If you’re shopping for your next vehicle in Victoria, you might be wondering if you should buy new or used. Both options have unique benefits, so it’s up to you to decide which is most fitting for your needs. Here’s a brief overview of the advantages of each to help you make an informed purchase.
New vehicles are always appealing, because offer peace of mind and all of the customization you could want. Because it has no history, a new vehicle means that you won’t have to worry about previous accidents or problems that happened when someone else owned it. It’s coming straight from a factory, with practically no miles on it. On top of that, new rides are covered by warranties to further boost your confidence.
When you buy a new vehicle, you also get to enjoy all the latest technology, safety, and design features. Many new vehicles come with standard connectivity technology, like touch screens with smartphone integration and rear view cameras. Some even include standard driver-assist safety tools and available add-on packages.
New vehicles often have better gas mileage than older models with outdated engines, and may offer a peppier ride. In addition, buying a new vehicle is sometimes easier than shopping for a used one. You can do the research ahead of time, figure out exactly what you want, and order it custom to your taste.
One main draw of getting a used vehicle is the lower price tag. New vehicles depreciate very quickly, and because of that you can find a used model that’s just a year or two old for much less than the new model’s price.
There are lots of affordable used vehicles that aren’t too dated, many of which might have some of the modern technology and safety tools found in new models. It’s pretty easy to find a used vehicle with a touch screen infotainment system and advanced safety systems.
Besides saving money on the overall price of the vehicle, you’ll also pay less for taxes, registration, and auto insurance. Because your bills will be lower, you can often stretch your budget further when you buy a used vehicle. A pre-owned luxury car or high-end trim might cost the same or even less than a basic model with fewer amenities and features.
Whether you decide to go with a new or used vehicle, browse Atzenhoffer’s inventory online to find the right ride for your lifestyle and needs. Or stop by in person to test-drive the potential vehicle you’re interested in bringing home.