Used Car Buying Checklist


Are you in need of a dependable and stylish vehicle to elevate your travels near Haines City, Lakeland, and Loughman, Florida? Whether it’s your first time buying a pre-owned vehicle or you’re looking to streamline the process, the team at Miracle Toyota is here.

With our used car buying checklist, you can prepare for this exciting adventure and know exactly what to expect when you visit our dealership. Now, what are you waiting for? Let’s find you the perfect set of wheels for your commutes!


Determine Your Budget

Getting Started

A seamless and rewarding buying experience all starts with preparation. Before you head to our dealership, check off these items and get ready to cruise through the process easily.

✓ Determine Your Budget: The first step to take while making a large investment is figuring out how much you can spend on a pre-owned vehicle. An easy way to do this is to look at your finances.

Compare what comes in (your monthly income after taxes) to what comes out (bills and other necessary expenses). Then, use what is left over to set your budget. Remember to incorporate other transportation expenses, like insurance, gas, and maintenance.

◉ Pro Tip: Professionals suggest spending no more than 10 to 15 percent of your monthly take-home on transportation costs.

✓  Do Some Research: With your budget set, it’s time to research which types of vehicles or models will suit you the best. Read reviews, safety reports, and check out the manufacturer’s websites to see which set of wheels will exceed your needs.

◉ Pro Tip: Make a shortlist of everything you need most in a model and other items you can live without. Refer to it while you’re doing your homework!


Finding Your Perfect Used Car

Your budget is set and you have a good idea of what you need for your next ride. Now comes the exciting part: finding your ideal pre-owned vehicle.

✓  Browse Our Inventory: Complete with a large variety of reliable used cars and handy search tools to make browsing easy, our virtual inventory lets you shop for your next ride from home. Plus, all our listed models feature detailed profiles, so you can really dive into your favorite options.

◉ Pro Tip: Our website also boasts vehicle reviews and comparisons if you’re interested in learning more about the models you’re considering.


Test Drive

While at the Dealership

You’ve made it to our dealership…now what? It’s time to make things official!

✓  Take a Test Drive: Test drives are crucial to the used car buying process. Select your favorite model(s) and slide behind the wheel for yourself. Inspect all the features while you’re driving to make sure they’ll work for you on a daily basis.

◉ Pro Tip: While on your test drive, make sure to hit both city streets and the highway to see how it performs at varying speeds.

✓  Find Your Financing Plan: The final step is to secure an accommodating payment plan that fits into your lifestyle, and with our in-house finance center, it’s quick and easy. One of our professionals will guide you through the process while ensuring your needs are met every step of the way.

◉ Pro Tip: Complete our online financing application for an even more streamlined process!


Buy a Great Used Car at Miracle Toyota!

With our used car buying checklist on your side, you’ll soon see how easy it is to find a vehicle you’ll cherish well into the future. When you’re ready to elevate your travels near Haines City, Lakeland, and Loughman, FL, contact Miracle Toyota or schedule a test drive online!


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