So your old car has broken down. After years of holding on to your reliable old vehicle, it is finally dead. There is no doubt about it this time: you are in the market for a new car. The thing is, just because you need to buy a new car, doesn’t mean that the car has to be “new”; it just has to be new to you. Sure, buying a brand new car fresh off the lot can be an exhilarating feeling. That new car smell, the zeroes across the board on the odometer, and the flawless interior make it difficult to not at least consider buying a new car when your old one officially croaks. However, used cars offer a number of perks that new cars do not. Outlined below are a few of the incentives that used cars offer. Whether you are looking for a Greenville Chrysler, Hyundai, or Ford, the tips below can help you find a reliable used car at an affordable price.
Buying a used car, obviously, has a distinct monetary advantage over purchasing a new vehicle. However, the discrepancy in price cannot be overstated. You have probably heard statistics citing how much new cars depreciate the second they are driven off the sales lot; and regardless of how much the depreciation truly is, one thing can be stated with certainty: it is significant. Think about it: you could purchase a car with only a few hundred miles, essentially brand new, and pay thousands of dollars less for the vehicle simply because it had been driven a few miles. There are other considerations that need to be made when purchasing a new car, but price is certainly one of the most convincing evidences in favor of buying used.
Many automobile manufacturers lure in buyers with extended warranties. Most purchasers assume that these warranties only accompany the purchase of new cars. This is false. Many warranties transfer from the original owner to the second owner after the transaction has been made. True, the warranty may be reduced for the second owner, but there is still a warranty in place, ensuring that your used car purchase come with some reassurance of reliability.
Working out the Kinks
When new cars are introduced, they often come with bugs. The computer system, transmission, or breaks may have tested well, but problems can manifest after the vehicles are mass produced and released to the public. If you wait to buy the car used, chances are these kinks will have been worked out and you won’t have to deal with the hassle of returning the car to the dealer for a recall. In extreme cases, these recalls remedy very serious, dangerous problems. If you wait until these problems are worked out before purchasing, not only will you save time and money, but you also potentially remove yourself from harms way. So the next time you visit your Greenville Chrysler, Ford, or Hyundai dealer, take a second to look at their used car selection. You might be surprised at what you find.