Advantages of Buying a Used Car Over a New One

Advantages of Buying a Used Car Over a New One

One of the toughest and longest-standing questions regarding personal finance in modern times is about whether you should get a brand-new car or go for a used one. New cars are certainly something to look forward to, but you shouldn’t immediately discount the value of a good used car. There are plenty of advantages of buying a used car over a new one. To show you what we mean, we’ll go over some of the best reasons to buy a used car.

Lower Cost, Less Depreciation

A used car has a huge leg up on a brand-new one because it doesn’t depreciate nearly as quickly. We all know that new cars start to depreciate the moment you drive them off the car lot. Rather than spend a ton of money on a new car only for your investment to depreciate immediately, a used car will cost you much less overall. Plus, much of its total depreciation has already happened by the time you buy it.

Easier To Customize

You know we’re all about customization here at American Modified. One of the best advantages of buying a used car instead of a new one is the abundance of parts available for it. As long as the car is not decades old, you will be able to find parts for it much easier than you would for a vehicle that just came to market. This abundance of parts also means that it will be cheaper overall to customize your car the way you want it.

No Useless Extra Features

One of the worst parts about getting a new car is trying to find one that isn’t laden down with a bunch of features you don’t need. All these features do is increase the price of the new car. Some features may be useful, such as a built-in navigation system, but with a little bit of searching, you can easily find a used car that has features you actually want. Don’t get swindled into paying for something you don’t want or need.


Seeing how well a car runs after a certain number of miles can tell you a lot about the overall condition of the car. A car that runs smoothly after 50,000 miles has a much better likelihood of reaching even higher mileage. You never know what you’re going to get with a brand-new car. You might end up paying for many more repairs than you anticipated.

American Modified knows how satisfying it is to take a used car and make it your own. Our aftermarket performance car parts are second to none and can really make that old car feel and look like new.

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