New vs Used Cars – the Key Differences

When moving on to your next car, you may be interested in weighing up the pro’s and con’s of buying a new car vs a used car. You may think that a new car is best because it removes the stress of worrying about the previous owner/s or you may want to save some money and negotiate the best deal for a used car. At Corporate Car Brokers, we know the key differences between purchasing a new car vs a used car and therefore, can help you decide which option is best for your current situation.

New is nicer…and more expensive

If money is no object to you, your best option may be a new car. New cars are great because they remove the stress of how previous owner/s impacted the vehicle. However, most people know that due to this luxury, new cars can be overpriced in comparison to the used versions and as soon as they are bought, the value of the car drops significantly. If you can’t afford this luxury and want to get the best value for money, then the used car option may be best for you. At Corporate Car Brokers, we work around your budget to find the best deal for you. So ,you may end up with a car that is only a few months old but doesn’t have the additional cost of being a ‘new car’, saving you lots of money.

Price to match purpose

When buying a car, you should consider that the price of the car should match the purpose and planned usage of the vehicle. If the car is going to be used for work and needs to be presentable, then a new car may be the best option. However, if the car is only for a short daily commute, a used car may be more suitable. Also, consider the planned mileage of the car and how much you think it will be used on an annual basis – this can include the daily commute plus any longer family/work trips. If the planned mileage is significant, then a new car may prove to be the best option as a used car will quickly need more regular servicing and maintenance.

Long term vs short term

When buying your next car, it is useful to be realistic in regards to whether the car will be a long-term or short-term part of your life. If the answer is long-term, you will need to consider that the older the car, the more often it requires servicing and maintenance which is an additional cost to you. In this case, a new car may provide less stress and cost in the long-term. If the car is only planned to be used for a short period of time, then there is less of a need to worry about running costs and maintenance as this is only a temporary factor for you.

All of these aspects of choosing a car are important to consider, and it may be time consuming to decide which is the best option for you. The good news is, at Corporate Car Brokers, we undertake a ‘needs analysis’ which determines the best options for you, taking the overall hassle and stress out of the process. We present your best options and negotiate the best deal so that you end up with the perfect car for you! If you’d like to start the exciting process of getting your next car, give us a call today on 1300 539 010 or visit

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