Steps for Buying a Used Car in Eugene, OR

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Steps for Buying a Used Car near Eugene, OR

If you want to upgrade to a new-to-you Mazda, then it’s time to stop by our Mazda dealership in Eugene. Whether you'd like to buy a used Mazda3, finance a Mazda CX-9 or are interested in an off-brand model, our team is here to help you find the ideal pre-owned vehicle for your budget and lifestyle. Review our inventory online from the comfort of your home, then schedule a test-drive and get behind the wheel of a used car that's just right for you. Plus, you can save big with our used Mazda specials.

What Are the Five Steps to Buy a Used Car in Oregon?

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, buying a used car at Kiefer Mazda could save you a significant amount of money. For a more stress-free used car-buying experience, you can take steps to ensure you get the car you desire at a price that suits your needs.


Make a budget and stick to it

Take a look at your budget and determine how much you can afford to spend each month on a car loan. We recommend spending 15-18 percent of your net pay on your vehicle payment and insurance. Depending on your total debt ratio, you may be able to afford a larger payment! You can also use our online car payment calculator to get an estimate of your maximum purchase price based on your desired monthly payment.


Research cars that fit your needs

Research reliable models that fit your needs and budget. We suggest you create a list of your top five options so you can narrow your search. Make sure to also look at Certified Pre-Owned options, as these vehicles are generally under five years old, often have a warranty from the manufacturer and offer advanced amenities you desire at an affordable price.


Schedule a test-drive

Once you decide on a vehicle you like, it’s important to schedule a test-drive to get a feel for the used car you desire. Every vehicle will be different from year to year, so give us a call to book an appointment. While you’re test-driving, make sure you understand the ins and outs of the model and ask any questions you may have. Also, ask to see a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report so you can see if the vehicle has been in any accidents in the past and if it's up to date on its service intervals


Pre-qualify for auto financing

Go to your bank to secure your loan or turn to the Mazda finance professionals at our local auto dealer. We work with various local banks, and we'll help find you a car financing rate that fits your budget. You can also save time by using our online "Get Pre-Qualified" tool.


Make the purchase

The final step is to seal the deal! Our friendly team will work with you to find the purchase price that fits your budget and the monthly payment that fits your lifestyle. You will also need to finalize the loan by signing documents and by purchasing the required car insurance in Oregon.

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