If the age old debate is whether you should buy a new or used car, surely the newer debate is whether to buy regular or luxury. Whether you’re buying used or new you should be able to get a hold of both regular and luxury cars. So, let’s imagine for a moment you’re going to buy a used car. The question is, do you go for a used regular car or a used luxury car?
Well, here are some of the arguments posed for each:
Perhaps the most compelling argument for buying a regular car over a luxury one is the price. Even as used cars you’ll still find that more often than not a regular car will work out much cheaper. If you’re a young driver, you may not have a lot of money. So you might have a very modest budget for your car. Can you justify spending more to get a luxury car? You’ve also got to think about the running costs of each too. You might find it cheaper to run a regular car, but this might often depend on the model.
Another benefit of buying a regular car is that there’s often a lot more choice than there is with luxury cars. Because more people own regular cars than luxury ones it stands to reason there’d be more opportunities to get a hold of them. You could use local dealerships, online databases, or you could buy from a private seller. But in any scenario you’ll most probably find that you have more choice of regular cars than luxury.
Easier to Get
And on a similar level to the choice section you’ll find that regular cars are easier to get because there’s more of them. Most dealerships these days will specialise in a particular model or type of car. And it’s here that you could get your luxury fix. For instance, Mercedes Inchcape would specialise purely in Mercedes vehicles. But a move to online sources will give you hundreds of options to get yourself regular cars over luxury ones.
The big plus point of getting yourself a luxury vehicle over a regular one is the prestige that comes with it. Think about the reputation and glamour that comes with a lot of luxury cars. Think about what the name Mercedes or Jaguar denotes. People have heard of these names, and they associate them with quality. Driving around in one of these cars indicates that you’re successful, driven and determined.
Top of the Range
Something that a lot of people overlook when making this comparison is that luxury vehicles are top of the range. Even the used ones are going to be almost brand new. This means they’ll be equipped with the latest equipment, gadgets and safety features. If you’re somebody conscious of these things, you should definitely get yourself a luxury car.
Because luxury cars are newer and built for luxury, it means they’re often better made. More work goes into them, and they often have less problems than regular cars. Because of this it means they could well be less prone to breaking down. You’ll have to get less maintenance work done on the car. This makes it more useful and practical than a regular vehicle that breaks down a lot. Plus it saves you much more money in the long run.