Buying a Car
Firstly, a question to ask is do you need a new car?
Depreciation is most phenomenal cost in relation to running a car. The biggest decrease of the price you buy a car at is the within the first 12 months.
Consider the amount of money you have. It may be a better decision to purchase a more up to date, better equipped used car than buying a new model.
There are many reports available which relate to reliability and owner-satisfaction, highlighting models that are sturdy and those which are disappointing.
Should a car you are considering be more than three years old, this does not mean a warranty cannot protect it. Many approved-used schemes offer 12 months cover. Alternatively, for a few hundred pounds you are able to get your own policy with an independent provider.
Should you have the budget and are set on buying a new car, make sure you haggle. You can find out what you can get for the money you have. You will be astonished as to the discounts you are able to receive on any new car and you may be able to offset some of those depreciation costs.
A new car is accompanied by the entire balance of the manufacturer's warranty, whereby many faults are repaired for no charge. This normally gives you peace of mind for three years.
Special offers like interest-free finance normally accompany new cars, in order to entice you into buying one.
A new car can be to your exact specification. For some, there is nothing that replaces the feeling of sitting in that brand new car for the first time.