It’s a question we hear all the time at Minnesota Truck Headquarters—should I buy used or new? The answer is never quite as clear cut as our customers would often like; both have their pros and cons. To give you a brief overview, here are some advantages to purchasing a used vehicle.
The financial difference between a new and used car is generally the number one reason why people go with used vehicles. However, you may not realize just how much that difference and cost will be. When you buy used, not only do you save on the initial cost, but because your payment is lower so will be your registration, your insurance, and your taxes. Buying used over new saves you money at just about every turn of the process.
Still Plenty of Features
Lots of buyers find themselves dreaming of a new car because they think it’s the only way to get the types of features and safety that they want. However, by now the car market has had advanced features in many of its cars for long enough that it may be just as easy to find the features you want in a used car and for less money.
Built to Be Reliable
Just as cars today are filled with advanced safety and features, they’re also built to last for many years to come. Once upon a time, buying a new car was risky because the chance of a breakdown seemed high. Today’s cars tend to have no trouble reaching 200,000 miles and beyond, so a used car can still be a reliable investment.
Vehicle History Reports
Even if you’re not certain about buying a used car, there are ways that you can build your confidence by learning more about a car’s history. By obtaining a vehicle history report you can find out about any major accidents, repairs, or other details that may affect the car’s condition in the future.
If you’re in the market for a car, new or used, stop by Minnesota Truck Headquarters today.