Used Cars Albany, NY
Looking for used cars? Albany, NY, offers one of the best car dealerships since it was founded in 1985: DePaula Chevrolet. At DePaula Chevrolet, we have hundreds of cars, trucks, and SUVs to accommodate everybody’s lifestyle and can get you ready to do battle with the winter elements, or help you escape in road-trip worthy style. We know you need a vehicle, but our goal is to link you up to the one you really want.Our award-winning service will guide you through the process from start to finish to ensure a quality experience so you can hit the road in no time with your mind at ease and a smile on your face. We make it easy for you to get started with our comprehensive inventory list available here on our website. You can also visit our convenient location at 785 Central Ave, located just off highway I-90, and speak with one of our sales members to get the ball rolling on a test drive.
Why Choose Chevrolet Over Other Brands?
Chevrolet was created in 1911 by American business entrepreneur William Durant and race car driver Louis Chevrolet. In 1919, Alfred Sloan got to work with Chevy’s marketing department and coined the brand’s maxim, “a car for every purse and purpose.” By 1929 Chevrolet surpassed Ford’s output and sales to become America’s top auto manufacturer.
The rivalry between Ford and Chevrolet is old and still rages to this day, each coming up with new innovations every year. Though there has been a lot of back and forth over the decades, however, Chevrolet is clearly the overall winner in the eyes of the American public. Let’s examine some facts: Ford is discontinuing all of its cars in order to focus production on their trucks and SUVs. They still make the Mustang, true, but it was originally inspired by the enormous success of the Chevy Impala. While other brands are sweating over marketing strategy and profit margins, Chevrolet is expanding its lineup and still living by their old, tried, and true maxim, “a car for every purse and purpose.”
Chevy knows how to accommodate car enthusiasts of all interests and has what you are looking for: from rugged off-roading work trucks, big family-hauling SUVs, all-electric futuristic sedans, fuel-efficient/reliable economy cars, and performance cars. This lineup even includes the 2020 mid-engine Corvette capable of going head-to-head with European exotics for a fraction of the price.
Nothing else can match this robust lineup. Chevrolet is the only American auto manufacturer that is reliable enough to go head-to-head with Japanese auto manufacturers, a reputation solidified by countless awards and proven track records of engines going well beyond warranty.
Why Choose DePaula Chevrolet?
We are the best Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned and used car dealer in the Northeast! Just like Chevrolet itself, DePaula Chevrolet has won many awards and has a proven track record of success. Awards include Chevrolet Genuine GM Dealer of the Year Award 7-years in a row, Chevrolet Genuine Leader Award (6 times), General Motors Standards of Excellence Leadership Award (7 times), and General Motors Mark of Excellence Award (7 times).
It should be no surprise that our customers drive away with a good experience, but what is amazing is the over 7,500 documented testimonials of happy customers that felt compelled to share this experience and let others know that DePaula Chevrolet is the real deal. We also have an outstanding service department full of certified technicians to take care of your vehicle’s upkeep. We make scheduling appointments easy and will get you in at your convenience. Not that you need to worry, you bought a reliable Chevy from DePaula Chevrolet after all.
The DePaula Chevrolet Advantage
Today, buying used cars is easier than ever. With the internet, it is easy to research model years, look up vehicle histories, and determine the market value of any used car. However, finding the perfect used car can still be a challenge. Not only are there so many models and years to choose from, but finding a vehicle in good condition can take a lot of work. This is where visiting an established and reputable dealership like us at DePaula Chevrolet can be invaluable. We have been selling used cars to Albany, NY, area shoppers since 1985 and have received overwhelmingly positive customer feedback. With a history like that, you know you can have peace of mind buying from us. We also have an unmatched inventory of used Chevy models to choose from, making us a one-stop-shop for your used car needs.
Buying from a certified Chevrolet dealership like us also means that our factory-trained service department has gone through all of the used cars on our Albany, NY, lot, and made sure that they are in tip-top shape. While some of them may show minor signs of wear, we guarantee that all of them are in excellent mechanical condition and will last you for years to come. And because we inspect every used car before we sell it, that means that our service department will already be familiar with your vehicle when it comes time for maintenance.
Finally, as an official Chevy dealership, we can also offer our best used cars through Chevrolet’s Certified Pre-Owned vehicle program. Every CPO vehicle meets Chevrolet’s rigorous standards. To begin with, they must be no more than six model years old, have no more than 75,000 miles on the odometer, and possess a clean title. If they pass these requirements, they are then given a detailed mechanical inspection before being put on the lot.
Buying a Chevy CPO vehicle also means getting a new factory 6-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 12-month/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. And to top it off, we throw in new OnStar and SiriusXM satellite radio subscriptions if your vehicle is equipped for those services.
Our Favorite Budget-Friendly Used Chevy Models
Chevrolet produces a huge variety of vehicles, including pickups, cars, and SUVs. This means that among their used cars, Albany shoppers will be able to find something that suits their needs. But if you are having trouble deciding, then let us tell you about some of our favorite used Chevy models for shoppers on a budget. Although you can certainly find great deals on used top of the line vehicles, such as the Chevy Silverado 3500HD, the Chevy Suburban, or even the Chevy Corvette, we will be focusing on used cars that you can find in good condition for around the $10,000 range.
