As soon as you drive a new car off the shop-floor, it almost halves its value. This can mean that your hard-won brand new car could actually be a fairly bad investment, just from a monetary point of view. But there are some other financial reasons why buying a second-hand car can be the way to go if you are looking to make a sensible and practical decision.
Obviously, the first reason for buying a used car is that you will get the same vehicle for a reduced price. If you choose the car carefully, and find a vendor who is selling their car because they need a bigger one, or for other reasons unrelated to the car’s condition and performance, you are likely to get a very good car, with plenty of mileage still to be used, for a fraction of the price for the same vehicle – just with less mileage on it!
Better Model for your Money
If you have saved a set amount to be used in buying your new car, you might find that your options are somewhat limited if you only consider brand new cars. Even relatively small or modest vehicles can be pricy, and adding a few fun features – metallic paint, upgraded radio or satnav system, fancy alloy wheels – can make it untenable. Going for a second-hand car means that you can take your time looking for your ideal vehicle and you will be able to pick it up for much less than it would have cost you new, leaving you, hopefully, with enough money to add in all those extra touches that transform a car from a mode of transport into a treasured possession or even a friend! You can get your hands on a huge variety of used cars including used Nissan Qashqai Connecta at economical rates from KAP Motors Brighton. For details call at 01273 748484.
Lower Tax and Insurance
Tax and insurance are often based on the value of the car, and having a lower price tag on it will reduce your insurance and tax premiums, especially if you are a safe and careful driver with a long no-claims history.
There Will Be Less Pressure On You
When buying any car, the first few days and weeks can feel quite difficult on your mind. You’ll overthink a lot of your moves and feel a little worrisome about potentially scratching or even crashing. This kind of thought process is heightened when you buy a brand new vehicle – the costs and the consequences become a lot more significant. If you were to buy, say, a Used Audi A3 that has been around the block some, then you’d be a lot more comfortable than splashing out on something fresh and more expensive. If you do run into any issues, you won’t be anywhere near as burdened psychologically or financially.
No Unexpected problems
A used car will have all the bugs ironed out so you are unlikely to suffer from manufacturer’s faults – the previous owner will have had to deal with those! Also, the tyres will be perfectly run in, as will be the motor, so you can test your vehicle’s mettle without having to baby it for the first few months, as you would with a brand new, untested vehicle.
Once you commit to buying a used car, it will not be long before you are all packed up and heading to Brighton beach to spend some time by the sea, or exploring all those fascinating nearby nooks and crannies in your trusty new-used car!