Is a new or a used car better?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ on Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 8:29 am
Cars in a dealership showroom

Car shopping is an exciting process. It’s your opportunity to find the perfect vehicle for your budget and style. Best of all, there are so many vehicle options available. From powerful crossover SUVs to sleek sedans, the options are endless! That said, one of the most important decisions in the car shopping process is deciding whether to buy a new or a used vehicle. Which is better? At the end of the day, there is no right option, only what is right for you personally.

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Advantages of buying a new carSedans in the showroom of a car dealership

  • Warranty protection
  • Great financing rates
  • All the newest high-tech features
  • Option to order a vehicle in a specific color or trim from the factory

Disadvantages of buying a new car

  • Value depreciates after purchase
  • Higher initial costs

Benefits of buying a used car

  • Lower initial costs
  • Can buy a nicer vehicle for less than what it would cost new
  • A smaller vehicle loan
  • A large selection of pre-owned vehicles

Disadvantages of buying a used vehicle

  • Usually no warranty coverage
  • Can’t be as specific about trim or color choices

These are just general distinctions between buying a new and a used vehicle. At Donaldsons Volkswagen we tailor the car shopping process to you so we can help you find the perfect vehicle that fits your needs. Whether you have your eye on something specific or perhaps are just looking for a vehicle within a certain budget, our team is here to help. We have an extensive selection of vehicles for you to choose from and a helpful team who is here to make your shopping experience simple, easy and hassle-free.

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Experience the Donaldsons Volkswagen difference with a visit to our beautiful showroom today! From all of us at Donaldsons Volkswagen, we look forward to speaking with you!


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