When it comes to buying a car, it feels like there is a million different avenues to look down. What type of car? What fuel type? What engine size? Where from? New or old? What transmission? The questions are endless! But today we’re here to help you decide whether a new car is the one for your or if an older car is for you!
We’ll start with NEW CARS!
The first argument in favour of a new vehicle has to be kicked off by ‘that new car smell.’ It’s a real thing, and it’s amazing! Brand new cars posses an aroma which you just don’t get with used cars and definitely less so with older cars. This new smell usually sticks around for a quite a while too! But into the important stuff.
Why buy a new car?! New car’s traditionally will see you with less problems. Brand new and from the factory, the car will have passed all tip top inspections and will be the best it’ll ever be! Perfect paint, fresh engine, and a tidy interior! With a new car you get to look after it how you want, without worrying about it’s past. Lots of used and older cars feature incomplete service mis-tory, which can often leave you wondering how the cars been cared for before you.
With a new car it is a clean slate for you to maintain it how you wish! We recommend meeting all service intervals to ensure your new car stays happy and healthy! New cars are often kitted out with heaps of the latest technology to make your life easier too. However! All that tech often comes with a heavy premium. New cars performance is often blistering! Manufactures are finding ways to make their cars more powerful and faster, whilst reducing emissions too.
This performance is awesome, however the feeling of being connected to the road has become detached due to the uses of electronic power steering, advancements in suspension to make cars comfier etc!
With the lengthy warranties and service packs available with new cars, they’re definitely more suited to people who want stress free motoring!
Now for the OLDIES!
When we talk about old cars we don’t mean cars a couple years old. We’re talking cars 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50 years old plus! Cars have come such a long way the past decade breaching a big gap between newer and older cars. Though many advancements today, there are still some brilliant reasons to invest your money into an older vehicle.
Although we just banged on about the benefit of a new car being reliable and all fresh for you to maintain… there is a lot to go wrong on them! Older vehicles are usually mechanically simpler, meaning less to go wrong. Mileage, age and how they are driven affects means older cars can suffer, however older cars tend to be cheaper to fix! One of the main reasons people choose older cars is the cost. Older cars are significantly cheaper than newer cars to buy, which is the main selling point for many.
However older cars are often more expensive to insure due to out dated safety features and anti-theft protection. Now for the part real drivers will resonate with. The way they feel. Old cars generally have a better driving experience for those who love it. Manual gearboxes, heavier steering, stiffer suspension, less sound deadening, more feel! Some of the greatest driving cars were built before the turn of the century. Buying an older car definitely is more suited to those on a budget, and those who love the bare necessities of driving!