Finding your next car can be a daunting yet exciting experience, regardless if you are buying a new or used vehicle. Do not make hasty decisions as it can lead to a very expensive mistake. Take your time and do not let your heart rule your head.
First of all, you need to have a clear idea of what type of a vehicle you require. Many car buyers often purchase a vehicle based on what wants rather than needs. Ask yourself if the vehicle is suitable for your current and future lifestyle. It’s also vital to set yourself a realistic budget and stick to it. Do not be persuaded by polished car dealers or private sellers to deviate from your budget.
Do your homework and keep your options open
It is always beneficial to complete extensive research prior to even viewing a car. Research can be the difference between buying your ideal vehicle and ending up [...]
Each year in the UK, used car sales outnumber new-car purchases by around three to one. Here, we look at the pros and cons of buying a new car versus an old one.
Buying a new car
The big advantages of new cars are threefold. Firstly, buyers get to choose the exact specification. Secondly, the owner will get benefits such as the full warranty package and any ‘sweetener’ deals that are on offer at the time of purchase. Finally, there will be no unknown history to worry about.
There are more good reasons to buy new. Newer cars will have more advanced technology. The value of this should not be underestimated, particularly in the areas of fuel efficiency (where huge advances have been made comparatively recently) and safety. Features such as stability control give invaluable or even life-saving help in the event of an emergency.
On the downside, it’s also true that most breakdowns in modern [...]