Sedan or SUV? Front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive? Black or red? These are just a very few of the questions you take into consideration when buying a car. Of course, you want something that matches both your needs and wants. Something that looks and feels stylish while still providing all the amenities you need or maybe just think would be cool.
One consideration that can sometimes get lost in the fun and excitement of car shopping is the price of a car. Budget is almost always the deciding factor when it comes to making the final decision on the car you take home. It can make a big difference for your budget deciding on whether you want something that’s new or used. We’ll go through the pros and cons of both.
Obviously, the biggest difference is the pricing, a fresh off the assembly line car with all of its new car smell comes with a bit of a higher price tag. That’s also because you have a bit more flexibility when it comes to new cars. You’ll have all the options that come with new cars, different trims, and package options, all of that is in the palm of your hands. That flexibility and choice are what lead to those higher prices along with the fresh and clean factory record.
Used cars come with a bit more baggage and things you need to be careful of. There can be a few different drivers and it’s hard to know exactly what those drivers have put the car through. A used car is also pretty inflexible in what comes with it. Some dealerships might have a few different options, but customizing a used car is pretty much out of the question. CarFax and certified pre-owned vehicles can help give you a better idea of what’s happening. They are always more affordable, though, and have some years of reviews behind them so you can have a good idea of what your car can do.
If you’re looking for some finance deals to get into your next car then stop by our dealership in Lubbock, TX and talk with one of our salespeople. You can also call ahead with any questions and we’d be happy to help.