If you’re shopping for used cars in Smyrna, DE, you may be curious about where the pre-owned vehicles you’re test-driving have come from. When you see a used car at I.G. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Smyrna, it probably came from one of these sources.

Drivers Like You

If you trade in your car when you’re purchasing a new vehicle, that trade-in could end up on our used car lot. When drivers sell a vehicle to us, we often end up doing our best to find that car a new home with a used car buyer, provided that the car meets our high standards.


Sometimes a number of cars go on sale at the same time at an auction. Staff members from dealerships like ours can check out these auctions and look for vehicles that could be valuable to us.

Some of these cars may end up in our used car lot. If they’re in good condition and we think that they’ll be a good value for our customers, there’s no reason not to offer a pre-owned Jeep SUV or RAM truck that we found at an auction.

Lease Ends

When you lease a vehicle, you make payments on it and drive it around for a few years. At the end of your lease, you have a decision to make. Do you want to buy that vehicle you’ve been leasing, or do you want to try out another vehicle?

Drivers who decide to purchase or lease something else will turn in their leased cars at our dealership. Sometimes these end up being sold as used cars. A vehicle turned in at the end of its lease is just a few years old and won’t have too many miles on it, so it can often become a desirable used car.

If you’re in the market for a reliable used car, talk to our car dealers near Dover, DE. We’re positive that a used car you’ll love is waiting for you at our dealership.