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Should You Or Not: Buying a Used Car

Jan 18, 2008
There are more and more people who are becoming practical these days. There are many reasons for this. Perhaps their priorities may have shifted. Those who are currently working may think of purchasing their own home first before travel. There's, of course, the constant rising of commodities in the market. It's no wonder that today used cars are very in demand.

The greatest advantage of used cars is because they are very affordable. Depending on how long the car has been used by its previous owner, you can own a BMW for only hundreds of dollars. Moreover, there are a number of used automobiles that are properly maintained that you cannot even spot the difference when compared with the new.

Yet there are also some disadvantages. The point of this article, therefore, is to help you gauge whether purchasing a used car is the right option for you:

1. Focus on the car's reliability.

At this point, brand-new cars are the sole winners. Before, there's hardly any difference between the old and the new. As long as they run, then they're perfectly fine. However, as time changes, competition has got tougher, and the demands of consumers become more pronounced, various car manufacturing companies decided to change gears. New cars today are of excellent quality, their design perfect not only in terms of style but also of function. Their warranties have already been extended, when you speak of miles and the duration of your warranty. Of course, there's the aftersales service. With used cars, right after you have bought it from the sale yard, maintenance will all be yours.

2. Know the loans that you can avail.

Both brand-new and used cars have equal chances of being granted with the loan. If you're going to apply for a financing option for your used car, you will be enjoying very low interest payments. However, the payment term may be shorter, as the car is already depreciating. Meanwhile, depending on how expensive the new car will be, you will be paying considerable amount of money every month for your car loan, but you can buy time as the duration of your loan is quite longer.

3. Check on the price.

At first glance, used cars rank the best. After all, what's hundred dollars compared to thousands when you will have the same brand and that you can already own a car. Nevertheless, there are more things than selling price that should matter. When you're going to think of the long term, used cars appear to be more expensive as they will be requiring more maintenance than new ones. There are also the costs you have to spend should you decide to accessorize it. You can also never discount the fact that brand-new automobiles have the coolest and very useful features that you can probably think of, which make them worth your every penny.

In the end, when deciding whether to buy a used car or not, you think of yourself and your needs. If you need car right away, then used ones can make good transportation modes. Otherwise, it pays to save and wait some more and buy yourself a new model.
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Mark Robinson writes for Auto-Loans.GuideFin.com. Visit his website for information about auto loans - http://auto-loans.guidefin.com.
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