Many car buyers may not realize that used cars that have only had one previous owner are much more highly regarded than used cars with a history of multiple owners. But there are some very good reasons why that is the case, and we'll cover them here, along with the best way to go about finding and choosing one.

Benefits of Buying One-Owner Cars

There are three main reasons why you might prefer to buy a car that has only had one owner before you to one that has had multiple owners.

Condition

One-owner vehicles generally tend to be at least a little newer, have lower mileage, and noticeably less wear and tear than cars that have had more than one owner.

Maintenance Records

A car with a single owner is much more likely to have a clear maintenance history. Whether they were good or bad at maintaining their vehicle should be easy to tell from their records. On the other hand, if you buy a car that has had more than one owner, the chances are lower that they all had great maintenance and driving habits. Plus, it will be harder to tell from the records.

If you limit your search to only one-owner cars, you stand a better chance of being able to find out whether it has any issues. This is particularly true when an owner has saved all the repair and maintenance records.

Vehicle History

It's not uncommon for car owners to sell or trade in their cars once problems start making themselves known. If they do so without being completely honest with potential buyers, then the issues will not be addressed and can become much worse over time.

Fewer Drivers

It's often not just owners who drive the car. Other members of the family may use it or they might lend it to friends. The more owners a car has, the more possible drivers there are in its past. One-car owners have potentially fewer drivers, meaning there is less of a chance that it was driven by someone who is careless. 


Carfax One Owner Pre-Owned Vehicles for Sale in Denton TX

How Can You Tell How Many Owners a Car Has Had?

Naturally, you can just ask the seller, but it's possible they may not know. A CARFAX Vehicle History Report will always be the best way to find out everything you need to know about a car's history. And this is true whether you buy from a private seller or a dealership.

Not only does the vehicle history report include the chain of ownership for used cars, but it also includes any reported service and maintenance visits, the last odometer reading that was reported, and much more. At Huffines Subaru Corinth each of our one-owner CARFAX vehicles comes with a free CARFAX Vehicle History Report.

Subaru Offers Highest Owner Satisfaction

Given the high quality of its vehicles, it should come as no surprise that Subaru takes the top two spots on the CARFAX list of Top 10 Vehicles With the Highest Owner Satisfaction. The Subaru Forester got an amazing score of 99% satisfaction. Unbelievably, the Subaru Outback topped it with a full 100% satisfaction score.

Use our online instant pre-approved financing form, then contact us at Huffines Subaru Corinth to find the one-owner vehicle that suits your needs and budget.

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CARFAX® One Owner Cars, Trucks, & SUVs near Dallas

How do you know it's only one owner? Because we provide a CARFAX® vehicle history report that independently verifies it. It's something we offer to give drivers in Denton, Plano and McKinney added peace of mind that the vehicle they are purchasing from us still possesses lots of quality, and has hasn't changed hands many times, which is something drivers want, and should know about any used car they purchase.

In our showroom, you'll find many examples of these used cars from our certified pre-owned Subaru vehicles to those of many different brands housed in our used lineup. Whatever option you decide on, our team is here to help you every step of the way and provide you with all the details including CARFAX® reports on all our used cars so you can make the right decision for you. To learn more, contact us or stop in and see us at Huffines Subaru. We'd be happy to help in any way we can and get the process of finding your next pre-owned vehicle today!