Deciding whether you want to buy new or used can be tricky. Buying new means you’ll get the latest features and technology, but will have to put down a hefty sum of money up front. Buying used means you’ll save money on the initial purchase but might need repairs sooner than expected. Consider what your needs are and how much money you’re willing to spend before deciding which one is best for you. If you’re considering buying new, it’s best to take your time shopping around for the perfect vehicle with a warranty and all of the features that you need.
If you’re considering buying used, make sure that any repair costs (past and future) won’t bust your budget. There’s also an important factor when deciding between these two options: how long do I plan on owning this vehicle? If it’s more than five years then buying used probably isn’t the way to go because there’s always something that pops up with older cars that takes a lot more work in order to fix them (which could cost even more). However if it’s less than five years then it might make sense to buy used because you’ll save so much money in those five years! The general rule is to buy used until it hits about five years old and then start looking at newer models because the newest safety features aren’t available in older models.
With new vehicles, the term new may refer only to having a clean title- not necessarily brand new condition. Older vehicles may come with higher mileage but come fully inspected by a mechanic prior to sale.
For someone who doesn’t know much about cars, here are some tips: 1) check online reviews 2) test drive at least three different vehicles 3) ask lots of questions 4) don’t forget your insurance agent! 5) beware of add-ons like rustproofing 6) expect to negotiate a bit 7) remember high performance and reliable usually mean more expensive 8) try not to get too emotional over your decision as many buyers end up wishing they bought the other type 9) prioritize what is most important to you 10) remember that tradeoffs exist no matter which option you choose 11), finally, bring along a trusted friend or family member who has experience purchasing cars