Why would you consider buying a pre-owned high-end vehicle instead of choosing a new car? The lower cost is the most obvious answer, but there are many things to consider before choosing whether to buy a premium car that is brand new or choosing a used one.
- Avoid waiting lists
Most new car dealerships might not have the stock in store and increasing your wait for your new car. This will be even longer if you are buying a premium car, as their production volumes are smaller. If you wanted to buy, for example, a new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, you’ll have to patiently wait around 2 years to get your car ready. However, you could drive it away on the same day if you find a pre-owned one.
Buying a used prestige car from a dealer could help you avoiding a long waiting list. Stratstone, for example, offers a range of more than 1800 used premium cars, helping you find the one that better suits. They can even move it to your nearest dealer, so you can browse their whole range online and get your car delivered near your house.
- Save money
Used cars are the cheapest. An average car depreciates around a 20% of its value per year for the first 3 years, so if you pay £100.000 for a car, it will be worth £40.000 just three years after buying it. Even as soon as you get it on the road your car loses 12% of its value. In other words, if you don’t mind getting a car that is three years old, you can pay about a 40% of its original price. What’s even better, after the first three years, cars depreciation rate reduces notably, so your car will keep a significant value over the years. Big used car dealerships offer more competitive prices that private sellers. Stratstone commit to beating any other offer in the market, helping you find the best deal.
- Cheaper maintenance
Cheaper cars are easier and less costly to maintain, we all know that. But if you are thinking of saving money maintaining a premium car you should think about buying a used car. Parts and repairs are more expensive for a new car than for a car that is slightly older. Long-life components of a car are usually costlier to fix or replace, and they will be more difficult to get if you don’t bring your car to an official dealership. However, there is a greater offer of aftermarket parts for cars that have already been in the market for a few years, plus technicians will already have experience fixing this kind of cars in particular, reducing the number of hours needed to make your car look spotless.