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

With the used car market exploding all across the nation, the team here at Giles Subaru has noticed our guests have a few more questions about our used models than they did before. We’ve always stocked a healthy inventory of used cars, trucks, SUVs and hybrids from a variety of brands, but now, we’ve garnered a higher interest in our models from our guests across Louisiana. Thanks to their training, our team can answer any questions you may have, and our technicians can also walk you through the inspection process that was completed on every vehicle. Still have questions about our used car inventory? Check out our most frequently asked questions for our answers!


Great question — most forget that Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) models are available to purchase. Consider CPO vehicles as the top tier of used cars. Not only must they pass our service center’s strict standards, but that of their manufacturers’ as well. Age and mileage restrictions, along with a 152-point inspection, limit the number of used vehicles to only the best of the best. Subaru Certified Pre-Owned models, once they receive certification, are granted a factory-backed 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and several more perks.

It varies, but we’ve noticed that the average mileage that most consider “undrivable” has climbed in the past decade. With advancing powertrain technology and an increased overall efficiency in automobiles, the modern car of today won’t face major issues until around the 200,000-mile threshold. And even then, most cars can last until 300,000 miles. It largely depends on the make and model, so do your research on the average longevity of your preferred brand.

You’ll know you’re getting a great deal because you’re shopping at Giles Subaru, but to be more specific, feel free to research the market before you start your search. Sources like Kelley Blue Book® or Edmunds present accurate estimates of models’ values, and since these change nearly every month or so, you’ll want to come back often to gain an understanding of the fluctuating market. We also provide an online trade estimator if you’d like to trade in your current ride for one in our used inventory — you’ll see a more favorable bottom line when you trade!

How much time do you have? Buying from a dealership ensures security and safety in your purchase or lease. Not only are we bound to disclose clear, transparent pricing, but we’re legally obligated to tell you everything about the car you’re looking at. We also offer used car specials and special financing on our used models. And when you need regular service, you can come back to our service department and see a familiar face. Buying from a private party, on the other hand, doesn’t guarantee a fair deal, and you won’t be able to get in contact with them if needed. Once the sale is over, you probably won’t see your seller again!

Don’t see your question above? Give us a call or come see us at 6141 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.