New Vs. Used: Which Car Option Is Best For You? | #CP

Hey, feel free to leave a comment! Choosing a car can be a big challenge. A lot of people don’t know what they’re looking for, and will make mistakes when they choosing the motor which will be getting them around for the next few years. This can be even harder when you have a family, with a lot of people stressing and fretting about getting the wrong car for their little ones. Of course, though, one of the hardest decisions to make will always be whether you should get your car new or used. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the major areas which are impacted by this choice when you go to buy a car.

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The Features

A lot of people worry that they will lose out on features when they buy a used car, with older models lacking the modern features which come with new motors. In reality, though, some cars enter the used market at just a year or two old, and this means that you can often get the same features you find on a new example, without having to pay the full price.

The Cleanliness

Some people treat their cars well, but others will treat them very badly, and this can leave a motor in a very bad state for a new owner when they are using the secondhand market. Dealers like Jagtechnic only accept cars which are in good condition, and their valet team will be able to clean anything unsightly or unpleasant before you even see the cars they have on offer.

The Condition

The idea of buying a car which is falling apart is something which most people will want to avoid. It can be easy to assume that a new car will last longer than a second hand one, and many people base their purchase decision on this. In most cases, though, the age your car will get to will depend on the way that you look after it. If you give a second hand motor the care and attention it needs, it should be nice and easy to keep it in the right condition to last for years to come.

The Price

This is one area which most people know a second hand car will win. Cars lose their value incredibly quickly when they leave a forecourt with their first owner, and this is something which a lot of people ignore when they buy their car. Buy choosing to go second hand, you will not only save a lot of money, but you will also minimise the value the car will lose during the first year of ownership.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to get started on choosing the best car for you. In most cases, choosing to go with a second hand option will always be best, and this is something which many people ignore. It's always worth choosing the options which will save the most money, even if you have to make compromises along the way.

Karl Young

Part-time daddy and lifestyle blogger. Father of 2 boys under 2. Golfer, scare-fan, tea-lover, traveller, squash and poker player. I write on the @HuffPostUK

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