3 Great Used Off-Road Vehicles to Check Out

201 Toyota Tacoma

Few things in life are as freeing (and heart-racing) as traversing treacherous trails with your pals. If you are itching for an affordable used vehicle with great off-road capabilities, you can find these three great options at Chip Wynn Motors in Paducah, Kentucky.

Jeep Wrangler: When you think of an off-road vehicle, you’re probably thinking about Jeep and, more specifically, the Wrangler — and with good reason. The Wrangler is basically synonymous with off-roading because of its Trail Rated capabilities that include water fording, ground clearance, articulation, traction, and maneuverability.

Toyota Tacoma: If you want a vehicle that can not only bring it on the trails but also serve as a trusted tool on the jobsite, the Toyota Tacoma is the way to go. The Tacoma’s TRD Pro trim augments the already-powerful Toyota truck with handy off-road features ready for your next adventure. Best yet, the Tacoma has plenty of towing capacity and cargo space in its sizeable bed for you to unlock even more utility.

Subaru Outback: For those of us that want to indulge with a fun weekend trip to the trails every once in a while but don’t think making off-roading their entire personality is necessary, the Outback makes a great choice. The nimble Subaru is equally adept on the commute and off-road, but doesn’t require the same level of commitment as some more intense off-roaders do.

If you’re on the hunt for a great pre-owned off-road vehicle, you have no shortage of options to consider. Browse the off-road ready vehicle inventory at Chip Wynn Motors in Paducah and find your best match. Then, get ready for adventure.

Should I Buy a Used Luxury Car?

Ask us for the best way to make the most of your money when shopping for a vehicle, and we’ll tell you to buy a used luxury car. There are lots of reasons why used luxury vehicles pack great value, from enjoying advanced equipment to avoiding significant depreciation. Here are some of our favorite reasons to choose a used luxury vehicle.

More Luxury for Less Money

Deciding to get a used luxury car rather than a new economy car means that you’ll be able to get more thrill and luxury for your money. Luxury cars that are just a few years old often end up costing the same as a new car of a much less luxurious stature. With a used luxury car, you’ll enjoy a smoother ride, a nicer cabin, and more amenities for less.


Whether you’re looking for a car that will impress at your new job or just want to treat yourself to something nicer than the norm, a used luxury car is the perfect choice. You’ll turn heads and feel great about your ride and won’t have to break the bank to achieve it.

Advanced Equipment

Lots of intelligent safety features and in-cabin connectivity that come in many new cars today were first introduced in luxury cars. When you buy a used luxury car, you can enjoy a number of these innovative amenities at a used-car price.

Need more convincing why you should buy a used luxury car? Visit Chip Wynn Motors in Paducah and check out our great inventory of used luxury cars and SUVs. We’re sure we’ll have a high-end ride you’ll fall in love with.

These are the Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts for Car Moms

Mother’s Day gifts for car moms

Are you thinking of getting your Ma an outside-the-box present for Mother’s Day this year? Then consider one of these Mother’s Day gifts for car moms. Whether she loves classic cars or just spends too much time commuting to work and running errands in her minivan, she’s sure to appreciate any of these gifts:

  • Steering wheel cover: Steering wheel covers are more than just a comfortable cover for the steering wheel that makes it a little more bearable to grip in extreme heat and cold. They’re also the perfect opportunity to add a pop of fashion into your mom’s daily driver. Alternatively, get fun seat covers with a bit of color.
  • Car care package: If you and your wife or partner still have little kids, chances are good that Mom’s car gets messy easily. Build her a car care package for easily cleaning the inside — or give her coupons for free cleanings by you. You can also buy her gift cards for taking her cat through the car wash.
  • Phone mount: If Ma’s car does not have built-in navigation, get her phone out of her hands with a phone mount, which makes navigation safe and easy.
  • Weekend getaway: Book a stay in a bed and breakfast in a new town, then take a fun road trip with you mom to get there. The memories are priceless.

If your mom needs a new set of wheels, why not do her one better? Stop into Chip Wynn Motors and check out our selection of used vehicles moms are sure to love.

