Santa Rosa Used Car Dealer Explains the Effects of the Current Economy on the Used Car Market

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Joe Khan, owner of Santa Rosa’s Skyline Auto Sales, has noticed some changes that the down economy brings to the used car market, and explains that the current market trends make this a good time for owners of used cars in good condition to sell.

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Skyline Automotive says the down economy benefits people selling quality used cars.

Paying people top dollar to get nice cars, I consider that good business. It saves the seller as well as me time and money and is done in a safe environment with a licensed and bonded dealer.

Joe Khan, owner of Skyline Auto Sales, a used auto dealership in Santa Rosa, has been carefully observing market trends resulting from the 2008 recession. The down economy makes used cars more attractive to buyers, who are now more interested in getting a good deal than having the latest model. This increased demand for used cars naturally causes their value to go up. At the same time, many of the used cars coming onto the market are often in worse shape than in past years. In an effort to save money, many people are driving their old cars for longer than they normally would, and are not maintaining them regularly. As a result, used car dealers are seeing junky cars selling for inflated prices at auction. Joe points out that this is an excellent opportunity for sellers with a car that’s in good condition to get a great price for their used vehicle. Skyline offers incentives like cash on the spot and high trade-in values to owners of quality vehicles.

“Paying people top dollar to get nice cars, I consider that good business” according to Joe. "It saves the seller as well as me time and money and is done in a safe environment with a licensed and bonded dealer"

In order to attract sellers of quality used vehicles, Skyline offers incentives like cash on the spot for vehicles. This can be a very helpful option for people who have immediate expenses, and are looking for a good value for their vehicle. Skyline also offers excellent trade-in values for quality used cars.

Other attractive incentives from Skyline include paying off a prior loan, handling all the DMV liability paperwork, and saving people the hassle-prone and potentially dangerous experience of selling to strangers.

In addition to the economy, many other factors have contributed to used auto dealerships struggling to find clean, reliable second hand vehicles, according to Joe. The government’s Cash For Clunkers program took over 750,000 lower priced vehicles off the road permanently, many of which were still sellable. Many used car dealerships are going out of business because they are unable to find quality second hand vehicles.

“We have made a lasting relationship with our customers, who still expect to get quality at an affordable price,” said Joe. “I have continued to invest the time and the resources necessary to find the right cars and trucks. We want to continue to provide the best experience to Skyline's customers.”

Joe says that Skyline Auto Sales is investing the time and resources necessary to find high quality cars and trucks for customers interested in second hand vehicles in Santa Rosa. Their dedication to seeking out only quality used automobiles is what keeps Skyline Auto Sales on their feet.

For more information about how the down economy benefits those looking to sell quality used cars, or for any other information about services offered by Skyline Auto Sales in Santa Rosa, call (707) 284-0051, view their website at, or visit them at 2919 Santa Rosa Avenue in Santa Rosa. Be sure to become a fan of Skyline Auto Sales on Facebook.

About Skyline Auto Sales
Skyline Auto Sales is a family-owned auto dealer specializing in used car sales in Santa Rosa. Joe Khan, the owner, has been in the car business for over 25 years. Joe runs Skyline Auto Sales with his wife, Tammy, his two daughters Sahmina and Katrina, his son in law, Danny and other loyal employees. They strive to live up to their motto, “nice cars, nice people” and to make for a comfortable car buying experience.


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