What Would You Choose

@lynnemg (4539)
United States
January 3, 2009 4:35pm CST
If you had the opportunity to either buy a brand new vehicle, one never been driven before, or one that is slightly used, which would you choose? I would want one that is slightly used. Once a brand new vehicle is driven, its value greatly depreciates, so, I would rather have one that is slighly used, cheaper, and the value of it doesn't depreciate as quickly because it has already been driven.
5 responses
@marylots (51)
• United States
4 Jan 09
I still prefer to buy a brand new car, 'though I don't mind buying a slightly used vehicle too, as long as it operates well and has no defects. I must be very careful with my steps regarding choosing a used vehicle, for most used vehicles, even those slightly used only, can't be as perfect as the brand new ones. I know already a lot of people who got frustrated with their used-vehicles, and even regretting why they bought them. I suggest if you were to buy a used vehicle, it's better if you hire at least two expert mechanics to check on the used car you want to buy, or you may just do it yourself if you know something about car repairs. Without considering this, it may only lead to regrets in the future, the total of all cost of repairs may just be the same or not that much difference from that of a brand new car, and it has caused you a lot of troubles.
@lakers247 (139)
• United States
3 Jan 09
It truly depends on the condition of the vehicle, but in most cases i would buy a vehicle that is slightly used. Vehicles tend to lose a great deal of value after being driven 2-3k and yet they are practically the same as new vehicles.
@devref (240)
3 Jan 09
even if i could afford a new car i would still buy used for the same reasons you state but also a used one has had all the gremlins sorted by the time it comes to the used market
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
It depends upon the given budget though. But if i'll have the opportunity to pick any cars, just any. I would definitely go for Porsche. But if my budget is not enough for that then it would be 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle.
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Hi, I would get a used vehicle for the exact same reason you mentioned. The last vehicle I got last year was a used one and it runs very well. I keep it up to date with maintenance. I Always check oil every week and other fluids. I take care of the car and I hope this one will last for at least another five years