Top Tips for Buying a Second-Hand SUV

The best part about shopping on Gumtree? You can get some incredible deals on quality goods, and SUVs are no exception. With over 10,000 currently listed on the site, you are spoiled for choice. Follow these simple tips to not only find the SUV of your dreams, but at the best price, too.

Find the right brand and model for you

Not all SUVs are created equally, including what they are designed for. Some are designed for longevity, and others are best known for their classy elements. If you are a family person, you’ll most likely want enough space to fit your family and everything you’ll need for weekend fun (think bicycles!), 4-wheel drive for any camping trips you may do, stylish looks, and a comfortable interior. Do your research to find which brands and models best fit these categories.

Know your generations

When browsing Gumtree for second-hand SUVs, you will notice a wide range of model years. While one model of Ford built in 2001 may be cheaper than a new one, keep in mind that it may have been redesigned by the brand a few years later including higher-end features you won’t want to miss out on. One generation up or down can drastically change the dynamics of the SUV, so triple check the average gas mileage, reliability and the engine sizes of each generation before you decide.

Do your due diligence

Never take a seller’s word for it. In other words, request the vehicle’s service history records, and have a professional assessment done by a licensed mechanic to make sure there is no hidden damage. They can also give you an idea of what services or replacements you may want to get done in the near future; armed with this knowledge, you may be in a better place to haggle the best price.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find a second-hand SUV close to home.

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