The first decision you need to make when purchasing a car is whether you want something brand-new or something used. We’ll take a look at the pros and cons of each to help you decide which fits your lifestyle better.
One of the most obvious benefits to new cars is the fact that it is new—you’ll be the first person to drive it and get to enjoy that alluring new car smell. New cars come with extensive warranties and are equipped with the latest technology and safety features.
While there not seem to be any downsides to new car, you do have to consider that they are more expensive than used cars and they lose a lot of their value through depreciation, especially in the first few years.
When considering a used car, you could save thousands off of the cost of a new car. You also avoid the major brunt of deprecation. Another benefit to buying used is the fact that cars are more reliable than ever. This means, that even though the car may be a few years old, you can depend on it to last for years to come.
Some of the downsides to used cars are the fact that you don’t know the car’s complete history and it won’t come with the most recent safety technology.
If you’re having trouble deciding where you sit in the new vs. used cars debate, come pay us a visit at Valencia Nissan. We have a full lineup of quality new Nissans and an ever-changing inventory of used cars.