Valencia Nissan

24111 Creekside Rd
Directions Valencia, CA 91355

  • Service: (888) 482-1704
  • Parts: (888) 208-1592
  • Sales: (888) 286-6806

Buying New vs. Buying Used

When the time comes for you to add a new car to your life, the first choice you have to make is whether you want to buy something brand new or something used. Both options have their own advantages. Let's take a look at a new vs. used comparison.

New Cars

When you choose a new car, you can create the exact car you want with all the right features and everything in the right color. You also don't have to worry about any hidden problems in its history since you will be its first owner. With a new car, you also get the advantage of its full warranty.

New cars come with the latest technology and safety features, which means you won't hit the road a few years behind everyone else. You'll also enjoy the benefits of the best fuel efficiency and lower emissions.

Used Cars

By far, one of the biggest benefits to buying used is the price. New cars depreciate rapidly in value, which means you can get an excellent car that is just a few years old at a significantly lower price. Additional savings also come in the form of insurance premiums, which are usually lower for used cars.

Another clear advantage to used cars is variety. You don't have to limit yourself to the features available in a single model year. If you want something that isn't in production any more, you can find it. And we've got a great selection on our lot at Valencia Nissan! 

Things to Look For in a Used Car

Buying a used car is a something many Americans choose to do every year. The cost savings can be tremendous, but there is a bit of risk involved when making that choice. Here are a few things to look for in a used car to make sure you're choosing the right car.

Vehicle History Report. Every car on the road today has a vehicle history report tied to its VIN. Be sure to check this before purchasing a used car. It should list any accidents the car has been in along with other pertinent information.

 Damage. Check both the interior and exterior for damage. If the car has been involved in an accident, make sure the repairs were done professionally. In addition, always look under the hood-a dirty engine with rusted parts could quickly lead to trouble down the road.

Certified Pre-Owned. A Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) car can offer similar benefits to a new car (warranty), but at a much lower price. Search for CPO cars to get additional benefits from your used car.

Test drive. Make sure to test drive a used car on both highways and local roads. This will give you a good feel of how the car handles. Listen for any strange noises from the car.

If you're in the market for an excellent used car, come visit us at Valencia Nissan and check out our inventory.