When buying a car you want to have as much choice and as many options as possible, so that you can find the best car for your needs. However, just because you need a car doesn’t mean you have to buy new. In fact buying a used car makes a lot of sense.
For starters there are more used cars than new cars so you actually get more choice in the used car market. This means that it is far more competitive and offers far more choice for consumers. With so many used cars on the market there is bound to be one that is perfect for you.
With a new car you are usually sold a basic model and any extras have to be added on. So, if you want an MP3 player or air conditioning, this is added to the model price. If you add in things like alloy wheels, or even leather seats, then you will have to pay more for them. Even things like mats and electric sun roofs come as an added extra.
This means that a car that looks like really good value on paper could actually land up costing quite a bit of money by the time you add in added extras. In some cases you could even add the cost of a small car onto your purchase. While it means you can customise your car to suit your needs, it does create a dent in your wallet.
However, with a used car all these little extras are factored in the cost of the car. Someone has already added in most of the extras so it is just a case of finding one that fits your specifications. This means that you know up front exactly what you are getting and what you are paying for, without being shocked by the final bill. It can be easy to get carried away when buying a new car and not consider the full cost of that Sat-Nav system or the metallic paint finish.
However, with a used car the cost is all there in black and white so you know what you are paying and you can compare cars with similar features, making the whole process cheaper and easier.