Why Buying a Used Car Can Help You Keep Your New Year Resolutions

Why Buying a Used Car Can Help You Keep Your New Year Resolutions

Resolution #3: Be More Adventurous

We're into the second week of the new year which is the perfect time to remind you of the resolutions you set just a few days ago. While many people are signing up for gym memberships and booking meetings with financial advisors some of you have decided to begin the annum with a vehicle purchase. After all, there's nothing like a fresh set of wheels to get the ball rolling on goals to improve your quality of life. The next big decision, is to figure out whether or not you should invest in a new 2019 model, or consider a more affordable pre-owned vehicle. Today we're going take a look at how a used car will not only get you from A to B, but can help you stay on track for your resolutions to live a better life in 2019 and beyond.

How the Benefits of Buying a Pre-Owned Vehicle Can Help You Achieve Your New Year Goals

Make Better Financial Decisions

The primary reason anyone buys a pre-owned vehicle is affordability, which is why the purchase ties directly into your resolve to make better financial decisions. Yes, a brand new vehicle can be a great option, but if you feel your fiscal ulcer act up when considering it, then a used car may make much more sense.

For one, the price tag on the lot is lower than that of comparable new models, which will leave you with room in your bank account for investment opportunities. But the other consideration revolves around the fact that when you buy a pre-owned vehicle you also buy an asset that comes with mitigated value depreciation when compared to that of a new model. New car values depreciate at a much faster rate, with the bulk of depreciation beginning from the moment you leave the lot.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint?

Many new year goals involve sustainability. In a perfect world you may be able to rely on the bike path to get you from A to B to C but like most households this is simply not an option. Still, when weighing your decision to get a vehicle you want to make a choice that minimizes environmental impact, which is where a pre-owned vehicle may be of assistance.

Admittedly very few people connect the word eco-friendly to a used car, but it in fact can help you with your goal to reduce your carbon footprint. For one, the concept of recycling is the very nature of a pre-owned vehicle. Plus, if you find a used car that is more fuel efficient than the one you currently have (one of the most common goals in making the purchase decision) you do the environment an even greater service. A used Corolla is a great example of this. In addition, when you find a dealer that counts pre-owned hybrids in their inventory, you do the world one better. Look, it's not a perfect solution, but a carefully chosen used vehicle can indeed take a bite out of your household's carbon footprint.

Be More Adventurous, Starting Today

There's a certain sense of calm that comes from buying a pre-owned vehicle when compared to that of a new model. 

You see, new automobile purchasers often exhibit over-protective behavior in the first year of their purchase. They've invested heavily into their shiny new vehicle and tend to treat it like a newborn baby, refusing to expose it to potentially harmful conditions even if at the expense of fun. Sure, they may have bought a brand new 2019 Toyota Tacoma with ambitions of hitting the off-road but watch them cringe as that first pebble hits that smoke-finished and chrome-dipped grille. Invariably such a fine vehicle will end end up on the rugged trails where it belongs, but it takes time for owners to reach that level of comfort. However, when you buy a certified pre-owned vehicle from a reputable dealership, you know that it's gained some experience yet remains unscathed. You now have the comfort and confidence to begin the adventures you have planned for the new year, today, without coddling your set of wheels until 2020. 


Whether you want to start the new year with a new or pre-owned vehicle we have you covered. Undecided? No problem. Simply come on down to our dealership where we have one of Greater Vancouver's most impressive inventories of new and used vehicles. We'll help you find a match that makes the most sense for you and your resolve to live a better life in 2019, and beyond. