Should you buy a pre-owned vehicle?

New cars and trucks are great. They come loaded with all the latest bells and whistles and have that new car smell. But buying new isn’t always the best option. There are many reasons why buying a pre-owned vehicle might be the better choice for you.

Save Money

The first and most obvious reason to buy a pre-owned vehicle is price. They just cost less than new cars, trucks and SUVs, so you’ll save money right off. You’ll also likely pay less in tax, insurance, and registration costs. Plus, at Southbank Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, our low-price guarantee, based on real-time market data, means that you’ll get a great price and value.

Avoid Depreciation

Let’s face it, with very few exceptions, cars and trucks don’t go up in value with age. Vehicles lose value when they’re no longer new, dropping quickly in just a few years. Plus, the more mileage you put on them, the lower the value goes. With vehicles generally lasting longer these days, you can find an excellent pre-owned car or truck that won’t cost you a lot of money just driving it off the lot.

Peace of Mind

At Southbank, all of our pre-owned vehicles are reconditioned about ministry standards and put through a rigorous 150-point inspection to ensure the highest quality, backed by our lifetime engine warranty. In addition to the strict mechanical standards, our pre-owned vehicles are completely detailed to make them like they just rolled off the line. Our full disclosure policy also means you’ll know the full history of the vehicle, backed by a CarProof report, 48-hour money-back guarantee, and 30-day exchange policy.


We’ve got a wide variety of makes, models, and years to meet every need and price range. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are happy to show you what we have in our ever-changing stock to meet your needs and won’t pressure you into buying. With relationships with all of the major financial institutions, we can also help you finance your purchase at a competitive rate.

Whether you’re looking to buy a new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram or want to get into a pre-owned car, truck or SUV that you can count on, Southbank is the Ottawa dealership that’s got you covered.