Shopping for a used car can be overwhelming. Don’t let the fear of the unknown get in the way of landing your next ride! Our Long Island area used car dealership has a vast inventory of used vehicles for your perusal. Here are a few features to inspect when shopping for a used car.


Generally, the rule of thumb when it comes to the mileage on a used car is to assume that an owner puts 12,000 miles on a car each year. To determine whether a car has reasonable mileage, you can simply multiply 12,000 by its age. That means good mileage for a car that’s 5 years old is 60,000. Significantly more or fewer miles could indicate a problem or trouble in the future.


Safety is extremely important in any car, especially if you’re buying a used model from a car or truck brand that’s several generations old. Keep in mind that safety requirements and features are constantly seeing new revisions, updates, and upgrades as new ways to protect drivers are discovered, and car manufacturers undergo necessary scrutiny to include the latest in safety-rated features in their vehicles. Not all modern safety features are essential, but depending on who you’re buying the car for, what they plan on doing with it, or where they plan on driving it, could determine if these features are important to have or not. 


If you’re buying a used car to simply get from one destination to the next, then you don’t need a lot of horsepower under the hood. Fuel economy is always a good thing to be aware of when purchasing a new vehicle, but not necessary. This isn’t to say that performance isn’t important, but prioritizing safety, longevity, and financial considerations of vehicle maintenance certainly take precedence when you’re eyeing a used vehicle. 


Infotainment can be a major deciding factor when choosing between two good cars that meet your standards in the above criteria. While luxury items such as infotainment features are not going to affect the longevity of a used vehicle, they can definitely enhance the rider experience with it. If you can find a used car with low mileage, properly working components and highly rated safety features, then an infotainment suite is an added bonus! 

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If you're looking to trade in your vehicle and upgrade to a newer model, don't hesitate to find out how much your car is worth today. You can always put that money toward your next used car!

At our Honda dealership, you're always welcome to browse our inventory either in store or online. Our expert sales staff has the information you need to make the most educated choice on your vehicle.

If you're interested in finding your perfect used car today, don't hesitate to contact us at our Roslyn area Honda dealership.

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Prices shown are manufacturer suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or doc fee. Manufacturer vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please contact us with any questions.

**Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2021 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit