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  • Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
why you should purchase a car, truck or SUV from a dealership vs private seller 

Shopping for a new ride can be difficult, especially when you're faced with all the decisions that go into researching and finding a car. One of these decisions might be whether or not to purchase a vehicle, regardless of new or used, from a dealership or from a private seller. There are positives to both, but when it comes down to it, buying a vehicle from a dealership is going to be significantly more secure and reliable than purchasing a new ride elsewhere.


The main reason why people buy from a third party or a private seller is for the price. Oftentimes, cars bought under these circumstances are priced using Kelley Blue Book recommendations, and even then the seller can be swayed more than a dealership during negotiations. However, in this case, you typically get what you pay for-private sellers are exempt from state and federal laws regulating the sale of cars, they aren't required to have the vehicle maintained or inspected beforehand, and you don't get a warranty, either.


New and used cars alike sold by dealerships often will be a little bit higher in terms of price, but the extra cost is worth it. As mentioned before, dealerships have to follow mandated state and federal legal restrictions, so you're legally protected from buying a junker that's been dressed up to look decent. Most dealerships have their vehicles inspected and, if necessary, repaired, and there are warranty options, too. Additionally, dealerships handle most of the paperwork, which is one less thing you have to worry about.


Overall, going to a dealership, like Rudig Jensen Ford Chrysler, in order to buy a vehicle is more reliable. When you're willing to part with a little bit of extra cash - which can also be negotiated with the dealership - you get the kind of service, security, and treatment you deserve from trained specialists who know what they're doing.

MSRP is the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the vehicle. MSRP may not represent actual sales price. Price does not include applicable tax, title, license, and service charges. Pricing and availability may vary based on a variety of factors, including options, dealer, specials, fees, and financing qualifications. Vehicles shown at different locations are not currently in our inventory (Not in Stock) but can be made available to you at our location within a reasonable date from the time of your request, not to exceed one week.

* The estimated selling price that appears after calculating dealer offers is for informational purposes, only. You may not qualify for the offers, incentives, discounts, or financing. Offers, incentives, discounts, or financing are subject to expiration and other restrictions. See dealer for qualifications and complete details.

* Images, prices, and options shown, including vehicle color, trim, options, pricing and other specifications are subject to availability, incentive offerings, current pricing and credit worthiness.

* In transit means that vehicles have been built, but have not yet arrived at your dealer. Images shown may not necessarily represent identical vehicles in transit to your dealership. See your dealer for actual price, payments and complete details.


Rudig Jensen

1000 Progress Rd
Directions New Lisbon, WI 53950

  • Sales: (608) 562-3100

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