For many years now, people have been asking themselves the question, “Should I buy a new or used car?” While neither end is technically wrong or right, and there are many valid points on either end of the spectrum, we’ll be covering the numerous reasons to buy a used vehicle!
Price is possible the most important factor, of course. You will save thousands of dollars by purchasing a pre-owned car. Why is this? Depreciation. New cars depreciate, and fast! In fact, it’s estimated that the average vehicle will lose up to 19% of it’s value within the first year! That brings the value of a $30,000 dollar vehicle down to just $24,300 in only 365 days. Over the course of three years, Consumer Reports estimate that your new vehicle will only be worth 54% of it’s original value. If you add in the fact that the cost of things like sales tax, insurance, and even registration fees are lower for used cars, you’ll surely see that purchasing a new vehicle is a no-brainer.
What about your safety, though? Surely driving a state-of-the-art vehicle is safer than on older used car. Actually, vehicles are built with more safety features now than ever. As a matter of fact, most features like electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, and side-curtain air bags can be found of cars that were manufactured after 2009! For the most part, the newest innovations in technology are driver-centric, meaning they’re for comfort or convenience, rather than safety.
Another great reason to purchase a used car is the variety of make, model, or year. Don’t limit yourself to something that may not be for you in the first place. The sky is the limit with used cars! Because you have a whole variety of cars to choose from, you’re more likely to find that luxury vehicle you’ve always wanted, for a price you can afford. Ever wanted to drive the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or any variety of Audi? Make that dream a reality when you purchase a used luxury vehicle.
So, if you’re in the market for a pre-owned car, stop by Benny Boyd Bastrop to test drive some of our amazing vehicles! We look forward to doing business with you.