Forget Buying Used Cars – 5 Top Reasons Why You Should Buy New!

If you’re currently in the market for a car, there’s every possibility you’re leaning towards purchasing a used car in order to keep costs low, but don’t settle for a used car just yet!

It should go without saying that buying a new car as opposed to a used one will usually mean spending less on servicing and maintenance in the long-term, but it’s also worth taking into consideration that some new cars can be very competitively priced in comparison to their used counterparts.

Let’s take a look at some more advantages that new cars offer over used:

  • Enhanced Safety Features
    Especially important for new and inexperienced drivers, more up-to-date car models will typically feature superior safety features, including airbags and power steering, making for a safer and more streamlined driving experience and giving you greater confidence out on the road.
  • Greater Efficiency
    Motorists are becoming increasingly mindful of fuel efficiency with newer car chassis being designed with greater gas mileage in mind. The sheer fact that they are new also means you’ll get greater fuel economy in the long term with far smaller maintenance and repair costs.

  • Scheduled Maintenance
    Regular servicing will help to reduce the risk of breakdowns, bald tyres and poor emissions, and neglecting factors such as these can result in increased long-term maintenance costs. The service history of used cars can often be quite patchy whereas the manufacturer of a new car will ensure that it is serviced frequently so that you can get the very best out of it in terms of efficiency, safety and comfort.

  • Warranty
    Warranty coverage on used cars can be minimal and is often completely non-existent on private sales. Whenever you purchase a new car, it will come with a warranty to cover all parts; however, it is always wise to discuss this extensively with your sales advisor to make sure that all eventualities are accounted for.
  • Greater Peace of Mind
    Whenever you buy a used car, you’re always running the risk of buying a dud. Who knows how many kilometres a used car will run before it needs maintenance – 500? 1000? 2000?
    Either way, instead of playing a guessing game, a new car will give you the peace of mind of knowing that you have a shiny new vehicle that is fully covered by a warranty and that boasts all of the enhanced security and fuel-efficiency features you would expect from a more up-to-date motor.

Before making your final decision, it may be a good idea to speak to Bartons. They have more than 65 years of experience and as one of the largest and most successful car dealers in all of Brisbane, their friendly and helpful staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

What car to buy to suit your lifestyle?

Finding the right car for your lifestyle

When buying a new car, it is important to consider your lifestyle and needs. While it is easy to get caught up in fancy advertising and extras you don’t really need, it is essential to find a car with a good foundation for whatever you do most in regards to travel. The following are just a few tips to help you find the right car for your lifestyle.

Different styles for different lives

It is important to consider what you will use the vehicle for most, including if you like driving for recreation. Are you constantly carting the family around? Do you like to go into the bush on the weekend? Are you doing a lot of city driving? There are many different styles available, from small hatchbacks and convertible coupes to big 4WD trucks and seven seater vans.

The daily commute

Everyone has a daily commute, whether it’s to work, to school or to the shops. How you get around on a daily basis is an important part of finding the right car for your lifestyle. Those who travel to work, a smaller car may be suitable. If you are dropping off the kids, a car with lots of room is ideal. If you are at home a lot but need space for groceries or friends, something in between the two may be suitable for you.

Small versus large

Large cars are often safer and can fit more in, but can also be harder to park and drive. Smaller cars are more economical and easy to use with city driving, yet may not be suitable for weekend holidays or family trips.


How much you have to spend will greatly define the kind of vehicle you can buy. After choosing a general style of vehicle, look at varying prices and see what fits into your budget, including considering the prospect of buying second hand or getting a car loan.

For more advice and help with finding the right car for your lifestyle, talk to the experts at Bartons today. Call the car dealership in Brisbane on (07) 3087 7333 or (07) 3198 1188 to get in touch.