NEWvsUSEDCARS: HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD USED CAR

New Straits Times - - Cars Bikes And Trucks -

Hi Lina, This is an in­ter­est­ing ques­tion be­cause so many of us have gone through this, too. Most of us start off with a used car and, more often than not, end up with a bad one. You know, the one that breaks down all the time and needs con­stant at­ten­tion. Still, look­ing back, we look at our old “jan­das” with af­fec­tion or even start look­ing for an­other.

When it comes to the ques­tion of old vs new, it is al­ways bet­ter to buy new, if you can af­ford it. New cars are fac­tory fresh, come with war­ranties and are usu­ally trou­ble-free for at least five years. How­ever, used cars of­fer the buyer a more pre­mium ride and can some­times be a bet­ter choice, es­pe­cially if you take cars se­ri­ously. There is noth­ing like hav­ing the car of your dreams in your garage, even if it is five years old. And that is ex­actly where you start. For, if you were to buy on af­ford­abil­ity alone, you will never be able to for­give the car its faults. But you can al­ways for­give an Alfa GT Ju­nior any darn thing it does, be­cause it is such a dar­ling.

But I di­gress. Let’s look at what to look at when buy­ing sec­ond hand.

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