NEWvsUSEDCARS: HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD USED CAR
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.