There are several advantages to buying a pre-owned shuttle bus, including:
- Cost savings: Buying a pre-owned shuttle bus can be significantly less expensive than buying a new one, making it a more budget-friendly option for many buyers.
- Depreciation: New buses can depreciate rapidly, especially in the first few years of use. Buying a pre-owned shuttle bus can help avoid some of the initial depreciation that comes with buying new vehicles.
- More options: Buying pre-owned allows you to have a wider range of options to choose from. This means that you may be able to find a bus that is better suited to your needs than a new one would be.
- Proven track record: Pre-owned shuttle buses have a proven track record of performance, allowing buyers to see how well the bus has been maintained and how it has performed in the past.
- Financing options: Financing options may be more readily available for pre-owned shuttle buses, and the interest rate might be lower.
- Warranty: Some pre-owned shuttle buses come with a warranty that can provide peace of mind and protection against potential repairs.
- Customization: Pre-owned shuttle buses can often be customized to meet specific needs such as adding wheelchair ramps, handrails and grab bars, audio and visual announcements, secure storage for mobility aids, etc.
- Inspections: Many pre-owned buses go through a thorough inspection process before they are sold which can give you the confidence that the bus is in good condition and all the equipment is working properly.
Keep in mind that buying a secondhand bus comes with its own set of risks, so it’s important to thoroughly inspect the bus, research the seller and the history of the bus and have it inspected by the Nations Bus’s certified mechanic before making a purchase.