Pros and Cons of owning a new or used car

There are differing opinions on the question of buying a new car or a used car. To help you decide whether a new or used car is right for you we have listed some of the considerations you should take into acccount when looking for your next car.

New Car?

The advantages of buying a new car:

The buyer gets to choose their exact specification.

The owner will get benefits such as the full warranty package and any deals that might be on offer at the time of purchase such as free insutance, tax etc.

Peace of mind - There will be no unknown vehicle history to worry about.

Newer cars may have more advanced technology, especially in the areas of fuel efficiency, emissions and safety.

Used Car?

The main advantages are:

There are over 7 million used cars sold each year which gives the buyer an enormous amount of choice.

The introduction of ever-longer factory warranties has also added to the appeal of used cars – this gives invaluable peace of mind for those buying previously owned vehicles.

Another great advantage is that the buyer will avoid taking the financial hit of new car depreciation, which is around 20% of a new car’s value. This 20% is wiped off as soon as it leaves the showroom!

More than half of all used car sales are made by car dealers. Some of the best used cars are often those found within manufacturers' approved used schemes. You'll pay more for them, however the customer experience is very similar to buying new.

Buying from a reputable second hand dealer will usually be less expensive than buying from a manufacturers approved used scheme. You can also expect to get decent warranty and backup should you experience any problems.

Buying privately is usually the cheapest option, however you lose the peice of mind that comes with buying from a dealer or reputable second hand dealer.

Used Car Search

Used car options based on budget

Have a look at some relevant used cars for your budget...

First time driver used cars or used cars for those on a tight budget Under £2000

Used cars available for buyers with a budget from £2000 to £6000

Used cars available at our Bournemouth showroom priced from £6000 to £12000

Newer used cars and prestige used cars at our Bournemouth showroom from £12000 & Above

Ideal First Car

VOLKSWAGEN POLO Hatchback 1.4 16V 5DR

Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V 5dr

Price: Year/Reg: Mileage: Engine size: Fuel type: Gearbox: Body style: Colour:
£1,490 1997 (R) 101,000 1.4L Petrol Manual Hatchback Metallic Green

Other features - Very good condition throughout, Power steering, Height adjustable drivers seat, Electric windows, Central locking, Airbags, Alarm, CD Player, Folding rear seats. Hpi Clear, Comprehensive Warranties, All Cards Accepted.

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