Buying a New or a Used Car?
Categories // Latest News & Reviews
How looking at the total cost of car ownership may surprise you
You, or someone you know, may be weighing the decision between getting a new car or a used car. While certain budgets may necessitate the purchase of a used car (new car choices under $10,000 are practically non-existent), the difference in cost between a new car and a two to three year old used car is becoming negligible in many cases, and can favor buying or leasing a new car in some cases. The key is to consider the total cost of car ownership.
Given the choice between a new and used vehicle at the same total cost, most car buyers would prefer the new model. After all, with a new car you can choose the color and options you want, there are usually new safety and technology features that have been added and you don’t have to worry about whether or not the previous owner ran over too many potholes or neglected to keep up with its maintenance.
What many people do not understand is that the price disparity between new and slightly used cars has eroded in recent years. This is due to a number of factors which we will explore in more depth here.
Buying a new car should be simple and fun. The car buying experts at Cartelligent can walk you through a step by step comparison of your options based on your individual situation and empower you make the right decision for your needs. This initial consultation is absolutely free and there is no obligation to use our services. Call 888.427.4270 click here to get started today.