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Buying New vs. Used: Which is Right for You?


Should I Buy a New or Used Car?

There’s something thrilling about shopping for a new car. Whether you’re ditching your old clunker for a new ride, or you’re trading in your lease, one can’t deny there’s a certain excitement that comes over you when you shop for a new car. However, some buyers wonder whether their next vehicle should be new or used. While some buyers strictly stick to new vehicles, and others stick to buying pre-owned vehicles, it can be hard to tell which type of vehicle is right for you.

Let’s discuss some of the differences between buying a new car versus a used car, and discover how Wesley Chapel Nissan is here to provide you with a wide selection of quality new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles!

What’s Exciting about a New Car?

New vehicles are appealing because they offer the latest style, safety and technology features. A brand new car is also highly appealing to many buyers because it has the lowest risk of mechanical issues and is also backed by a manufacturer’s bumper to bumper warranty. Brand new vehicles tend to be more fuel efficient and more powerful than their predecessors. They can also be leased, which allows car buyers to drive a new vehicle for an affordable monthly payment. However, buyers who consistently lease their vehicles, never pay them off because they never own the car.

Buying a new vehicle is also more expensive than buying a used vehicle because new cars have not yet depreciated. Once purchased, new vehicles depreciate the most within their first few years on the road, and can also be more expensive to insure than a used vehicle.

What’s Exciting About a Used Vehicle?

Used vehicles sometimes get a bad reputation for problems because there’s no telling what it went through with its previous owner. However, used vehicles can offer a great value because it allows you to drive a late model vehicle with great technology and style at a more affordable price than when the vehicle was new. Because a vehicle’s reliability largely relies on how well it’s maintained throughout its lifetime, vehicle history reports like CARFAX™ help give prospective buyers an insight into a vehicle’s past so that you feel more comfortable with your purchase.

Offering the savings of a used vehicle but the peace of mind that comes with a new vehicle, Nissan certified pre-owned vehicles manage to offer the best of both worlds. In order for a Nissan vehicle to even qualify for the program, it must be less than six years from its original in-service date, and have less than 80,000 miles. Next, each vehicle must pass a rigorous 167 point inspection before earning the “Certified Pre Owned” title. Once approved, each vehicle is reconditioned and backed by a 7 year/100,000 mile warranty, along with exclusive benefits like roadside assistance and trip interruption insurance.

Is There a Nissan Dealer Near Me?

Yes! Whether you’re looking for a new Nissan Altima, a used Nissan Sentra, or a certified pre owned Nissan Pathfinder, we feature a wealth of vehicles for you to choose from here at Wesley Chapel Nissan. Pairing our inventory with tempting specials, there’s no better Nissan dealership in Wesley Chapel, FL to come for your next lease or purchase.

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