The Advantages of Buying a Used Car

2013 has been a bumper year for the used car, with figures showing that the actual number of sales is likely to meet the same levels as prior to the recession.

However, when shopping for a new or replacement car, many people still take the time to deliberate whether a new or used vehicle is the best option for them. Although the kudos of owning a brand new car might be enough to sway many people’s opinions, there are also a number of reasons why a used car offers a variety of benefits:


Despite the fact that many signs point to a brighter future financially, there is still a need to be cautious, especially when it comes to larger purchases. Comparing the cost of purchasing a brand new car with a used car offers a wide margin, with the used car being vastly cheaper to purchase.


Many people find that the depreciation of brand new vehicles to be particularly soul destroying.  Of course, all cars lose value with each month and mile away from the forecourt. However, with current estimates showing that many cars lose up to 40% of their material worth within the first year of ownership, there are many reasons not to opt for a brand new car. Whilst used cars Dundee also lose value the older they are, the initial depreciation has been and gone so the new owner has no worry.

The Absolute Car

The huge benefit of owning a brand new car is the way it shines and the flawless bodywork. However, this is also a major problem because so many owners are terrified of having even the slightest bump in their flawless baby. Therefore, they fail to relax, drive over-cautiously and are in fact more likely to be involved in an accident as a result. With a used car, there is a much larger sense of relaxation when driving.


Although it’s difficult to order a used car in the same way that one might order a new car, there is a lot more choice in terms of size, ability, model and make from a used car dealer than a new car dealership can provide.
Based in Dundee, Scott Fyffe offer a wide range of used cars Dundee, part exchanges and finance options to suit everyone.