When you visit reputable Kia dealerships with new and used cars, you are left with a big decision or two. First is the big decision –will you buy new or will you buy used? Both options offer their own pros and cons and it is up to you to learn this information before you head out to the dealership.
Pros and Cons of Buying New
If you want to buy a new car, expect to spend a few thousand more than you would for a used vehicle. Also expect depreciation as soon as you drive the car off of the lot. But there is nothing like that new car smell or the feeling that you get knowing you are the one and only that has owned the vehicle. With a new vehicle you can expect little maintenance requirements other than an oil change every 3,000 miles, at least for the first few years.
Pros and Cons of Buying Used
As a new vehicle has its pros and cons, so does a used vehicle. Many people prefer used cars because they are more affordable, so actually owning the car much sooner is possible. The monthly car payment is also likely to be much less for a used vehicle than it is for a new vehicle. Used cars require more maintenance than a new car, so add in costs for visits to the auto mechanic. Used cars are already ‘broken in’ by another driver and you do lose that new car smell.
The Bottom Line
Choosing whether to buy new or used is a decision that only you can make. Some people wouldn’t have it any other way than rolling off the lot in a new car while some prefer the simplicity offered with a used vehicle. Which is your preference?