Hot Wynning Wheels Car Giveaway

Chip Wynn's Hot Wynning Wheels - Car Giveaway

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Looking for a fresh ride but not wanting to go through the process of the research, phone calls, or even BUYING it? Chip Wynn has a solution with the Hot Wynning Wheels Giveaway! You have the chance to win your choice of ONE of the three vehicles listed below:

  • 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with 87,000 miles
  • 2013 Buick Lacrosse with 27,000 miles
  • 2015 Kia Forte SX “Koupe” with 34,000 miles

The contest begins today, Sept. 17th and will run through 3:30 PM CT on Oct. 13th, 2018. Contestants can enter online at Westkentuckystar.com, Facebook or by listening to Electric 96.9 Radio. Of everyone who registers, 50 people will be chosen at random to qualify to win. You must be 18 or older to win and be present at Chip Wynn on October 13th. The final winner will receive their car the day of the giveaway and will be responsible for all applicable taxes and fees incurred in winning.

See the specific contest rules for more details and good luck!

Safest Used Cars for Teens for Back-to-School

Safest Used Cars for Teens
Check out this list of some of the safest used cars for teens as recommended by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

If you have a teenager that is of driving age, they are likely begging for a car of their own. Whether they have been saving upon their own or you are planning on buying it yourself, you know they need something safe. Here are some of the safest used cars for teens as recommended by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

IIHS has two groups of cars. The “best choices” are vehicles that have a starting price under $20,000. But if that is still too steep for your budget, they also have some “good choices” that start under $10,000.

Best Choices

  • Dodge Avenger 2011-2014
  • Hyundai Sonata 2015 and newer
  • Subaru Outback 2013 and newer
  • Nissan Rogue 2014 and newer
  • Ford Edge 2015 and newer
  • Volvo XC60 2013 and newer

Good Choices

  • Ford Fusion 2010-2012
  • Subaru Legacy 2009-2012
  • Ford Escape 2009 and newer
  • Toyota RAV4 2009-2014
  • Honda Pilot 2006 and newer
  • Audi A6 2007 and newer

Here at Chip Wynn Motors, are inventory is constantly changing. However, we frequently have many of these used models available. If you are looking for a specific one, give us a call and we can help you find the ideal safe car for your teen as they head back to school this fall.

What You Should Know Before Buying a Used Car

buying a used car
Buying a used car is a great idea for the buyer on a budget.

Today, used cars are more reliable and long-lasting than ever. Follow these tips for the best used car buying experience.

  • Calculate Your Budget. Before doing anything else, you should decide what you can and are willing to spend. Think about financing and how much you can handle in terms of a monthly payment.
  • Decide What Kind of Car You Want. The used car market is vast – and might paralyze you with how many choices are out there! Try narrowing down what you’re looking for ahead of time.
  • Investigate! There’s no such thing as too much research. Research all different kinds of vehicles and when you’ve decided what you’re into, research what your ideal car typically goes for.
  • Inspect and Get a Vehicle History Report. So, you’ve done all that research and found your dream car – now what? Make sure to do a full inspection and get a Vehicle History Report from the seller.
  • Negotiate. If everything else checked out, it’s time to negotiate and pay what you want for your new (used) car.

At Chip Wynn Motors, we have plenty of great used cars in our inventory – so make sure to start your search by stopping by today.

Now Is the Time to Buy a Used Car

Time to Buy a Used Car
No one wants to pay more than they have to for a car. So, if you’re in the market for a car, now is the time to buy a used car.

No one wants to pay more than they have to for a car. So, if you’re in the market for a car, now is the time to buy a used car. You could potentially find an excellent bargain since there is a current influx of used cars across the country and prices are falling.

There are an estimated 3.3 million cars to be returned this year as their 2014 leases end. That is a lot of cars. And, since lease contracts carry so many stipulations for mileage and wear and tear, these used cars will be in excellent condition.

And, because there will be so many cars to sell, dealerships, like us here at Chip Wynn Motors, will be pricing used cars to move. You should be able to find bargains in nearly every segment. In the crossover and SUV segments, keep your eyes open for a Honda CR-V or the full-size GMC Yukon. Look for deals on the ever-popular mid-size Toyota Camry. And, if you need something small, consider the compact Nissan Versa or Toyota Yaris.

