At Courtesy Buick-GMC of Chico, we've helped many buyers decide whether to buy a new car, truck or SUV, or something pre-owned. The right decision is as unique as you are. Here are a few of the pros and cons for each strategy. We offer a great selection of both new and used vehicles so call, contact us online or drive in from Redding, CA and we'll help you decide what works best for you.

Advantages of buying new

With a new car, the decision process is simpler. Since all new cars are virtually perfect, it's just a matter of deciding which vehicle and features you like best. New cars have more special offers to help lower the price. And new cars will obviously have the newest features, something used cars can't offer. Browse our new car inventory to select your next new car.

Disadvantages of buying new

As everyone knows, you lose thousands in depreciation as soon as you drive a new car home. What's more, the biggest depreciation any new car has occurs during the first year. New cars come with a higher price, which means higher monthly payments and higher insurance costs.

Advantages of buying used

When you buy a pre-owned car, truck or SUV at Courtesy Buick-GMC of Chico, depreciation works in your favor. Because the car has been through its big early loss in value, it comes with a big discount. Good late-model used cars can give you many of the same features you get with a new car, all at a much lower price. To see how much value is available, shop our used car inventory

Disadvantages of buying used

With a used car, you usually don't know if the previous owner maintained the car well, so used cars often cost more in repairs. You also have to accept some things about a used car you might wish were newer, better or just different. Contact us soon at Courtesy Buick-GMC of Chico to discuss your choices.