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Buying New Vs Used: Which Is Better?

Should I Buy A New Or Used Car?

Many drivers question whether they should take home a brand new vehicle, or buy a quality used car. Even drivers that are dead-set on buying a new vehicle are sometimes tempted by the low prices that gently used models can carry. So which is better? Is it better to buy a new car and have total peace of mind? Or is it better to save money and buy a quality used vehicle?

Here at Subaru of North Tampa, we feature a wide selection of quality new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles for you to choose from, so no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find exceptional options! Let’s dive in and discover whether buying new vs a used car is right for you. When you’re ready to explore your favorite model in person, we welcome you to come into Subaru of North Tampa to test drive your favorite option!

The Ins And Outs Of Buying A New Car

New Means New!

Buying a new car means that you’ll be the very first person to lease or own the vehicle. This means that not only will you enjoy the famous new car smell, but you’ll also have the lowest risk of mechanical breakdown. Additionally, new vehicles offer bumper to bumper warranties so you’ll have total peace of mind.

Made to Order

New vehicles can be ordered to your desired specifications and shipped directly from the manufacturer, which makes it easier to drive your dream car. Simply place an order with our dealer and you’ll have your specific configuration sitting in your driveway in as little as a few weeks.

Latest Safety and Tech

New vehicles are packed with the latest technology and safety features. Because of ever tightening federal emissions laws, new vehicles often offer better emissions and fuel economy over older models.

The Cons

While a brand new car is a great option for many car buyers, they’re not all lollipops and rainbows. New cars depreciate rapidly after you drive them off the lot and can lose up to 60% of their value in just their first five years on the road. This rapid depreciation can cause some car buyers to be “upside down” on their loans, or owe more than their vehicles are worth – but this often balances out after a few years

Here’s The 411 On Buying A Pre-Owned Vehicle

Cheaper Insurance Rates

In addition to the upfront savings that pre-owned vehicles offer, they can also be cheaper to insure than new vehicles. Oftentimes, new vehicles may not have readily available replacement parts, so insuring them can cost more. However, late model used vehicles are often cheaper to insure because they have readily available replacement parts.

Consider Certified Pre-Owned

Buying a certified pre-owned takes the worry out of buying a used car because they've been extensively vetted and road tested by a certified technician. These vehicles must pass multi-point inspections, and are backed with exclusive benefits like an extended powertrain warranty, along with exclusive benefits like roadside assistance and trip interruption assistance.

The Cons

Although every used vehicle is not a lemon, a used vehicle’s reliability largely depends on how it was maintained by its previous owner. If you’re not buying certified pre-owned, buying a used vehicle takes a bit of due diligence to make sure you’re not purchasing a lemon.

Explore New And Used Cars In Tampa, FL At Subaru Of North Tampa

Here at Subaru of North Tampa, we support you no matter what you choose to purchase or lease. We offer a wide variety of high quality new, used, and pre-owned cars for you to choose from, and exceptional deals for you to take advantage of. Our finance center works with Subaru Financial Services along with a network of other allies so we strive to provide you with the most competitive auto loans, and lease deals with the lowest interest rates.

Make your way down to Spizter Subaru of North Tampa today and find out why drivers in Tampa, Temple Terrace, and Town N Country, FL trust us for all of their automotive needs!