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Buying a car is always a major decision, but selecting the right used car involves weighing different factors than buying a new one. You’re not just picking a model or trim — you need to identify the specific vehicle that meets all your requirements.

Please keep reading to get a few tips to help you when buying a used car.

Reliable Models

Buying a used car allows you to get the benefit of hindsight. Sometimes, certain models from specific years are known for being particularly reliable or unreliable.

New technologies sometimes get improved over time, as kinks get worked out in the second- or third-generation. The Mazda3 from recent years boasts all kinds of technology that has benefitted over the years.

You can get the best of both worlds when you find a used Mazda for sale from a recent year. For example, a Mazda3 from the last five years or so will have smart safety technology and an advanced infotainment system.

So long as the mileage on the specific car you want to buy is relatively low, look for the model Mazda you want from a year that has an excellent reputation.

Thorough Inspections

If you were inspecting a used car, would you even know what to look for? Some people have in-depth knowledge about cars, but not everybody.

The Mazda Certified Pre-Owned Program puts every vehicle under a comprehensive 160-point inspection carried out by factory-trained technicians. An expert will vet everything from the transmission to the sound system, so you can drive away confidently knowing your vehicle is in great shape.

A CARFAX Canada Vehicle History Report comes with every car in the Certified Pre-Owned Program, so you’ll know if the vehicle you’re considering buying has been through an accident or the body shop.

Long Warranties

Buying a car used is a fantastic way to reduce the vehicle’s price, and a long warranty will help you enjoy peace of mind throughout its lifetime. That’s why every vehicle in the Mazda Certified Pre-Owned Program comes automatically with a 7-year/140,000 km (whatever comes first) Limited Powertrain Warranty.

Mazda dealers across the continent will fix your car if something should go wrong on the road. If you’d like, buy an extended warranty to enjoy even longer peace of mind.

Visit the Dealership Now

Your local Toronto Mazda dealers always have great prices on high-quality used cars, but now is an especially good time to visit our dealership. Make an appointment and come on by!

We have some special bargains on offer, including 0.5% purchase financing on select 2021 vehicles and up to $1,000 credit on winter tires for select new Mazdas. If you need an affordable car you’ll love driving for years, visit Yorkdale Dufferin Mazda.

Mazda’s Certified Pre-Owned Program takes the guesswork out of the equation by connecting you with a very affordable used vehicle that’s in great condition and comes with long-lasting warranties. Keep the above tips in mind, and you’ll hit the road in style this winter and beyond.