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    Smile Buying A Used Car or A New One?

    I'm planning to buy a used car from my colleague this year because it's more cheaper than market price and I know my colleague very well.
    Do you guys prefer to buy a used car or new car? Please share.
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    If you buy as new car it's value will drop significantly after you drive it out of the showroom. I would suggest looking for something that is 1-2 years old.

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    Well ... If you think budget is still a little issue.. buying secondhand car is not bad especially when you have made sure it is still in a good condition

    But do not buy cars too old.. better between one to 3 years max old
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    IF you are going to buy a second hand car check the car and test driving.

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    I'd suggest buying a used car under almost all circumstances because of the instant depreciation factor. However, automakers are pretty desperate right now, so there are some pretty spectacular deals to be had on a new car.

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    I tend toward used rather than new. They don't have to be very old and you can get a lot more car for your money.

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    Of course If I were you I'll just buy a new one, for me that was the practical way, if you were to buy the second hand because you think it is cheaper but after that it will bring more expenses on the second car for its repair & maintenance.

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    New car is better than a used car because the new car is in good shape and its components are new. Buying used car is risky because it does not have warranty like new cars.
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    If you still don't have enough budget to buy a new car it would be better to buy used car since you are buying your colleagues car, just be sure it is really worth it.

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    depends on the budget i have...but i prefer new one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kibaki20 View Post
    New car is better than a used car because the new car is in good shape and its components are new. Buying used car is risky because it does not have warranty like new cars.
    Many used cars are still under the factory warranty.

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    My grandfather told me when I was quite young, "Ask yourself why the other person is selling the car. Don't buy someone else's problems." My young, impressionable mind burned that one in many years ago. lol

    The real reason I go new (and yes it pains me that it depreciates immediately) is that I have a bit of OCD when it comes to cars I know the new car will be ding and scratch free, and it is my mental game to keep it that way.

    Slight imperfections in something that a pay that much money for drive me CRAZY!

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    I'd go used. However, one point I try to always follow is not to do business with people you really know/close to you (family, friends, colleagues), because when something goes wrong, you have to really wonder what kind of strain it could potentially put on the relationship you have. It'd be a waste to have a relationship go south over something that didn't even have to take place from the beginning...

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    I would go for a used car about 3 years old. Here in the UK, once a car is 3 years old it has to have a yearly MOT (basically an MOT is a road worthiness test). You'll get some people trade their car in once it's about three years old to avoid having to deal with an MOT. I would stick with a dealership.

    One thing I personally would avoid having on any car (new or used) is a sunroof. I remember reading somewhere a long time ago that as soon as you drive your car (new or used) off the dealerships forecourt it instantly looses 10% of it's value.

    Just out of interest yakubl, what make and model is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alzbeta View Post
    Of course If I were you I'll just buy a new one, for me that was the practical way, if you were to buy the second hand because you think it is cheaper but after that it will bring more expenses on the second car for its repair & maintenance.
    There is no way the cost of maintaining and fixing a second hand car comes anywhere near the cost of buying a new one.

    I would say buy the second hand one but be wary of buying a car from somebody you know.

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    In the UK dealers have cars sitting on the drive that are brand new but have been registered with zero mileage on the clock and these are the ones to go for as you can pick these up for half price as they want to move them on,its a buyers market at the moment and if you have the money to buy a car its the best time that you are likely to have to get one the main trouble is that most people dont have spare money lying around to take advantage of these offers.I think its called catch 22

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    Used only, as soon as you drive off the lot the car loses way too much value.

    And a used is as good as new if you choose the right one.

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    Id vouch for a used car! Firstly new cars are way too expensive and if you look for a car which is a year old, your'e definetly going to find something way cheaper.

    I bought a car 2 months ago, its 3 years old. Works like a charm. Make sure you get it properly checked before buying!!
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    Lots of great comments here. We've pretty much always bought used. I too hate the idea of driving a car off the car lot and seeing the value drop. Only once bought a brand new car. And it was a great deal as it was "last years" model. Last one they had. And they'd just dropped the price about $6k. It's an Avalon. My wife loves it.
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    Always a risk with an old...I just (2 days a go) bought a used 98 chevy malibu...looks great no scratches and 98k miles. Runs like a beauty...only 2.5k and he's getting it inspected...sweet deal.
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    depends buddy, if you run out of budget..used car is not bad but make sure in good condition of course. On the side if budget is not a problem, I prefer a new one...

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    I'm planning to buy a used car from my colleague this year because it's more cheaper than market price and I know my colleague very well.
    Do you guys prefer to buy a used car or new car? Please share.

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    Used car's aint bad at all but obviously you need to check 1st if there's anything wrong with them. I would prefer a brand new car but if I can't afford it then a used car will have to do !

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    new car is best one...without any problem......

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    You can save enough on a used for it to be worth it. I bought a used car (2 years used) with just 32k miles, in great shape, for $16k instead of the $22k that a new one goes for. And still have a nice warranty.
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    My vote is used! Or - better yet - demo/loaner cars. Never had a problem!


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