A Buyer's Guide to New vs. Used Cars 

If you are considering buying a car, the first question you must ask yourself is whether you want to purchase a new car or a used car. It is important to weigh the pros and cons of both, based on your individual needs and wants. Automaxx in Calgary, Alberta, CA is here to help you determine whether a new car or a used car is the right decision for you.

Buying a New Vehicle

Let's say you decide to purchase a brand new vehicle. You did it because you want all the bells and whistles of a new vehicle - including factory warranty - and you're comforted knowing it hasn't been driven by anyone else. But what you may not realize is that the moment you get the keys and drive your brand new car off the lot, it depreciates in value. By a lot. New vehicles have 15%-35% wiped off their value in the first year and up to 50% or more over the next three years. So now you're $30,000 beauty is worth about $25,000 just for driving it off the lot. This means the dealership won, and you just lost out on thousands of dollars. So, what's the alternative? You come to Automaxx, where you'll discover our large selection of fully certified, pristine quality preowned vehicles.

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 purchasing new car vs used car in Calgary AB 

Buying a Preowned Vehicle

Preowned car dealers like Automaxx don't just carry old, used trade-ins from other drivers. Automaxx carries all years, makes, and models of used cars from various suppliers. We also have 2018 models with low mileage (as low as a couple of thousand miles) on them. They still come with all the bells and whistles you were looking for, and a factory warranty is included. You're basically getting a 'new' vehicle for a much lesser cost. All of our vehicles come with CarProof reports and full 120-point mechanical fitness assessments. We also offer full warranties and have flexible financing options readily available for all different types of car buyers; those with good credit and those with bad credit. No matter your credit situation, our goal is to get you financed and into a vehicle you need for less money and with bi-weekly payments you can afford.

Minimal Difference Between New and Used Cars

The latest developments to modern technology have even somewhat dated vehicles feeling like marvels of the future. The first few years of a vehicle's life won't differ too much from the rest. Depending on how long it's been since you've purchased a newer vehicle for yourself, you may be surprised at all the new features modern vehicles come equipped with. These new features include backup cameras, superior audio systems, oversized infotainment touch screens, driver assistance features, and much more. It's more advantageous to let someone else take the hit of spending a premium on owning a new vehicle. This way, you can spend significantly less money and enjoy a like-new vehicle still in impeccable condition.

Similar Coverage and Warranties

New vehicles come with manufacturer warranties to cover you if something breaks or goes wrong. But did you know that these warranties and coverages last long into the vehicle's life? This means that when you buy a preowned vehicle, you often get the same coverage, including the remaining factory warranty. Plus, Automaxx offers comprehensive warranties and additional coverage when you purchase your next vehicle from us. If anything does happen to your vehicle, we have a state-of-the-art service bay with expert technicians to help you with routine maintenance and repairs.

More Affordable Payment Options

New vehicles come at a premium price. This means a higher monthly payment and more substantial loans. Instead, you can purchase a fully certified preowned vehicle with very similar features for a fraction of the cost. Additionally, you won't immediately lose value on your vehicle as soon as you drive it off the lot. The first two years of a vehicle's life depreciate it the most. After that, it depreciates at a much lower rate. Purchasing a vehicle that is a couple of years old can save you 20% without missing out on key features and amenities.

Canada's Best Used Cars. Period.

Automaxx understands that purchasing a vehicle is a major investment. Is it better to buy a new car or a used car? The one thing you need to keep in mind is that - just like buying anything new - buying a new car doesn't save you money. It costs you money. We have the same vehicles with the same options but for less. If you're asking yourself, "Should I buy a new car or a used car?" and need professional guidance, come by one of our dealerships today to sit down with one of our amazing sales representatives who are happy to go over the different vehicles and financing options with you. You can also get a head start by browsing our current inventory here!