New Car vs. Used Car: Choosing What Suits You Best

When you want to buy a car, you want something that expresses you, something that serves your needs and suits your budget. A new car is not only about feeling right, but it’s also about making financial sense. In the modern world of marketing, what is on offer (what seems most attractive) is not always the best for you. It’s not to say marketing is bad; it’s to say that one can be a smart consumer in order to find the very best deal to suit their needs. As you already know, buying a car is not like buying smaller, cheaper items. It’s a big financial responsibility, and one you should carefully consider when thinking about buying used versus buying brand new.

Find out more about manufacturers

Multiple manufacturers focus on different aspects of their vehicles, and you need to know what your priorities are in order to match them with the right manufacturer. Your priorities will help you understand what you’re looking for, and whether you can pick up a vehicle new or used to suit your needs. Think about whether you’re looking for:

·         Comfort

·         Style

·         Durability

·         Orientation – for family, off-road or sport

·         Price

·         Environmental aspects

Keep in mind that some cars are more environmentally friendly than others: you can see how efficient the vehicle is in terms of gas consumption, how much CO2 it emits, and whether the car is a hybrid. Deciding upon these factors is a great place to start.

Smart Price Calculations

If you keep money in mind, you may find a cost calculation very useful for making the right choice. You can do that by attempting to calculate how much value you would lose through time. For example, if you’re searching through used cars for sale in El Cajon, you can see the prices and features of vehicles, including the miles they’ve already traveled. Next, keep in mind that your car is an investment. To calculate the percentage of value your car would lose through time, you can use this equation:

·         Loss percentage = (Price of the used car – price of new car) ÷ price of new car.

If you take this ratio and divide it by the number of years since the release of the car, you can find out the percentage of value the car loses each year – and make a smart decision as to the best financial exchange you can make.

Finding a Reliable Seller

This is not always the first thing to come into a person’s mind, but if you already have a good car (and you want to improve it), you can always find a good place to sell. Often, used car dealerships will accept your vehicle in exchange for another, which is another aspect of your transaction to consider.

Taking Care of Technicalities

If cars are not the first thing on your mind when you wake up, you may want to bring an expert along. It does not have to be someone working in that field – though that is preferred. This applies both to when you are going for a new or used car: in fact, many cars have specific things to consider that only an expert will know about.

These are factors that help you make a better choice if to buy a new or used car. Use these tips to inform your next car purchasing decision.


~ by velofinds on November 6, 2019.