Research Hub

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In this research hub, you’ll get in-depth information on the latest models from our Marshall Dry Ridge Toyota dealership. You can use the information here to find a vehicle that perfectly meets your needs.

Whether you’re looking for a new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) Toyota, we can help you make the right choice. Expect the best possible service from our Toyota dealership. We have a reliable service center to help you with oil changes, batteries, brakes, and tires.

Our finance center listens and responds to anyone requiring a boost to afford our vehicles. You only need to ask; our representatives will take you through the application process and the requirements you must submit.

Differences Between Buying New, Used, and Certified Pre-Owned Toyota Vehicles

We have new, used, and certified pre-owned Toyota vehicles at Marshall Dry Ridge Toyota. With such a wide variety of offerings, deciding the vehicle to purchase can be daunting. You must consider many factors, such as financing deals, insurance costs, depreciation, current interest rates, and mileage.

As a responsible and caring Toyota dealership, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to help you easily choose what to buy.

Buying New Vehicles

New vehicles come with much more than curb appeal. While you may like the applause from your friends and family members for purchasing a new vehicle, there are many reasons why this is the best option.

Reliability and Warranty Protection

New Toyota cars are reliable. You can drive one without worrying about unexpected mishaps. And a three-year manufacturer’s warranty probably covers anything that would go wrong. Plus, since the vehicle is new, you don’t have to worry about how the previous owners treated it.

Latest Tech and Features

All 2024 Toyotas come with the latest technology features. For example, instead of a 10.1-inch display, most feature massive 13.4-inch touchscreens plus separate 12.3-inch Driver Information Centers. They also have branded multi-speaker audio systems for pithy sound.

Free Roadside Assistance

As part of the insurance package for a new Toyota vehicle, you’ll get free roadside assistance. If, for any reason, the car breaks down, you won’t have to pay towing bills out of pocket. Plus, there’s no need to secure separate coverage.

Better Financing Deals

Our Toyota dealership at Dry Ridge, KY, offers great financing deals on new Toyotas. You should be able to get zero money down offers, cashback, and attractive interest rates from our finance center. In the end, financing a new Toyota is less expensive.

Free Maintenance

New vehicles only require basic maintenance. Even so, the owner doesn’t pay for the minimally required maintenance. That’s because the manufacturer covers all vehicle maintenance costs through the dealership service center.

Buying Used Vehicles

Used vehicles are those that have been owned before. They also include certified pre-owned vehicles. However, for the sake of this discussion, we shall consider used vehicles that aren’t CPOs. Although they lack a dealership warranty, buying a used vehicle can be significant in many ways, including the following:

Negotiable Prices: It’s possible to negotiate the price of a used car. If the dealership agrees, you will make significant savings.

Extended Warranty: You can purchase an extended warranty since there’s no dealership warranty. That is enough to protect you against possible future mishaps.

Depreciation: Used cars have already undergone depreciation, which is a reduction in value because of usage. For example, used vehicles may lose up to 20% of their value in the first year. The vehicle’s first owner mainly absorbs that, so the used car buyer doesn’t lose much to depreciation.

Vehicle History: Checking a vehicle’s history is easy. Besides, you can use Autocheck and CarFax to discover instances when the car was involved in an accident in the past.

Buy Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

While a certified pre-owned vehicle is slightly used, it cannot be sold without a thorough manufacturer inspection. Plus, it has a manufacturer-backed extended warranty. Therefore, a CPO vehicle is more reliable than a vehicle. For a Toyota vehicle to be CPO-certified, it must meet the following conditions:

  • Used for not more than six years after first-time purchase
  • Mileage of up to 85,000 miles
  • Pass the manufacturer’s 160-point quality assurance inspection

Buying a CPO vehicle is beneficial in many ways, including the following:

Warranty Coverage

Toyota gives a 12-month or 12,000-mile comprehensive warranty for all its CPO vehicles. Besides, buyers get a 7-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. However, CPO warranties are limited compared to the bumper-to-bumper warranties of new cars.

Roadside Assistance

Additional manufacturer-backed benefits on CPO Toyota vehicles include roadside assistance and a free vehicle history report. Roadside assistance is helpful whenever your car breaks down unexpectedly. Thus, you do not have to pay towing charges out of your pocket. Roadside assistance is available for 12 months for all Toyota CPO vehicles.

Special Financing Deals

From time to time, Marshall Dry Ridge Toyota offers special financing for buyers of CPO vehicles. These deals may include reduced interest rates if you have excellent credit. To learn more about the available special financing deals, don’t hesitate to contact our finance center.

Free Maintenance

In addition to the one-year warranty, manufacturers provide free CPO vehicle maintenance. At our service center, that includes oil changes and other aspects that keep the vehicle in roadworthy condition for longer. It is better than buying used vehicles, which you must maintain yourself.

Considerations When Selecting a Vehicle to Buy

Before buying your next Toyota vehicle, ensure you look at several suggestions. Check out the following tips to help you make an informed decision.

Your Needs

What’s the reason you want to purchase the car? A vehicle should ideally fulfill your needs and match your lifestyle. For a family vehicle, consider a vehicle with third-row seating. A fuel-efficient vehicle is great for someone who travels a lot. If you do lots of off-roading, get an off-road-ready vehicle.


How much are you willing to spend on a car? You could pay for the vehicle in cash or monthly. Set aside up to 15% of your income for monthly payments (talk to our finance department for more). But you must first set aside funds for the down payment. You can reduce monthly payments by making a large down payment.

Fuel Efficiency

The fuel efficiency of a car determines its running costs. You could save substantial amounts by picking a hybrid vehicle. However, you may have to compromise on fuel efficiency for increased towing capacity.


The number of people using a vehicle determines how large it should be. A compact SUV or sedan would only carry five people, for example. So, if your family is substantially large, a third-row SUV would be better.


Besides basic elements such as fuel efficiency or seating capacity, investigate details such as technology and driver-assist features. With the available tech features, you’ll know how comfortable driving the vehicle would be.

Get Your Next Toyota at Marshall Dry Ridge Toyota

We aim to provide a straightforward, seamless buying process at Marshall Dry Ridge Toyota. Shop our extensive inventory of new, used, and CPO vehicles now. We also have a reliable service center, where we help keep your vehicle in great condition. Contact us with any questions and expect a swift response.