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If you’re a first-time driver in Canada or a newcomer, and you’re looking for a car as a means of transportation, it can be a daunting ordeal. People assume that the automotive landscape is similar to the States, and while that is true to a certain extent, Canada possesses a rather unique, distinguished market itself. However, a car is nevertheless imperative to travel around Canada. An affordable, reliable car first car will serve you well down the line, and here’s a list of cars that fit the criteria and also shifts quickly on our lot. 1. Ford Focus A classic household favorite, the Ford Focus is an icon. It’s hard to go wrong with one regardless of which part of Ontario you’re living in. It abides by the quintessential aspects for a compact that appeals to the masses while incorporating Ford’s own vast know-how in car-making to produce consistently praiseworthy results. Certainly, there have been [...]

Say, you live in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region and want a practical and sensible mid-sized crossover SUV; but you don’t want something too commonplace. Something that looks smart, and domestic but without an excessively giant and fuel devouring engine. We have an answer for you, and that comes in the form of a Dodge, specifically, the Dodge Journey.

While you may diss the Journey since its initial inception due to its poor receptions. It was marred by countless flaws that really spoiled the car, and some just deemed it too unimportant and forgot about it. However, with its 2011 model year facelift, Dodge actually turned the Journey into a very capable mid-sized crossover SUV in Canada, and an underappreciated one at that.

 

Why should you consider a used Dodge Journey?

1. Looks

The looks are tastefully simple and modern, but the front of the car retains an overall more brutish aesthetics, quite American. There are [...]

The Ford Fusion is one of the best performing mid-sized 4-door sedans in terms of sales figure nowadays. For good reason too, because a used Ford Fusion represents itself as an excellent value proposition, offering a genuinely upmarket experience at a palatable price point for most intrigued buyers. And as it’s beginning to mature in its current generation, you can find deals on used latest-generation Fusions. The Ford Fusion is in its second-iteration starting from the 2013 model year. You’ll generally want to stick with 2014 models with the SE trim and above. 2014 used Ford Fusion SEs can be found for around $15,500, but pre-owned 2017 Ford Fusions received a handy facelift, with SE models priced at around $20,000. Earlier models actually received recalls that you should ensure have been carried out accordingly. Most will find themselves gravitating towards the Ford Fusion for its exterior aesthetics. It’s suave, muscular, sleek and very executive, so [...]

As of late, the whole Ontario market for crossovers has really blown up. That said, the style of a sedan can still be incredibly alluring to those who prefer something with a trunk instead. And if you want something affordable, good-looking, reliable and solid, but not too common like a Camry or an Accord, what about the fifth generation used Nissan Altima? Before you let out an audible sigh, a pre-owned Nissan Altima is actually a pretty well-regarded vehicle. It was particularly noted for offering a sensible mid-sized sedan that offers four doors practicality and comfort with the sportiness that many yearn for. With the prices of even mildly used Altimas going down, it seems like a very good time to capitalize on that.We think that the Nissan Altima went just far enough with its styling. It’s not too over-designed, like multiple recent cars coming out of Japan lately, but still features that dash of [...]

Are you in Kitchener-Waterloo looking for a premium used 7-seater SUV? Before you peruse some of the pricey options from high-end manufacturers out there, let us tell you some facts about the fourth-generation Nissan Pathfinder. It has been a favorite for many out there, and with prices on newer models dropping, it may be judicious to give these a look before you commit your wallet. 2013 used Pathfinder models on wards are fourth-generation models which has remained largely identical throughout, bar a pretty extensive face-lift in 2017. You can expect a used 2016 Nissan Pathfinder SV 4WD model to sell at $25,000, a 2017 SV 4WD model for $29,000, and a barely used 2018 SV 4WD model at around $33,000. Regardless, the Nissan Pathfinder sports a muscular and assertive but understated aesthetic. Bold lines further accentuate its rugged appearance despite its relatively modest ground clearance. 2017 models freshen it up with standard daytime running LEDs, [...]

Looking for a compact sedan in Kitchener-Waterloo? There are certainly a whole host of options out there, but for Garston Motors, one model, in particular, has been a quick mover. Cue the Nissan Sentra, undoubtedly a name familiar with many, as the Sentra moniker has been in the lineup for decades by now. However, we reckon that it’s not talked about quite enough, and often gets overshadowed by models from other Japanese manufacturers.

Right now, with the 7th generation Sentra starting to mature and dropping in price, it’s also the optimum time to go for one as Nissan likes to stick with a generation for a long time. In fact, around $15,000 will get you a tidy 2016 post-face-lift example in its mid-range SV trim. But if you want a more premium experience, looking at a previous face-lift SL trim isn’t a bad way to go about it as the 2016 face-lift was mostly about [...]

Are you in a hurry to get car finance? Perhaps you had given up on securing a loan for a vehicle at all, let alone in such a short amount of time. If you are looking for a fast car loan approval, look no further. Here at Garston Motors, we specialize in speedily used car sales with great financing options available to all, no matter what your borrowing history or credit score. You could be driving away in a great quality used car within 24 hours.

The Quickest Car Loan Approvals in Canada

 

It is secure and easy

Our application process is so quick and easy that doesn’t even require you to leave your home. You can apply online with our simple ca loan application, and one of our qualified finance managers will get back to you the very same day. Once your pre-approved car loan is ready and you have sorted all the [...]

So you’re looking for a used truck, and you’re not sure where to start? While buying a used truck is a smart decision often an old truck can do the same job as a brand new one can do for much less money. Either you submit to the process of driving all over Kitchener looking at pick-up trucks that have been put up in the classifieds, or you decide to go through a pick-up truck dealer and contend with all you can find there.

 

When looking for a used truck is there any solution that makes the entire process easy?

 

Well, there will always be some work involved, but there are things that can be done. The first thing to do is look into finding the right Kitchener pickup truck dealer. Searching for a deal through classifieds might have its appeal, but there are a lot of advantages in going through a dealership [...]

Getting a used car auto loan is as convenient as ever – especially when you choose a dealer who follows all the regulations. You can get a used car loan with 3 headache-free steps.

1. Choose your favorite pre-owned vehicle from the inventory 2. Fill our secure credit application form 3. Get a quote and a used car approval loan at a preferable rates 

And voila!

You want affordable loan payments of course– and that is a realistic expectation as in-house financing used car dealers connects you to lenders at a very good rates forwarding the savings down to you. This is the nature of the business – as competition tightens, many used car dealerships are willing to offer you zero down payment with decent interest rates – even with bad credit. Yes, you read it right – bad credit is not an issue anymore. However, there are other things to consider – like the condition, quality and the honesty of [...]

There are many questions when it comes to the process of buying a car; the simplest one is probably the most important: Should you buy a brand new model or used? To help you choose, we’ve laid out the advantages of both below. Keep in mind that the pros in the used column are big ones and in many cases can be more to your advantage.

1. Price

Comparing apples to apples, a used car is going to be less expensive. The relative advantage of the used car price can also allow a buyer to step up to a nicer model. Almost everybody who buys a car has a budget, which unfortunately gives you access to only a few new cars, however for the same money you get much better used cars in the market. Sure it’s not a 2017 model but it probably was the best in class when it came into production, so [...]