IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW CAR?
Your options are limitless when it comes to purchasing a new or used car these days. Whether you are looking for something sporty, something more practical to cart around the kids or even something to transverse over the endless sand dunes of the Sahara! Whatever your needs are, they can be met with the array of incredible deals, specials and discounts which sometimes can leave you scratching your head with all the endless possibilities. With this short guide though, we hope to make the process as painless as possible.
First things first, are you looking for a new or used car? These days both options are very feasible and A: won’t cost you an arm and a leg, and B: doesn’t always end with the pushing your “great deal” home after it breaks down once driving out of the car dealership.
If you are not too fazed by the unavoidable car depreciation, and can afford to pay a higher monthly instalment while intending to be on the road for extended periods of time, new cars are ideal because they can withstand greater mileage over time compared to older models.
If you are a person who prefers to trade in their car every few years and don’t spend all that much time travelling on the road, and of course are operating with a smaller budget then a quality used car could be what you are looking for!
Now you need to think about what your driving needs are, and how they may completely change after a few years. If you’re only travelling to work and back, do you really need a heavy SUV or 4×4? The new Co² tax laws are also something to consider when purchasing a 4×4. Think about what you could spend all that extra money on that you will be saving from your petrol/diesel costs if you were instead driving something smaller. However, purchasing a smaller vehicle could also be troublesome if you have a large family. Think about the troubles you might face turning your 2-door vehicle into a family car.
Tally up all the future expenditures!
You may think to yourself that once you have purchased your new vehicle that life is going to fall into place and you can relax. But think to yourself, did you consider all the extra expenses that you will incur? When you factor in the cost of fuel, maintenance expenses and insurance costs, your choice between buying a new or used vehicle becomes a little more complicated. New cars generally require less upkeep and maintenance than an older model while the insurance premiums on a used vehicle are often less. Consider all these factors before tying yourself into a long term payment contract
Make a choice; let us help you find it
With CMH you can feel safe in the knowledge that we have what you’re looking for. We combine everything you need in your search for that perfect vehicle under one roof. Our extensive database of dealerships is simple to use and well maintained to make your car search experience a dream.