It all starts with depreciation, which begins reducing the value of the typical brand-new vehicle as soon it leaves the dealership. The first year of driving alone can reduce the value of a new car by 20% or more, and depreciation rates can reach 60% — or more — after a vehicle is five years old. Yet the thing is, depreciation doesn’t always match up with a car’s true condition. This is where the value of buying a used vehicle comes into play since they’re often in great shape despite what their “book” value might indicate.Buying a used truck or SUV can also significantly lower your insurance costs versus new vehicles, which means you can keep on saving money every time you pay your premium.
And if you think affordable pre-owned GMCs are pretty basic, well, think again — and be sure to check out all the great goodies we mention in the next section!
GMC’s whole mission is to make premium vehicles that put strength, style, and smart technology at your command. As a result, even the brand’s used models can be amazingly well-equipped with the kinds of features you might not expect in a truck or SUV. Advanced driver-assistance systems, luxurious interiors, and high-tech infotainment resources are only a few of the highlights. (Please keep in mind, however, that equipment can vary by model and model year.)
Texans love their trucks and SUVs, and those are the only vehicles that wear the GMC badge. That said, the team at Callahan Motor Company strives to stock our inventory with exactly the GMC models that Fort Worth drivers really prefer. Don’t see the GMC you want on our lot? Don’t worry about that, either, since our consultants are also experts when it comes to locating hard-to-find models for our customers. Your choices can include GMCs like these:
This quick look at GMC starts with the Rapid Vehicle Motor Co., which was founded in 1902 in Pontiac, Mich., to build commercial trucks. Now, that vehicle segment also caught the eye of the folks at General Motors, so they bought Rapid in 1908 and turned it into the foundation of GM’s truck business. The new division was called the General Motors Truck Company, but most people came to know it as GMC. At first, GMC’s focus on trucks and work vehicles kept it under the radar screens of the general car-buying public. True, GMC made news in 1916 when one of its trucks trekked from New York to Seattle in only 30 days. But it wasn’t until mainstream customers began moving toward trucks and SUVs in the 1990s that GMC started raising its profile on the retail side of the industry. A key breakthrough came in 2002 when the GMC Envoy was named the Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year. Nowadays, the GMC brand seems perfectly positioned for 21st-century success with its premium portfolio of trucks, SUVs, and crossovers.