Deciding to buy a new car can be a pretty big decision, but deciding whether to buy a new new car or a new used car can be equally as stressful. If you’ve found yourself in the middle of this struggle, fear not. Here are just a few reasons why tons of people are going for used cars, and why buying a used car might just be the best option for you:
- First of all, the price is what usually drives people to look at used cars (pun not intended, but also not regretted). It’s a well known fact that used cars are much cheaper than new cars, no matter how old they are. Considering that the latest data shows the average new car to sell for around $31,000, it isn’t surprising that so many people are more interested in used cars these days.
- Even though many people will be quick to note that new car sales can be financed much more easily than used cars, you may not even need a variety of flexible financing plans to be able to afford a used car. About two to three years ago, there was a huge spike in the number of people leasing new cars — which all had leases of around two to three years — meaning that there is now a huge spike in the number of used cars on dealers’ lots that need to be sold. Long story short, used car prices are at record-low numbers right now.
- Some people argue that it’s difficult to ensure the safety of a used car, but with websites that offer comprehensive history reports and safety recall tracking, it doesn’t matter if you’re buying a used car from someone down the street or from a reputable used car dealer — you can be sure that you’re getting the safety that you pay for, as long as you do your research.
- And finally, everyone knows that buying a new car is great because you get to choose exactly which features and colors you want… but have you looked at the list of features that are available in new cars these days? Talk about overwhelming. Sometimes you just need a basic car that will get the job done, and you don’t want to deal with making tons of decisions about the shade of grey used for the interior seating.
Of course, there are still plenty of good reasons why people choose to buy new cars as well — so are you one of those people, or do we have convinced that buying a used car is a good option for you? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section. More can be found here.