One of the most important factors all car buyers should consider is whether or not they should be new or used. And while the answer might not be as simple as you may think, there are a few questions that you can ask yourself to determine which option is best for you and your family. Answer the following questions to decide whether a new or used car is right for you.
How Important is Peace of Mind?
In general, new cars are considered to be more reliable and of higher quality than their pre-owned counterpart. New cars also tend to come with more generous warranties. So if confidence and peace of mind is a top concern, you may want to start your search with a new car. But thanks to certified pre-owned programs, you can buy a used car with the same level of confidence that you get when shopping for a new vehicle.
Do You Want the Latest Features?
New cars will always have the latest features. Even a new economy car has a good chance of offering some of the features that were only available on luxury cars a few years ago. If you’re a big fan of features but don’t necessarily need the latest ones, a used car that’s fully loaded with will probably cost less than a new car without many features at all.
Is Value a Top Priority?
New cars can depreciate as much as 30 percent after the first two years of ownership. So unless you are planning to keep your vehicle for many years, you may want to start your search with used cars to save a bit of money on your investment. On the other hand, if you value reliability, performance, and features and plan to keep your vehicle indefinitely, a new car may be the best option for you.
To talk to a car expert about whether a new or used car is right for you, come to Palm Auto Mall of Punta Gorda. Our network of new and used car dealerships offers you the best selection of vehicles in Southwest Florida. Call (941) 347-6775 for additional information about our inventory of new and quality pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs.