Considerations When Buying A New Vs Used Vehicle

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Jun
15

Things To Consider Before Buying Your Next Automobile

AAMCO Car Tune Up We all love the thrill of a new vehicle, the thrill of the hunt, and the thrill of the drive. Sadly however, many people often run across a multitude of problems which can entirely ruin what would be an otherwise happy moment. Before making your next purchase of a new or used vehicle, there are a handful of considerations to keep in mind. This depends of course on what is important to you, whether you’re concerned over the resale value, the purchase price, the vehicles history, or the available features will all determine whether you prefer purchasing a new or used vehicle. Read on to determine the benefits of each.

Advantages To Purchasing A New Vehicle

Free To Choose What You Want: The greatest advantage to buying a brand new vehicle is obviously the range of freedom you will enjoy. You can choose any make, model, color, engine type, additional features, and/or anything else your mind can imagine. The only two things that can hold you back is first your imagination, but more importantly, your price range. That said, and even if it’s not affordable, a person can day dream, and if by chance that dream becomes a reality, that single idea of freedom of choice will be the greatest  feeling a person shopping for a new vehicle can hope for. The idea that it is possible to get exactly what you are looking for, without compromising.

Higher Resale Value: Compared to used vehicles, new automobiles obviously have a higher resale value. They are also at times easier to sell since people want newer-used vehicles. This point will actually be touched on for the advantages to used vehicles, but it is certainly something worth keeping in mind.

Reliability: When it comes to new vehicles, most of the time at least, you can always depend on the vehicles reliability more so than a used vehicle. That is so long as there are no manufactures mistakes, or the vehicle wasn’t improperly put together. When buying a used vehicle, and regardless of what history reports you can generate, there is no way to determine all the ruckus a vehicle has been through. Simply consider if you decided to sell the vehicle you had now. Would you mentioned that curb you hoped over while turning, or bottoming out on that speed bump you didn’t see. Point is, a new car is just that, new. No wear and tear, and no unknown accidents or problems.

Choice Of Features: Finally, any feature you can optionally have on a new vehicle will be left to you to decide whether it is needed or not. This all depends on the exact make and model of the vehicle being purchased, but more importantly it depends on exactly what it is you want. Sunroofs, sound systems, and leather interior is just the tip of the feature options iceberg.

Advantages To Purchasing A Used Vehicle

Buying Nearly New Used Cars: One common tactic that should be employed when shopping for a used vehicle to buy, is searching for a nearly new used car. These are vehicles which are only a few years old and only have a limited number of miles tacked onto them. These are in essence new vehicles, and as such there are certain benefits that come along with it. Factory warranties, higher resale values, and hopefully more reliability all make newer used cars the route to take when first shopping around.

Price: When it comes to considerations, none usually come before price, and when it comes to price, you will always pay less for a used vehicle. Now that means to own the vehicle, that does not mean it will run, or is reliable. Those are the problems used car shoppers face, and due to that, you should always be sure to receive a pre purchase inspection for any used automobile.

Less Depreciation: When the vehicle you are purchasing is older and cheaper, the total amount that it can depreciate is significantly lower. Now, percentage wise, it follows the same scale as it always has. But the total value of dollars lost through depreciation is less. This is worth considering depending on what you would be using the vehicle for. If you only intend on owning a vehicle for a year or two, you would hate to lose all that value right when you drive off the lot. To limit the loss to depreciation, be sure to buy used!

At AAMCO Colorado, we understand the difficulties that can arise when purchasing a new car or used vehicle. If you want to have a new vehicle you’ve purchased looked over, or have a pre inspection check for a used vehicle you are considering buying, be sure to Contact AAMCO, and schedule an appointment at one of many convenient locations. We have Denver Transmission Repair shops around the Front Range and can also assist you with Radiator RepairBrake Repair and more.

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