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There are a lot of reasons you should invest in a used car. One of the main ones is when it comes to functionality, a used car can be a much smarter choice for car buyers. Here are 10 reasons you should consider used cars for sale in Sussex County, NJ.

reasons-you-should-invest-in_a_used_car-deboers-auto._.-Reason 1: Sustainability and Buying a Used Car

A new car will generate nearly 30 percent of the emissions it will give off over its life cycle, from the time it is manufactured to the initial shipment. Although some of the newer models are more fuel efficient, they use batteries and other features that are not environmentally responsible.

Reason 2: Financial Advantages of Purchasing a Used Car

A new car begins to lose value the second it is driven off the dealer’s lot. Depending on the make of the vehicle, its overall value can drop as much as 15 percent.  A brand new car will have only half of its original value by the time it is four years old. After four years, the depreciation value drops even more steeply.

Reason 3: Peace of Mind

When you pay 30 or 40 thousand dollars for a new vehicle, it’s likely you will be overprotective of your investment. Even though you will want to take care of your vehicle, it shouldn't be a point of obsession.


Reason 4: Used Cars Require Less Expensive Insurance

Purchasing a new car will bring with it a higher insurance premium because the cost of replacing the vehicle is higher.

Reason 5: Used Cars Are Easier on the Budget

Maybe you just got a raise or promotion at work and can afford a new car, but this doesn’t mean you should strain your budget to get it. One of the biggest benefits of buying a used car over a new car is the lower payment you will be responsible for on a monthly basis.

Reason 6: Used Cars Have Adequate Safety Features

Today, cars up to three or four years old are still equipped with many of the most advanced safety features. Do some research on the models you prefer, but most will have stability control, anti-lock brakes and airbags.


Reason 7: Used Cars Are Dependable

The dependability of cars has shown great improvement over the last 10 years. Older cars used to be plagued with problems, but this has dramatically decreased.

Reason 8: Lower Registration Fees

In most states, paying the registration on a new car is much more expensive than registering a used car, since it is can be based on the sale price of the car.

Reason 9: Market Timing

Used cars have a specific market timing, which can be advantageous for the buyer. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, used car prices will increase. The frugal buyer can wait until after the holidays to purchase a lower priced vehicle.

Reason 10: Protect Equity

If a buyer can purchase a vehicle that is three or four years old and drive it for a year or so, they can likely resell it without losing any equity. This holds true as long as the car reaches no more than six years old.

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Bill DeBoer

Written by Bill DeBoer

William J. DeBoer (Bill Jr.) is Co-owner and Vice President at DeBoer’s Auto. As the company’s General Manager, Bill has been responsible for bringing innovations in daily operations to the full-service, high-tech auto repair facility for 20+ years. Passionate about computers from an early age, Bill’s interest in technology gravitated to cars while he was in college. By obtaining a Certificate in Automotive Technology followed by a B.S. in Business Management from Penn State, Bill was able to fuse his interests into a car technology specialization and join the family business shortly thereafter.