Before choosing which make, model and body style you'd like, decide whether a new or used vehicle is right for you. Aspects such as warranties, cabin technology, and maintenance repairs vary between new and used vehicles. By the end of this article, you'll know whether a new or used Dodge car or Ram truck meets your needs the best.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact the team at Midway Dodge in Chicago at (888) 416-9124.

Why Buy a New Car

In addition to you being the first to own it, a new car is available with the latest in advanced features and a factory warranty, which isn't always the case for a used car. Apple CarPlay™, driver assistance technology, and a rotary shifter are only a few examples of advanced technology available on new models, which make your driving experience flawless.

Also keep in mind that new cars are highly reliable because there is no wear and tear when you purchase it. As a result, you'll only visit our service center for regular maintenance appointments to keep your new Dodge or new Ram vehicle running smoothly. However, if you do need repair services within the first three to five years, the Dodge warranty has you covered. Under the 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, certain repairs and replacements parts are at no extra cost to you, saving you out-of-pocket expenses.

Why Buy a Used Car

You can take advantage of the vehicle's depreciation. The model costs less because the first owner covered the cost of depreciation and now it's available for you at a reduced price. With that in mind, you can purchase a high-end model that you wouldn't consider otherwise, like a Dodge Challenger SRT. If you play your cards right, a used car, truck or SUV could be equipped with technology features you've dreamed of such as turn-by-turn navigation and a Uconnect® infotainment system. Don't forget, the average used vehicle could be out of a warranty depending on what model year it is.

Advantaged of Buying Certified Pre-Owned

If you'd prefer a like-new model, consider a CPO Dodge or Ram vehicle. You get the best of both worlds: the reliability of a new car and the asking price of an average used vehicle. Certified pre-owned vehicles are used cars that passed a 125-point inspection and were reconditioned with OEM parts to run like new. Certified pre-owned cars, trucks & SUVs come with warranties too, offering you peace of mind and savings on select repairs and parts for three to seven years. Learn more about the benefits of our certified pre-owned program.

Finance or Lease a New or Used Vehicle in Chicago, IL

If you're thinking about getting a new or CPO vehicle, be sure to check the incentives offered by our Dodge and Ram dealership to benefit from lease and finance deals. If you qualify for factory-direct incentives, deals range from rebates to low monthly lease payments and low annual percentage rates.

If you decide on an average used vehicle, your only option is to purchase it, which is a breeze when you finance with Midway Dodge in Chicago, IL. We work with every type of credit imaginable, so don't be shy about reaching out to our finance specialists.

Learn more about the pros and cons of financing and leasing by visiting our buying vs. leasing page.

Schedule a Test Drive in Chicago, IL

Now that you've decided whether a new or used vehicle meets your needs, you can browse our new and pre-owned inventory, pick a model, and get up close and personal with a test drive appointment. If you're having trouble deciding which model meets your needs, head over to our research hub and learn about the vehicles you're considering in detail.

Feel free to reach out to the team at Midway Dodge in Chicago by calling (888) 416-9124 for answers to any questions you have.

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