The average new car costs about $25,000. With all couple of dozen of choices you have in the used car market at that price range, there are few that offer you any actual luxury. If you were hoping for a somewhat high-end car for that kind of money, you’ll have to probably buy a used car. You could buy a German import at that price too. Now all cars do need a certain amount of maintenance work. The newer the car, the less maintenance it is likely to need though. The decision you are likely to end up making will depend a lot on the kind of maintenance work you are comfortable with. If you buy a used car with more than 50,000 miles on the clock, it’ll come with a healthy appetite for spares and service. They’ll probably keep the car at the mechanic’s for the full day too. With a new car, not only will the major servicing be a long way away, they won’t even need anything much on a regular basis. If you are someone who just needs a simple transportation solution, a well-used car maybe the wrong idea.
Another argument in favor of a used car would be the amount of time it is likely to remain with you. If you are someone who is comfortable buying a car once and keeping it for as long as it will run, you’re likely to save less getting a used car. You’ll have a long period of time to enjoy the car’s best trouble for years. If like most people in America, you want to get a new model every five years, getting a used car makes a lot of sense. Any used car if you make a good purchase, is likely to last you for at least five years with little trouble.
Anyone with a used car needs to contend with the cost of maintenance that will come with. Most of the major components of course will give you trouble free service up until 100,000 miles; smaller parts, the niggling switches and screws for $50 here and hundred dollars there should keep coming up once that happens. You need to be able to set up a fund for all these little repairs that will come up from time to time. If you are someone who loves the sound of good money saving plan, both a used car and a new car have their own merits to recommend them. It all depends on what you expect from your purchase.