When you go to pick out a new Toyota in Clermont, what do you look for? Fuel efficiency, affordability, technology, and space are some of the biggest requests we get. Before you start shopping for a car, you should definitely make a list of the characteristics that you’re not willing to compromise on. However, is resale value on that list? Resale value is basically how much bang your’re going to get for your buck when you turn around to sell your car down the road, and it’s definitely something you want to consider before plunking down your wallet. Our new Toyota cars are pretty renowned for their resale value; KBB.com is constantly handing us awards for that very quality. However, if you’re not in the Toyota market, you should still know how to pick a ride that will hold its value over the years!
Toyota of Clermont shares resale value tips
We’ve got tips for you – let’s get started on the best ways to ensure you’re getting a ride with a lot of resale value!
Color is a big factor, believe it or not. You may like that bright blue new Toyota in Clermont now, but the possible future owner may not be a fan of the hue. The color of your car can actually drop its value down the road, so try to stick with hues like silver, white, black, or red – they hold the most appeal in the automotive world and will help get you the money you deserve.
Performance is another factor. Think about it – if you live in an urban area where you never see snow or ice, chances are having four-wheel drive or bad-weather handling capabilities won’t really make a difference to future owners, nor will it make them shell out more money for the car. Consider where you live and what performance capabilities are valued there before signing the dotted line on an affordable new Toyota in Clermont! Oh, and automatic transmissions typically bring more money than manual!
Should you invest in more technology for better resale value?
Technology may seem like it’s a big boost in value, but it changes so fast nowadays that it’s not… so think twice before spending money on fancy equipment or upgrades if resale value is your goal. (If you want an awesome listening experience in your new Toyota, that’s a different story.) However, some technology is always desired – features like a moonroof and a CD changer continue to provide better resale value, according to research. So does a leather interior!
Type of car is also a big one! Picture this: you buy a convertible, but you live in the Northeast where driving it is fun maybe 2-3 months out of the year. We don’t think you’ll have an eager line of buyers lining up, nor will someone drop big bucks to get that type of car in that environment. Think about where you live and what types of cars function best there before making the investment!
Want more tips? Toyota of Clermont is here to help! Come on in today and see us. We’re just west of the Florida Turnpike at 16851 State Road 50!