Buying a new car is an experience that doesn't happen very often in life. Making the purchase is great, but what if you could get a better car for less money? It's entirely possible, and while your heart may be set on 'first owner', your wallet may argue otherwise. Buying a slightly older model can have everything you want and save money. Here are a few reasons buying used is better than buying new.
Obviously a used car is going to be less expensive in price. Buying a car one model year older can cut thousands off the price while giving you everything you want. Most reputable dealerships back their used cars with limited or certified pre-owned warranties.
A used car also costs less to insure. The age of the car effects your insurance rate so a car one model year older will be a little less than a brand new car. Don't get caught off guard, no matter what you plan on buying, research the cost to insure before deciding.
Choice is a major factor when buying a car and new cars are limited to a select few models that are no longer new once the next model rolls out. That leaves plenty of options when buying used. If a model isn't in production or a certain trim was cut from the lineup, odds are you can find it used and get the exact car you want for less money.