We’ve all been there. Sat on the sofa watching a bit of Saturday night television, casually minding our own business; only for a smooth, slick car advert to grab our attention and leave us frothing at the mouth. In just a 30 second ad, the awesome visuals and inspiring music have us hooked, leaving us fully certain of the fact that we need to go and buy a brand-new car.

But, no matter how captivating that advert might have been, it’s important to remember one thing: new isn’t always better. In fact, in this case, used is almost certainly the better option.

Buying a used car comes with a shed-load of benefits and, while they might be missing that ‘new car smell’, will leave you feeling even more satisfied with your purchase.

Significantly Lower Costs

When buying a used car, you’re obviously going to enjoy much lower costs, meaning that you can get hold of your dream car without losing a huge chunk of your wallet.

Whether you’re looking for a cheap vehicle to get you from A to B, or have your heart set on a premium sports model, buying second-hand will always be the cheaper option. Studies suggest that used cars are 50% cheaper on average, which makes sense since a new car loses 10% of its value as soon as it leaves the lot!

Guaranteed Quality and Performance

A lot of people automatically picture a run-down battered vehicle when they hear the term “used car”. Of course, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

All of our used cars are thoroughly inspected before going up for sale, so we can always guarantee vehicles of the highest quality and performance. Our approved used cars all come with the relevant paperwork and checks completed, so you never have to worry about the safety or condition of a used car.

In fact, thanks to these thorough checks and refurbishments, used cars have actually had their quality certified, while new cars haven’t undergone the same inspections.

Avoid Huge Depreciation

The main problem with buying a new car is that, as soon as you drive it home, it’s lost around 10% of its value. So, a £10,000 vehicle is worth only £9,000 before you’ve even clocked a mile, while the value will naturally decrease even further as it’s driven further and gets older. You’ve just got to ask yourself: “is this really a wise investment?”

When buying a used car, the majority of this depreciation has already occurred. Ultimately, this means you can enjoy a cheaper upfront cost, while the vehicle won’t lose its value as quickly either, so you can make most of your money back if you decide to sell it on again. It’s a no-brainer.

If you are wondering where to buy used cars, the V12 collection of used cars are all approved and fully certified, while we pride ourselves on bringing you the lowest prices in the UK. Visit our showroom today to see the awesome vehicles we have available and make a massive saving on your next car!