Perks to Buying a Used Car

Everyone knows that buying a used vehicle makes sense for many reasons, but do you know what those reasons might be? Making the decision between buying new and used can sometimes be tricky, but here at Nissan of Augusta, we’d like to help you get behind the wheel of a vehicle that fits your lifestyle and budget. For many car-buyers, that happens to be a used car. Keep reading to learn more about the perks of buying a used car.

Affordability

We all need to be able to afford the vehicle that we want. For the most part, a used car is cheaper than a new one. This means that if you take out a loan, your down payment and monthly payments will be less than they would be for a new car. It’s also simpler to pay for a used car all at once, meaning you wouldn’t even have to stress about paying it off monthly. Buying used could also possibly mean spending less for more features, or for a nicer model than what you had before.

Lower Insurance Rates

If more manageable monthly payments doesn’t convince you, you’ll also find that insuring your used vehicle will also be more affordable than insuring a new one. Insurance rates are calculated according to the value of your car, and since used cars are cheaper, their insurance is as well.

Slower Depreciation

A new car loses a big portion of its value within the first few years of ownership. While depreciation is a continual process with cars, it tends to plateau after a few years. A used car will likely have already gone through this steep decline in value by the time you buy it, which means you pay substantially less.

Options

Models get discontinued pretty often in the automotive industry, sometimes even ones that we may really like. When you buy used, that becomes much less of an issue. Additionally, you can find cars with different trims or features that may no longer be available on those models. Buying used is all about choices, because you aren’t restricted by the features and trims of a single year.

Interested in purchasing a used vehicle? We’ve got a large variety for you to choose from, so come visit us at Nissan of Augusta at 3300 Washington Road, Martinez, GA 30907. We look forward to serving our customers from Augusta, Evans, Grovetown and throughout the CSRA.