Is it Better to Buy a New or Used Car?

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Is it better to buy a new or used car if your funds are limited? Is buying new better if you’re concerned about reliability? Which is the smarter financial decision? A lot of Huntingdon-area drivers have found themselves in the same quandary. We’re here to help, so we put together the new vs. used car comparison below and help you decide which one is right for you.

New vs. Used Car – Is Buying New Better?

Is buying new better if you want a car that will last a while? It can be. Many Harrisburg car shoppers have found multiple other reasons to buy new, as well. But there can also be drawbacks. Here’s a list:

Pros of New Cars

  • You get to choose the exact model, color, trim, and options you want
  • You get the latest technology and safety features
  • You get a full manufacturer’s warranty and free maintenance for a certain period
  • You get a more reliable car that is less likely to break down or need repairs
  • You get lower interest rates and more financing options

Cons of New Cars

  • You pay a higher price than a comparable used car
  • You lose a lot of value as soon as you drive off the lot (depreciation)
  • You pay higher insurance premiums and taxes
  • You may have to wait for delivery or special orders

New vs. Used Car – Used Car Pros and Cons

Is it better to buy a new or used car if you’re concerned about your budget? Used cars do come with a lower sticker price, but there are other factors to weigh. Here’s a list:

Pros of Used Cars

  • You pay a lower price than a similar new car
  • You avoid the initial depreciation hit and get more value for your money
  • You can find a wider variety of models and styles on our lot
  • You can buy a certified pre-owned (CPO) car that has been inspected and comes with a warranty
  • You can save on insurance and taxes

Cons of Used Cars

  • You may not know the car’s history or condition
  • You may have to deal with repairs or maintenance issues sooner
  • You may have fewer features or outdated technology
  • You may have higher interest rates and fewer financing options

Come See the New and Used Cars at Stuckey Automotive

We have a wide selection of both new and used, and we’d be happy to help you figure out which is best for you. In the meantime, check out our post on what to look for when buying a used car. We have multiple convenient locations near Chambersburg. So, drop by or contact us today.


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