There are a lot of questions involved when buying a car, from size to personal taste. But the biggest one usually is should you buy a new or used?
There is no right or wrong. In the end it is a personal decision, but to make it little easier for you we have listed the main advantages for both options below.
Buying a new car!
- Exact Specification – You can order the car just the way you like from the right options to the materials and colours you find most attractive.
- It’s new – You are the first to drive it and you know it has no secret history.
- Long Warranty – No need to worry about what if…
- Safer and with the latest gadgets. All new models usually are tested more than previous versions coming with the latest tech and safety features.
- Better fuel economy and lower emissions. New engines are more powerful usually and also offer a better mileage. With higher fuel costs this is getting more important.
- Financing – it is usually much easier to finance a new car, than a used one. Many dealers and automakers offer their own financing with sometimes even 0 per cent interest.
- Maintenance – New cars are more reliable and usually all you need to to is go to scheduled maintenance after a certain amount of time or mileage.
Buying a used car!
- Price and Depreciation – Cars lose around 20 per cent of their value in the first year. Buying a used car will save you lot of money and for much less you can drive a nicer more upscale model compared to when buying something brand new. Also there is much less stress when something happens to the paint, though people take it very differently.
- Insurance – Usually the less expensive vehicle is also cheaper to insure, saving you more money.
Choice and Time – Clearly you can not build the used car like you can do with a new model, which can be put together to your exact specifications, but the choice of used cars in almost any price range is very big offering something for everyone. And of course if you find the car you like, there is no need to wait for it for month’s.
- Today well over half of all used car sales are made by car dealers, often with manufacturers approved used schemes, which also offer warranty and easier financing.
- Also it is good to do some research about costs related to maintenance and new parts in case something brakes. It is surprising sometimes how expensive little things can be.
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