whereas if you spend a few bucks on an inspection and a mechanic finds a problem you can use this as leverage when discussing price or simply walk away.
Going Shopping at Dealerships
You can also look for a used car dealership in Toronto that has a good reputation and has been in business for a while. Try to go with recommendations from friends, relatives or acquaintances. You don’t have to go with the big dealerships that sell new and used cars. If you find a small dealership that specializes in German cars like Dupont Auto Centre for example, then not only can you get a great vehicle but you can also save a lot of money. The smaller independent use car dealerships normally charge much less for the same car on a large dealership lot. Most of these small dealers will buy cars that come off a lease which is exactly the same type of vehicle that the large dealership sell. So, why would you want to spend more money just to have the prestige of buying at a large dealership. It makes no sense!
Things to Consider When Buying a BMW or Mercedes
If you are going to deal with an independent used car dealership in Toronto you also should consider having the car checked out by your mechanic. The dealership may sell you a warranty as well but this is entirely optional. Always buy a car that has not had an accident and make sure you buy a car that is certified. Keep in mind that just because a car is certified it does not mean that it is mechanically sound. There could be a problem with the engine which has nothing to do with the certification of the vehicle. This is why it is so important to have the car fully checked out by a mechanic before purchase.
Mercedes Benz and BMW’s are very special cars that people love. Here are a couple of links to check out for some Mercedes and BMW listings from Dupont Auto Centre.