Buying Cars in Birmingham AL: Serra Toyota vs Craigslist

At Serra Toyota, we care about people and love cars. So, naturally, we want your car buying experience to be a good one. That’s why we wanted to make sure that, as a car buyer, you get a good sense of some of the reasons why you may want to visit us at the dealership.

Serra Toyota has been in business for over 20 years and we are proud to be serving the Birmingham AL community and the surrounding communities. We’ve stayed in business because we know cars and we treat people with respect. It doesn’t matter if you are a new buyer or in for your 100th oil change you are important to us and we want to help you get the best possible vehicle to match your needs.

You may see a vehicle listed on Craigslist, or any other classified website, for that matter, and think now there’s a deal that’s just too good to pass up. The thing is, it may be too good to be true. It’s hard to know what you are getting in the classifieds. At Serra Toyota, all of our cars go through a 125-point inspection. This bumper-to-bumper inspection is made by trained mechanics that are ASE and Toyota certified. And each used vehicle we sell comes with a full Autocheck history. That you can check on our website, or we will gladly provide in person.

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Serra Toyota  vs Craigslist
Well lit public location with security cameras Safety Unknown
Auto-check summary and pre-sale certification History Whatever seller has on hand
Expected and Encouraged Test Drive Seller may not be willing
Available on some vehicles Leasing Option NA

What is the true cost of a used car in Birmingham AL?

There may be a perceived price benefit from buying a car from Craigslist, but it is hard to gauge what the real cost will be. In other words, if you don’t know its history and it hasn’t been thoroughly inspected there may be a risk of it breaking down or needing replacement parts you hadn’t budgeted for.

We encourage you to come into Serra Toyota and meet with one of our team. We have a number of tools that can help you assess the different cost components of buying a car. Including estimated monthly payments, trade-in values, and anticipated fuel savings. We look forward to seeing you and would love to be a part of your pleasant and successful car buying experience.

Buying Cars in Birmingham AL: Serra Toyota vs Craigslist
Buying Cars in Birmingham AL: Serra Toyota vs Craigslist
Buying Cars in Birmingham AL: Serra Toyota vs Craigslist
Buying Cars in Birmingham AL: Serra Toyota vs Craigslist

Buying Cars in Birmingham AL: Serra Toyota vs Craigslist
Buying Cars in Birmingham AL: Serra Toyota vs Craigslist