You need a new car, but now you’re not sure if you want to purchase a new or used one. Here, we take a look at the pros and cons of new vs used cars to help make your decision that much easier.
Depending on the technology you want, either a new or a used vehicle could suit your needs. New vehicles will come with the most up-to-date technologies, including popular options that have recently been released like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone compatibility. Used vehicles will also come with connective technologies, but they might be out of date.
Used cars typically have a lower price than new cars, which is why many find them appealing — especially those who are on a budget. That being said, you can usually find better financing options when you purchase a new car, including loans with better interest rates and incentives like cash rebates. So, you could likely find either a new or used vehicle that suits your budget, depending on what you’re looking for.
Peace of mind
When you buy a new or a Certified Pre-Owned model, which undergoes strict manufacturer-mandated tests, you will have the peace of mind that the car you’re getting is in tip-top condition. If you purchase a regular used vehicle, that might not be the case. Make sure you get any used vehicle you’re thinking of purchasing examined by a mechanic before you do so, and you will also have peace of mind.