Used Car FAQs | Lafayette LA | Near New Iberia, Abbeville, Youngsville & Broussard

Used Car FAQs

If you're like most people, you don't really know what goes into buying a car. You know that you need one to get from point A to point B, that's about it. But since the used car market has exploded all across the nation, everyone is interested in getting their used car, truck, SUV or hybrid before someone else does. We've also noticed that our guests have a few more questions than they did before. Here at Giles Nissan Lafayette, we have a team that’s trained to answer any question you may have about a model in our used inventory, and our technicians can also walk you through their inspection process so you can be even more confident in your purchase. But if you still have questions that you’d like answered, refer to our used car frequently asked questions below!


It’s all about standards. Remember, every used model that we list has already been inspected and tested by experts, but when it comes to the standards set by Nissan for its Nissan Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Program , there’s nothing quite like it. Every Nissan CPO has undergone a rigorous 167-point inspection — each point must match perfectly with the Nissan brand standards. Once it passes, the used Nissan is then given a 7-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, a CARFAX® 3-Year Buyback Guarantee and Roadside Assistance for the duration of the warranty. Does it sound too good to be true? Check out our selection and see it for yourself!

Or another question could be, “How many miles are too many?” Our answer? It varies. You can thank advances in automotive technology for a number of improvements, including longer-lasting cars that are able to travel more miles before needing a major overhaul. Today, most modern cars won’t face major issues until they reach the 200,000-mile threshold. And even then, most cars can last until around 300,000 miles. It largely depends on the make and model, so do your research on the average longevity of your preferred brand.

Well, for one, you’ll always know you’re getting a good deal because you’re shopping at Giles Nissan Lafayette! But if you’d like to do some research to discover if that’s true, research the current auto market. You can start your search with sources like Kelley Blue Book® or Edmunds to get a feel for what used cars are typically priced, but since these numbers are rapidly changing, you’ll want to bookmark a specific model to gain an understanding of the market. Make your deal even better when you trade in your current model for one of ours! Simply use our online trade estimator and start saving!

Buying from Giles Nissan Lafayette has many unique perks, but there’s nothing that can be compared to the safety and security that comes with buying from a dealership over a private party. We’re bound to disclose clear, transparent pricing on every model, and we’re legally obligated to tell you everything about the car you’re interested in. It’s much harder for a private seller to get into trouble for telling you lies about their used car, and if they do manage to sell you a car that they’ve been dishonest about, it’ll be much harder to track them down. Once the sale is over, you probably won’t see them again! Buying from a dealership ensures peace of mind.

Don’t see your question above? Give us a call or come see us at 6137 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70503. One of our salespeople would be happy to answer questions about specific models, our inspection process, pricing, trade-in values and more. We look forward to serving our customers from New Iberia, Abbeville, Youngsville and Broussard.