Buying your first car is a very exciting endeavour. However, the debate between buying a new or used car raises some concerns. In case you are shopping for a car, we have put together some really good reasons why buying a brand new car is the best choice.
Your car is one of the most expensive items most people buy after their homes. If you spend so much money to buy your car, you expect to get quality. Currently, most new cars coming into the country have a reputation for being reliable and nothing screams reliability like a brand new car. The older generation may say that they don’t make them like they used to before and we may hear stories of cars being recalled but we have to admit that most are reliable.
When buying a new car, you expect it to serve you for the long haul. However, things may go south and your new car malfunction. Do you want to fork out thousands of shillings for major repairs on a new car? Of course not! That’s where the warranty comes in with the new car. You can just take the car back to the dealership and they’ll sort you out.
If safety is one of the things you really consider when buying a car, then you are more likely to prefer buying a brand new car. Why? Well, car manufacturers constantly work to enhance safety features every year in the cars they produce. If you have kids, you definitely put safety first when choosing a car to buy. Things like automatic emergency brakes and blind-spot detection features are things that will appeal to you.
Fuel efficiency is now a common song in Kenya. We all want cars that can save us some coins. The new car market offers you a variety of fuel-efficient vehicles be it plugin, high breed and even electric. What’s more, these cars are now engineered to emit less waste and to cause less pollution in the environment. So if fuel efficiency isn’t your number one reason to buy a car, would you like to help reduce air pollution?
The new cars that are hitting the market currently have technology advancements. If you drove a car in the ’70s can you recall how difficult it was to even play music in it? You had to use tape recorders! Currently, cars now have in-built features like apple play, touch screen display and even seat massagers. As a car shopper who wants to keep up with the trends, you are more inclined to buy a new car.
New car shoppers enjoy incentives that come with buying a brand new car. There is reduced taxes when buying a new car in Kenya. It may not make any sense but what’s the point of importing a car at 70% of the retail price as tax when you can purchase a car that has already been cleared?
If you are looking for financial assistance, buying a new car is the way to go. It’s easier to get a good asset financing partner when buying a brand new car than it is if you want a used one. Yes, you will have to pay back more money than when you buy a used car but you are also likely to score a better deal.
For some people, their cars are also ‘flossets’ as opposed to assets. There is nothing wrong with this especially if you love stylish things. You simply want to cruise around town in the latest generation of the Porsche 911. There is no other way to go about it but to buy a brand new car. A new car assures you of the latest trends in style and all the other perks that come with a new car.
9. Invoice Pricing
Would you like to pay more money for a car than is necessary? Definitely not. When buying a brand new car, the dealership may give you what they call invoice pricing, which is the lowest possible price you can pay on the car. We have a price evaluation tool: Cheki True Price Tool you can use to figure out the correct value of a car.
So is buying a new car a good idea? The short answer is yes. You save yourself a lot of stress when it comes to repairs at least for the first few years.