SHOULD I BUY A NEW OR USED VEHICLE

May 30th, 2018 by

BRAND NEW NISSAN VS CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED
When it comes time to hit the road in a new Nissan, you may be wondering if you should purchase a new vehicle or go for something that has already traveled a few miles. It’s understandable that this is a question you’re considering. Purchasing a vehicle is a huge decision and you undoubtedly want to feel confident in your choice. There are pros and cons to both so you want to make sure you make the right decision. We’re here to break them down for you.

A NEW VEHICLE
The idea of buying a new car can be really appealing for anyone. A new, shiny, fresh on the market car is something anyone would be proud to own. There are a lot of other considerations to take into account, though.

SAFETY AND RELIABILITY
A new car is going to be your most reliable bet for the near term. Because there is no wear and tear, your car will function at its absolute best. Whether you need it for a commute or for a cross country trip, you can depend on your vehicle to make the trip for you. Since your brand new car is accident and history free, you can also rely on it for safety metrics. While there is always a slim chance that any car can have a factory recall, you know that you are getting the latest and most innovative technology in car safety when you purchase a brand new car. If your concerns are specific or child related you can trust that you’ll be able to get the best technology on the market and tailor your vehicle to your needs.

EFFICIENCY
Strides are continually being made in the area of fuel economy and with a new car you can be sure that this situation will work out to your advantage. While you may be paying a little more for the vehicle overall, you will save money on fuel. With fuel prices in constant fluctuation, you will worry less about how an unexpected price hike might affect your situation. Gain satisfaction in knowing you are helping the environment as the newest cars on the market are also more friendly for our planet. There are a lot of new Nissan vehicles that will meet this standard and we’d be happy to talk to you in depth about them.

FINANCING
There are more flexible options for financing a vehicle when you purchase a new one than when you purchase a used one. In general, it’s easier to secure financing for a new car rather than a used one. You might discover there are some choices that work more to your advantage in the long run. You may also be able to find some incentives based on your own position in life, whether you’re a student, active military and more. If you’re looking for flexibility when it comes to your financing options, notch a mark in favor of buying new.

RESEARCH
It’s important to do research for any vehicle you’ll buy. Your lifestyle is unique and you need a vehicle that will align with your goals and needs. When you purchase a brand new car, you’ll have the option to study the latest reviews from a variety of sources. Detailed analysis and comparison reviews are available for the latest models to hit the market. When you buy new, you don’t have to be concerned with what a vehicle has already been through. Buying a new car means buying into the potential of it. It can be liberating not to have to worry about the past history of a vehicle.

LOW COST MAINTENANCE
Maintaining a new car is relatively inexpensive as well. You won’t be dealing with any major repairs for awhile. You only need to be concerned with minor upkeep issues at a normal level of wear and tear such as wipers and brakes. A warranty will cover any major disasters that may arise for at least the first 36,000 miles. Since repair costs need to be made as they occur, this can offer a great deal of peace of mind as well as savings. If you know you won’t have the cash to fix any potential repairs soon, a new car might be a good bet for you.

GET THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY
Like having the newest technology in your car? A new car will give the latest options available to drivers. Whether you prefer voice recognition, parking assistance, or touch screens, you’ll be able to get the very latest advancements in your new car. If you haven’t owned a modern car for awhile, you’ll be surprised the ease and comfort this can add to the driving experience.

SHOW OFF YOUR STYLE
There’s little in life that is as fun as flashing your style and that’s something you can absolutely do with a new car. Who doesn’t love driving a fresh off the lot car around town? It can be a status symbol and it can also boost your confidence on the road. Don’t downplay this important aspect of new car ownership, even if it doesn’t practically figure into your considerations.

PRE-OWNED VEHICLE
Buying a new car sounds pretty great, but again every situation is unique. It is possible that taking home a preowned Nissan might be more to your advantage.

DEPRECIATION
It’s no secret that new cars lose their sticker value quickly. In fact, a new car may lose up to 50% of it’s value within the first three months. That can be a tough pill to swallow. So if you were looking to a new car as a straight up investment, you may want to reconsider looking at it this way.

VARIETY
There are a lot options to choose from when it comes to buying a used car. If you’re looking for a car that isn’t available anymore or has features you can no longer find, the used market is going to be your a great option for you.

AVAILABLE DATA
Once a car has been on the market for awhile, you have a better chance of seeing how consumers have used it, liked it, and responded to it. You’ll understand the typical problem areas that the majority of owners face and you can decide if they will be manageable or a dealbreaker for you. Various sites provide even more data and you can pull a detailed vehicle report on a car you’re seriously considering.

SAVE MONEY OVERALL
In addition to the fact that you will save money by purchasing a preowned vehicle, you also have the opportunity to save money on insurance costs. This can even be a benefit that surprises you when the used car isn’t that old but still more affordable to insure than a brand new one. Add onto that the fact your registration fees will be cheaper for a used car and you’re in a good shape to save money!

GET SOME NEW CAR BENEFITS
If you purchase a car that is still relatively new, you may even inherit some of the existing warranty when applicable. Check your contract details or inquire at the dealership! We’ll be happy to talk about that with you. This can be a huge money and time saver for you.

CARS LAST A LONG TIME
As technology improves, so does the length of a car’s life. You can still get several years out of a used car that is well maintained. Worrying that your used car will die an early death is no reason to shy away from a used car purchase. Cars last well past 100,00 miles

A CAR WITH CHARACTER
While a new car may be customized and tailored to your lifestyle, a used vehicle comes with its own character. Instead of showing off a flashy style, instead you drive a car with personality and history.

There is no absolute truth or right or wrong answer when it comes to buying a new or used vehicle. The right answer is going to depend on your own financial situation and your goals for your new (or new to you!) car. We’d be happy to help you with any more questions you may have about what the right vehicle choice is for you. Call us today!

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