So you have decided that you are ready to purchase a vehicle. Great! Now it is time to decide whether you'd like to buy a new vehicle or a used one. After personal finances have been evaluated and the benefits have been examined for both options, it’s common to feel like you have to “settle” for a used car. But fear not! There are many advantages to purchasing used; in fact, you may even be able to find the car you want at a great price if you buy used. Read here for an overview of reasons your next car should be a used one!
One of the biggest reasons to buy a used vehicle comes down to one factor: depreciation. A used car, even if just a couple years old avoids most hits on depreciation. That means that when you buy a used vehicle, you are getting more bang for your buck. Think about it. When you go to re-sell a vehicle that you bought used, the resale price will be a lot closer to what you paid for the vehicle. This is not the case when you purchase new.
When you buy used, you have the opportunity to get better features for the money. You can enjoy leather seats or more advanced in-cabin technology for less than you might be able to afford in a new car. You could also get a more powerful engine or tow/haul options. The cost of better features is the wear and tear on the vehicle - you trade those leather seats for the miles on the odometer.
In all, used cars provide more options than new ones. The term “new car” is limited to the small number of vehicles released for the current model year; used vehicles, on the other hand, encompass cars from virtually any time period. The best thing you can do when searching for a used car is do your homework: find out which model years were the safest, most reliable and included the technology you want.
For so many people, buying used is simply a smarter decision. Have we convinced you to buy used? Contact Gossett Volkswagen Germantown today to test drive a used car in Memphis, TN! We offer a great selection of pre-owned cars, trucks and SUVs in many makes and models, including plenty of Certified Pre-Owned VW vehicles. For more information, give us a call or stop by our store at 7420 Winchester Road!