ericpetersautos.com / Eric Peters / November 25, 2016
People ask me – should I buy a new car? Or does used one make more sense? And my answer is always the same.
What do you value most?
Let’s have a look at some of the variables.
* With a new car, you don’t have to worry about the car –
You know what you’re getting; it’s new. They’re all the same. No miles, no wear and tear; no damage. No worries about whether it was wrecked and repaired, how it was maintained or whether the dealership is trying to cover up flood damage. If anything’s wrong with it, it’s fully covered under the warranty. You will pay nothing to fix anything. All you have to worry about – as far as the car goes – is the price and the color and the options.
You hardly even have to look at the thing. In fact, you can safely buy it from afar – over the Internet – from a dealer in another county or (state).
With a used car, you have to worry about the carabove all else. No matter how great a “deal” it appears to be, if it turns out to have major problems, they will be your problems – and the cost of fixing them will come out of your pocket.