Unless you live in Manhattan, there's a good chance you require a vehicle to get to and from work, go to the grocery store, and live your life. Unfortunately, like everything else, new vehicles are getting more and more expensive, making them cost-prohibitive for many people. Fortunately, quality pre-owned vehicles are available at a price most people can afford. Here is a look at three benefits of buying a used car.
Buying Used Is The Green Way To Go
Just because someone doesn't want their old vehicle anymore doesn't mean it has no value. Many used cars have a lot of life left in them, especially if it is a make known for their quality and longevity, such as a Subaru. By purchasing a used Subaru for sale, you are keeping it from going off to the junkyard to die. In a society that is driven by mass consumerism, choosing a used car is the environmentally friendly, sustainable way to go.
You'll Save Money
Even if you can afford to purchase a brand-new vehicle, you'd be wise not to. A new vehicle will lose value — about 10 percent— the moment you drive it off the lot. In the first year of ownership, it will lose another 20 percent. That's a lot of wasted money just to have that new car smell!
Another way you may save money is on financing and fees. A less expensive used car means you won't need as large a loan. Depending on your finances, you may even be able to pay cash. This can amount to substantial interest savings, and if you pay cash, you won't even need to have full coverage insurance. Purchasing a vehicle that is at least a year or two old makes more fiscal sense.
A Used Car Can Be Just As Good As A New Car
Many car dealerships offer pre-certified used vehicles. When a car dealership offers cars that are said to be "certified pre-owned" vehicles, you can rest assured you aren't buying a clunker. For example, Subaru has an excellent certified pre-owned vehicle program. A Subaru car dealership will take a trade on any of their vehicles that are less than five years old or have 80,000 miles or less. They will then conduct a massive inspection, looking at over 150 different areas. Anything that needs to be repaired or replaced will be. The car will also usually be cleaned and detailed, so it looks like-new again. In addition to a roadside assistance program, you may be able to opt for additional warranty coverage as well.