There are so many options when it comes to buying cars that it can be difficult to choose not just the car that you want, but also how you buy it, and at what age.
Some people will only ever consider a used car, citing reduced purchase and running costs as the main incentives. But a new car can be a lot cheaper than you think.
Here are the most compelling reasons to choose a brand-new motor.
You get to choose the exact colour and spec
It sounds trivial, but if you’re buying a car that’s completely new, you can have it exactly how you like it, with options from the factory and also from the dealer’s accessory list.
You may have to wait for your car to be built to order, but this is quite exciting, too. Plus, you don’t have to compromise. You can choose your car exactly how you want it.
You get the latest offers
Car manufacturers are trying harder than ever to get their registrations up, so there are some really compelling offers out there right now. And we’re not just talking finance packages – there are some PCP schemes that include insurance and road tax, so all you need to worry about is the monthly repayment and the cost of the fuel you put in the tank.
You can also choose how you buy it – whether PCP, Hire Purchase, a loan or outright cash purchase works best for your circumstances.Save money on your new car today
You don’t have to worry about its history
Simple but true. As the only owner of the car, you don’t have to worry about how it has been driven in the past, what parts have and haven’t been replaced and whether or not it has been in an accident.
You have the full backing of a main dealer warranty
If something does break, you have a warranty to fall back on, so you shouldn’t incur any unexpected bills. You can also add a service plan to your finance package, so that’s taken care of in your monthly repayments, too. Choose a car with a five or seven-year warranty and you’re looking at not having to worry about your motoring costs for a decent chunk of time.
You can reject it if it’s not right
Buy a new car and, if it’s not right and not something that can’t be easily fixed, you can reject it outright and demand a replacement. You also have basic consumer rights, meaning you can hand a car back within 30 days if it’s not for you, and pay only the projected depreciation cost – though this very rarely happens.
That new car smell…
Who can resist the allure of a brand-new car and the combination of smells it offers, fresh fabrics and leather and a feeling of ‘newness’ that you just can’t get anywhere else? It’s intoxicating.
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