If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your current vehicle with a reliable and affordable Honda, the time to do it is now! It’s tax refund season, which means many shoppers are getting a nice chunk of change to spend on things they need, like a new car, truck, or SUV. Add on our current incentives and any trade-in value you have, and you’ll find that a new-to-you Honda can cost less than you ever imagined!
Our team of Honda experts is here to help you navigate the process, from answering your financing questions, to showing you a variety of models, to setting up a test drive for you. When you work with our team, you’ll enjoy a pressure-free environment and transparent pricing, so you can be sure you’re making the smartest choice for your budget and driving needs. Feel free to stop by to see us in our showroom at 2221 N Marine Boulevard, call us at 910-346-4944, or contact us below to get started.
Why Should I Use My Tax Return to Buy a Vehicle?
There are several reasons! Not only does it help you lower your monthly payments, but it can also help you get more vehicle for your money. When you spend your tax return on a pre-owned Honda, you’re helping your future self save money throughout the year. If there’s a certain feature you want but can’t afford, adding your tax return to your down payment can help you move up a trim level. Plus you can get the tech or comfort feature you’ve been wishing for without pushing you out of your budget range.
Did you know that in 2017, the average refund was $2,895? We’ll use a nice, even number of $3,000 for our example below to show you how using your return can help you get behind the wheel.
You probably have a payment in mind that you can comfortably afford each month; let’s say that number is $300. Let’s say a 2014 Honda CR-V is currently listed for $17,495. If you have $2,500 saved for a down payment, based on average interest rates your monthly payment would sit around $342 over a four-year period. However, if you add in your $3,000 tax return, suddenly your payment drops to $273! Now you have plenty of wiggle room for emergencies, savings, or extra spending money while you’re on vacation.
Can I Use My Tax Return AND Trade In My Current Vehicle?
If you have a vehicle to trade, you can expect your payments to drop even lower. If your current vehicle is paid off and has a $2,000 trade-in value, your payments will be approximately $230. How’s that for saving throughout the year?
Good news - we’re actively accepting trade-ins, and we’re prepared to make a competitive offer to ensure you get the best bang for your buck. You can schedule an appraisal online or come see us today!
Find Your Pre-Owned Honda at Lejeune Honda
Using your tax return on a pre-owned Honda is a smart way to get reliable performance and a fun driving experience for less than you might expect. If you have questions about the process or would like to take a model out for a test drive, call our team at 910-346-4944 or contact us below!