Should you be buying a used car?
(PRUnderground) May 13th, 2021
Buying a car is generally an intensive and often confusing time, but with the used car market booming at present, there seems to be no reason not to opt for pre-owned. Many may be reluctant to go this route, so CarBuzz offers a guide to purchasing a used vehicle safely.
Used Car Sales By Numbers
More people in the USA are buying used cars than ever before. The knock-on effects of the Coronavirus pandemic had something to do with this, and with the increased pressure on finances and enforced lockdown, it’s been easier to shop online for a used Mazda than a brand new one.
Should You Buy Second-hand?
You may be wondering if there’s a risk involved in choosing a used Dodge over one off the factory floor, and, as this is a popular question, CarBuzz gives a breakdown of advantages and disadvantages to opting for a second-hand vehicle:
Cheaper to buy due to depreciation
No hidden costs or extras added to the bill
Wide variety of options available within your budget
Younger used cars may still be within service and warranty plans
Financing may be difficult to get and insurance costs may be higher
What you see is what you get – can’t customize your choice
Payment of maintenance and repairs out of pocket
History may be incorrectly recorded
What You Should Do Before Buying
Before splashing out on that used Ford Mustang you’ve been eyeing, first determine your budget. It’s always better to shop after you’ve got a figure in mind, and not the other way around. Doing your homework properly by checking options at various dealerships is advised too, so you get a feel for what prices are reasonable. Make sure to scrutinize vehicle history and check if the car has been in an accident.
Shopping For Cars
Going to a dealership is only one way of buying a car. And whether you are looking for a new or used Tesla, for example, you can do so online. There are numerous websites and buying sites that provide a listing of cars available for sale; CarBuzz offers a comparison tool as well as a used car portal that allows for customizable searches to help you find your ideal ride. You can filter your searches by body type, gas mileage, or price.
Used Car Prices And When To Buy
An independent professional can conduct an inspection of your prospective choice for a nominal fee and determine whether the pricing is reasonable. While older cars are cheaper by default, the sweet spot in car age is between two and four years old, when you’re getting modern tech and safety features for a cheaper price.
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