Here at Chip Wynn Motors, we carry a wide range of makes and models with cars to fit nearly any budget. Come visit us today to score an excellent deal on a great used car.

Best Used Cars for College Students

Used Cars for College
Since most students don’t have the budget for a new car, check out some of the best used cars for college that will fit right in on any campus.

All across the country, thousands upon thousands of students are gearing up to head off to college. Whether it’s their first year or their last, having a car on campus can be a great benefit. However, most students don’t have the budget for a new car. Here are some of the best used cars for college that will fit right in on any campus.

  • Mazda 3. This little car is available in either sedan or hatchback form. It delivers sharp styling, lots of features, and respectable fuel efficiency.
  • Kia Soul. Young drivers appreciate a car with style, and there’s nothing quite like the Kia Soul. Its boxy styling gives it a spacious interior and it comes loaded with technology.
  • Honda Fit. Versatility is the name of the game for this subcompact hatchback. It comes with a surprisingly roomy interior, delivers excellent fuel efficiency, and unmatched reliability.
  • Ford Edge. For students who prefer a taller driving position, the Edge delivers that and so much more. It has earned top safety recommendations numerous times and comes with a lot of desirable features.

Here at Chip Wynn, we have an ever-changing inventory of excellent used cars. We frequently have many of these models available. Stop by today and we’ll help you find the perfect car to head to college.

The Most Dependable Car Brands from J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

Most Dependable Car Brands
In the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, some of the most dependable car brands are put into the spotlight.

Buying a used car isn’t nearly as risky as it used to be just a few decades ago because vehicles are made to last longer and be more dependable. However, some brands are still a lot better than others. In the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, it highlights the most dependable car brands.

This study followed owners of 2013 model year vehicles and asked them to track how many problems they encountered over the past 12 months. The results are then recorded as problems per 100 vehicles (PP100).

Coming in at the top of the list is Lexus with only 95PP100. The highest-ranked non-luxury brand is Toyota, which came in fourth place with 113PP100. The industry average for this study was 152PP100. Some of the other well-performing brands include GMC, Chevrolet, Honda, Ram, Lincoln, Cadillac, and Volvo.

If you’re in the market for a used car that you can feel confident driving day-in and day-out, this study would be a great place to start. Here at Chip Wynn Motors, we frequently have many of these dependable brands in stock. Our inventory is always changing, so let us know what you’re looking for and we can give you a call when we have it.

Best Used Cars for Teens

Best Used Cars for Teens
If you are considering buying a car for your teen so you can be less of a chauffeur, then here is a list of some of the best used cars for teens.

When your teenager reaches driving age, you probably have mixed emotions. You feel proud that they are gaining some independence, yet also scared out of your mind that they are gaining some independence. If you are considering buying a car for your teen so you can be less of a chauffeur, you don’t want to spend a fortune, but you also want to make sure it is safe.

These cars are recommended by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) because they perform well in crash tests, are equipped with electronic stability control, and all cost less than $20,000. Out of about 150 on their list, there are even a lot of models in the under $10,000 category (80 on the list) and under $5,000 category (19 on the list). Here are just some highlights.

$5,000 or Less

  • Volvo XC90 model year 2005 and newer.
  • Hyundai Azera model year 2006-2011.
  • Hyundai Sonata model year 2006-2010.
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan model year 2005-2008.

Between $5,000 and $10,000

  • Ford Fusion model year 2010 and newer.
  • Chevrolet Malibu model year 2010 and newer.
  • Subaru Forester model year 2009 and newer.
  • Dodge Journey model year 2010 and newer.

Between $10,000 and $20,000

  • Ford F-150 crew cab model year 2011 and newer.
  • GMC Acadia model year 2011 and newer.
  • Mazda6 model year 2014 and newer.
  • Toyota Camry model year 2012 and newer.

Here at Chip Wynn, our inventory is constantly changing, but we frequently have many of these models in stock. Give us a call and tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll help you find the perfect safe used car for your teen.