If you are a truck person, then it is difficult to beat a Chevy Silverado 1500. On the used car market, you will probably be looking at either a late second-generation or an early third-generation truck. The important model year to remember is 2014, which is when the third-generation was introduced.
Many of the second-generation trucks will come with either a 4.3L V6 engine that gets up to 195 horsepower or a 4.8L V8 engine that gets up to 302 horsepower. However, there is also a larger 5.3L V8 with 315 horsepower and a 6.2L V8 that gets up to 403 horsepower available on the higher trims. While the specs and features of the second-generation Silverado will be not as up to date, you will have yourself an extremely serviceable truck at a bargain price. If you really want more modern features than a small increase in your budget will get you a third-generation Chevy Silverado. The most common engines found in this generation are much more powerful and will be either a 4.3L V6 that gets up to 285 horsepower or a 5.3L V8 that gets up to 355 horsepower. However, you will have to avoid the more affordable lower trims if you want the full set of interior features.
If you are looking for an SUV, then a used Chevy Equinox will be your best bet. This versatile two-row crossover has long been one of Chevy’s best-selling models. Most of the best deals are on the second-generation Equinox, which was produced from 2010 to 2017. There are two main versions of this generation. One has a 2.4L engine that gets up to 182 horsepower, while the other is a 3.6L V6 engine that can get up to 301 horsepower. However, there were some early second-generation vehicles that were produced with a 3.0L V6 engine. There were many changes such as this over the long production run of the second-generation Equinox, and the later model years offer a wider array of features. So aim for the newest used Equinox that fits your budget and pay attention to exactly what features are in any vehicle you are looking at. Two years worth paying attention to are 2013 when advanced safety features, including forward collision alert and lane departure warning, were added as an optional package, and 2015, when OnStar, 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi were added to the infotainment system.
Finally, if you are just looking for a basic sedan, then a used Chevy Malibu is hard to beat. Perhaps the best used version of this car is the eighth-generation, which ran from 2013 to 2015 and was offered with either a 2.5L engine that produces 197 horsepower or a 2.0L turbocharged engine that gets up to 259 horsepower. While the base engine is perfectly adequate for daily driving and will get you better gas mileage, when equipped with the turbocharged engine, the eighth-generation Malibu becomes a remarkably fun and affordable used sedan.
The eighth-generation Malibu is also a very safe car and was even named an IIHS Top Safety Pick. However, its forward collision alert and lane departure warning systems were optional equipment, so double check to make sure they are present on the vehicle you are considering.
What to Expect at Our Dealership
At DePaula Chevrolet, our local family-owned business here in Albany, NY, has been around for 35 years, and we have never taken a single day nor customer for granted. Conveniently located off the I-90 on the corners of Central and Everett, you will first notice the parking lots full of potential; your next car could be in there somewhere, and we will be your guide to finding the one you want.
Before you go out and explore, come on into the blue-faced entrance and browse our fabulous showroom and find out from one of our professional sales team members about sales and deals going on to maximize your savings. They will be happy to tell you about current deals, sales, and information about DePaula Chevy’s preferred customer program (which is available to everyone who purchases a new or used vehicle here at DePaula Chevrolet). When you’re ready, they will take you on a tour, or you can go it alone if you need a moment to think privately. Bring your children; we have a play area for kids and free Wi-Fi in all of our waiting areas for anyone.
We are here on the weekends, including the service department, because we understand the workweek can be hectic and doesn’t fit into everybody’s schedule. When you come in for service for your vehicle, we offer shuttle rides and loaner vehicles if we plan to hold on to your vehicle for more than 24 hours. While your vehicle is being serviced, you will get a free car wash, and we will schedule you for a full detail if you are so inclined.
Shopping Used Cars in Albany, NY
When you’re looking for a new or used car for sale in the Albany, New York area, you have to do yourself a favor and come on down to DePaula Chevrolet. We have a courteous, professional, and knowledgeable team that can take you around on a tour of the showroom, our huge car lot, and any other facilities that you want to check out.
Come by any day of the week, during our normal business hours, and we will help you out. Bring your kids; we have a playroom for children and free Wi-Fi if they are too old for that, they will be busy while you focus on finding the right car. Out on the parking lot you will find hundreds of new and used vehicles that can fit every need and every budget. We have trucks for work, SUVs for the family, reliable and fuel-efficient economy cars, and high-performance sports cars.
Whether you’re a car enthusiast or stressed with the thought of buying a car, we will enable you to go at a pace that feels right for you. Tour the lot on your own, or have a sales team member guide you to the vehicle you have been thinking about; if you’re not sure what you want, talk to our expert staff, and they will note your requirements and make suggestions based only with you in mind.
When you buy a car from us, you become a preferred customer immediately, and we will make sure you are treated properly every time you come in to visit us. We are the number one rated Chevrolet dealership in the Northeast, and this is not something we take for granted. We are DePaula Chevrolet, come over and see why win awards year after year. Let’s find your next car.