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Reviving Old Cars Versus Buying a New One

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It’s a Saturday afternoon, and the work week has just ended. You’re tired and recovering from a full week of commuting to work, and you’ve been mulling over a pretty big decision in your adult life for the past few weeks. You’re deciding whether to buy a new car: something brand new, second hand one, or reviving a car that you already own.

There are many pros and cons to each choice. Let’s go over some of them:

  1. Buying a new car

There are many advantages that come with buying a new car, namely: 

  • There are minimal maintenance and repair needs
  • You don’t have to worry about hidden damages that previous car owners could have possibly concealed from you
  • Even if something goes wrong it will have warranty coverage for the first few years
  • You get to experience the luxury of being in a brand new car – taking in the smell and the feel of the whole experience

All you have left to decide is what car to buy, which is dependent on your needs and budget, of course.

However, there are also disadvantages: 

  • Car value depreciates as much as 15% the moment you drive it out of the showroom
  • There is a general sense of anxiety whenever it is out of your lot – the risk of getting into an accident is always there and the cost of repair is higher
  • Brand new cars accrue higher insurance costs.
  • Those are just a few of the things that you have to take into consideration as you mull over buying a brand new car.
  1. Buying a second hand car or reviving an old one

 Reviving an old car, or buying second hand, has a lot of benefits, including:

  • Used cars have lower prices – there are no limits to how much you can save as long as you get a good deal from the previous owner
  • You can sleep better at night knowing that repairs for accidents won’t entail as much emotional value to you at least
  • Because you’ve saved quite a lot in its purchase, you can allot your budget to customizing your car, making it your own

Of course, it also carries its own set of drawbacks:

  • You may have to deal with a lot of maintenance repairs down the road – costing you time that will make up for the saving of money on the purchase
  • There is a risk for undisclosed damages and you can break down on the road at any time – although this can happen even with a brand new car. Always have the number of a hauling company such as Ottawa towing service in case this happens.
  • Old vehicles tend to be less fuel-efficient, and less efficient in general, what with all the advancements in technology that has been incorporated in the car industry these days.

 These are just some of the considerations that may come into your decision. 

Contemplate on your specific needs, and what you can really put up with, as well as what you can live without. This will ultimately make the decision of buying a new car, shopping for a second-hand one, or just reviving an old car that is already in your possession, a much easier one.


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