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    Factors to Consider when Choosing between a Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz and a Pre-Owned Jaguar

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Many people are surprised to learn that pre-owned luxury vehicles are actually a fantastic value. Discovering this value often prompts people to research the many options for used luxury performance vehicles, such as Land Rover, BMW, and others. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you should look for if you are trying to decide whether a Mercedes-Benz or a Jaguar would suit you better:


    Any luxury brand will offer a comfortable ride and plenty of features, but there are always subtle differences. Take, for example, comparable models from 2007: the Mercedes-Benz CLS550 and the Jaguar XJ8. Both offer spacious cabins appointed with leather and high-tech accessories. The Jaguar, however, features beautiful wood trim and a more accommodating back row, outclassing the Mercedes in this category.


    Mercedes-Benz has long been known for performance, and even has an entire subdivision devoted to fine-tuning engines to create true supercars. So while the Jaguar XJ8 is no slouch, it’s not very surprising that the Mercedes is the winner in this category. A 5.5L V-8, new in the 2007 model, propels the CLS550 to a 0-60 time that is nearly a full second faster than the XJ8 and its 4.2L engine.


    This is one area that really comes down to personal taste. Jaguars have a look that all but screams British racing prowess, while the three-pointed star of Mercedes-Benz and the strong stance of every Mercedes vehicle are recognized the world over for reliability and class. Each also came in different factory colors, so that may be a factor to consider as well.

    If you want to invest in a pre-owned luxury vehicle, Texas Cars Direct should be your first stop. We sell CARFAX Certified luxury performance vehicles from brands like Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, and BMW. Call us at (214) 736-8557 with any questions about our inventory or financing options.

    "Hands down the best place to look"

    Last updated 4 years ago

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    • Hands down the best place to look if your in the market for a used luxury car. They deal mostly in Mercedes and Jag, but they also have other makes available. No pressure and they sell the cleanest cars you will find anywhere in Dallas. Fair price on my new car and trade in...along with an incredible APR on the financing.


    Luxury Car Dealer Help: Basic Car Maintenance Checklist

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Luxury vehicles at our Dallas dealership are designed and built to exacting standards, and will be comfortable and reliable for many years and miles. In order to ensure that your luxury vehicle performs at its best and serves you for as many years as possible you will need to do some basic maintenance.

    In this video, a mechanic explains a few basic maintenance tips. Many of these points are especially important to remember before a long drive. Some examples include checking tire pressure, inspecting oil and fluid levels, and testing items like headlights and windshield wipers. Watch the video to learn how to do these test yourself.

    If you are looking for a reliable, fun car that will take you on many road trips, scenic drives, or daily commutes, call Texas Cars Direct at (214) 736-8557. We sell top-quality pre-owned vehicles from Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and Land Rover, all with CARFAX® history reports.

    What Does It Mean to Be a CARFAX® Advantage Dealer?

    Last updated 4 years ago

    CARFAX Advantage Dealers are committed to selling cars with full disclosure. Used-car shoppers who want to be confident in their car purchase are encouraged to go to CARFAX Advantage Dealers. To learn more about what is means to be a CARFAX Advantage Dealer and the benefits of shopping at one, continue reading this article.

    Information about Every Car for Sale

    While many dealerships have to pay for CARFAX history reports, CARFAX Advantage Dealers have unlimited access to them. For this reason, CARFAX Advantage Dealers print out paper copies of CARFAX history reports before putting each car up for sale, rather than merely telling shoppers that CARFAX history reports are available. In addition to CARFAX history reports, every car that’s for sale at a CARFAX Advantage Dealer comes with a Consumer Information Pack, which includes even more relevant information for potential buyers.

    Greater Transparency

    According to a recent poll, over 80% of used-car shoppers said that they would prefer to shop at a CARFAX Advantage dealership. Many dealerships report that the CARFAX Advantage program has helped them immensely, as customers see the distinction as a sign that the dealership is interested in being as transparent as possible. When buying a used car, you want to be sure you have all the facts—and a CARFAX Advantage Dealer can deliver. 

    More Reliable Cars

    CARFAX history reports provide detailed information about a car’s past maintenance, accident history, and previous ownership records. When a prospective used car owner visits a CARFAX Advantage Dealer, he can rest assured that every car on the lot has a car history report that’s worth showing off.

    If you are looking for a great value on a used luxury car, Texas Cars Direct has a great selection of vehicles for you. We are proud to be a CARFAX Advantage Dealer. Before you visit us for a test drive, check out our dealership’s website to see our inventory. For more information, give us a call at (214) 736-8557.

    The Advantages of Buying an AutoCheck-Certified Vehicle

    Last updated 4 years ago

    When you shop for a pre-owned luxury car in Dallas, you want to make sure you invest in a high-quality vehicle that is in fantastic condition. By purchasing an AutoCheck-certified vehicle from Texas Cars Direct, you will have all of the information you need to make an informed decision about your used luxury car purchase. Here are the advantages of buying an AutoCheck-Certified vehicle:

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Score

    The AutoCheck certification process starts with a thorough evaluation of a vehicle’s history. AutoCheck extensively investigates the history of a vehicle, including its accident history, title history, mileage, and maintenance issues. These factors are compiled to create an AutoCheck Score, which is a rating between 1 and 100. By looking at a vehicle’s AutoCheck Score, you can better evaluate the car’s history and current condition.

    Comparing AutoCheck Scores

    When you look at two different AutoCheck-certified vehicles, you can compare their relative quality and value. Each vehicle receives a score between 1 and 100, and every make and model has an ideal score range. By looking at the scores and score ranges of comparable vehicles, you can quickly and easily compare the vehicles and decide which one is right for you.

    Comprehensive Vehicle Data

    By purchasing an AutoCheck-certified vehicle, you will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that AutoCheck has performed a thorough evaluation of the vehicle’s history. Using data from many different sources, AutoCheck is able to create a complete and thorough vehicle history report. When you drive an AutoCheck-certified vehicle off the dealership lot, you will feel great knowing that you have chosen a top-quality pre-owned car.

    If you are looking for a high-quality pre-owned luxury car, visit Texas Cars Direct and browse our inventory. We provide drivers in the Dallas area with an extensive inventory of Carfax and AutoCheck-certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar vehicles. For more information about the luxury cars we have in stock, call (214) 736-8557.

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