Used cars are the type of thing that requires a great deal of care to do properly. While everybody knows that the negitiation process is a silly and ridiculous little game that causes people to hang on to their cars for as long as they can, there is a lot more to it than that. There is also the fact that you may be able to trade in your car for another and end up not paying very much, and the fact that you need to check out a lot more with a used car than you would if you bought a new one. But then again, would buying new really mean anything to the overall life span of what you end up buying?
Everybody dreads the haggling process. A lot of people have even decided to go with the “no haggle” online options, which probably results in a jacked up price. After all, if you are going to get screwed over, you might as well do so in a manner where some badly dressed salesman is not going to spend the rest of the day bragging about it to his buddies. Of course, negotiating badly for a decent used car is probably still better than buying a new car with a good deal, right?
Well, that depends. On the one hand, a used car is most likely going to last almost as long as a new car will, at least if you are the type who keeps their cars until they start to become maintenance junkies. Cars just are not designed to last all that long, after all. And for another thing, you know your used car. There are none of the annoying little quirks which go along with having to learn about a whole new set of variables, as there typically is when you buy a car brand new. It usually is cheaper.