Next to homes, cars are the second largest purchase Australians make. When browsing through newspapers, magazines and online advertisements, you will likely see lots of vehicles up for sale. While some prefer brand new units, others still choose pre-owned or used ones for economic reasons. Compared to purchasing a new unit, buying a used Holden Captiva, for example, can be more cost-effective. Think of it as avoiding unnecessary expenses!
From proven reliability to after-sales service, below are some of the main reasons why used Holdens are a good buy and of great value:
True value for money
Cars, be it a used or brand-new unit, lose some of their market value every time they are driven. In fact, a new car usually loses 40 per cent of its value in its first year. In addition, initial costs of purchasing a new car are quite steep. The good thing about used cars? They already went through depreciation. Once you drive it off the dealer’s lot, it retains more of its value as a vehicle. No need to think about market depreciation and cost. Used cars offer true value for your money.
Certified pre-owned vehicles
Luxury car manufacturers such as Mercedes Benz and BMW were the first to offer Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, or CPOs. The price of a CPO vehicle is usually a bit higher. However, it assures would-be customers of quality and reliability. Some of the main benefits of CPOs include extended manufacturer’s warranty and roadside assistance. Dealers offer special financing terms, which is typically lower than new car loans. Certified pre-owned vehicles also undergo rigorous inspections to ensure the car’s roadworthiness. All their mechanical and cosmetic parts are refurbished to give their customers the utmost reliability.
Used vehicles are very reliable
Contrary to popular belief, used vehicles are often as reliable as their brand-new counterparts are. Modern Holdens were built to last for hundreds of thousands of kilometres. After a rigorous inspection, strict protocols for certification are followed to ensure utmost reliability. Any issues or problems encountered by the first owner are already fixed by the dealership. It gives a would-be used car owner the peace of mind they need when driving their car.
Affordable fees, rates and less paperwork
A car’s year model and market value are the basis for its annual registration fee. Usually, a new vehicle’s registration fee for the first three years is more expensive, which can turn off some people. Buying a used car can save you thousands of dollars from a new car registration fee. Another benefit of buying a used car is the lower insurance rates. Insuring a pre-owned car, depending on its age, proves to be more cost-effective. In addition, the dealership can help you with the paperwork and vehicle registration. No need to fall in line to register your used car.
Before purchasing a brand-new Holden, consider buying a used one. Look at what the dealer has to offer and take a second look at their pre-owned units. You might just find a diamond in the rough!
Bartons Holden is committed to offering the best quality used vehicles on the road. If you are in the market for a pre-owned Holden, call them on (07) 3177 2982.