Wednesday 20 June 2018
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Not sure if a used car is right for you? Think again

If you’re planning on buying a used cars in Barry, we’ve came across a minority of people who have  a rather snobby viewpoint on used cars, deeming them as something of a cheap last resort, or something you’d buy for an accident-prone teenager.


However, we want to dispel that myth. To help us do so, here are just a few of the reasons why we think drivers everywhere should consider a used car for their next purchase.

You’ll save a fair amount

Everyone likes saving money – it’s just a fact of life. Buying a used car as opposed to a brand new one will save you money in a few different ways. The initial cost is cheaper, you dodge any hidden fees that may occur at showrooms, and you’re not paying loads extra for a few gadgets and gizmos (that, in our opinion, you don’t really need while you’re driving).

There’s more variety!

We think a lot of new cars look a bit…same-y nowadays. Even if you don’t agree, there’s no denying that that the choice of used cars available on the market shows a wealth of variety – everything from vintage cars to a model from last decade that you like.

Avoid depreciation

Did you know that brand new cars lose approximately 30% of its value in the first two years of ownership, if not more? This is because –well – used cars will have already been through a small amount of wear and tear, meaning that any further minor damage isn’t going to affect it’s value much, whereas a scratch on a brand new car can feel like the end of the world.

These are just a few of the benefits though, so why not take a look around online or visit the showroom of your local used car dealership armed with the advice we’ve provided you with to see what cars are available within your budget.