What is the best age for a used car?
Buying a used car instead of purchasing a new one has many obvious advantages. The most important difference is, of course, the lower price point when you buy a used car.
Vehicles are notorious for suffering from depreciation in value. While this is a headache for people who like to buy and own the latest models, it can be an opportunity for others happy to buy pre-owned or used vehicles. Buying a used car that’s even just a few years old can mean significant savings. We must, however, consider that older vehicles normally require more maintenance and repair. Wear and tear inevitably takes its toll on any used car.
So, the question arises, what is the sweet spot for buying a used car? When shopping, is there a best age for purchasing a used car?
Cars are usually reliable for up to five years if they’ve been looked after. But a well-maintained 10-year-old car could be a better investment than a newer model that hasn’t been cared for as well.
Budget is also a major factor. The older the model, the lower the cost. But you may end up paying more for repairs and parts.
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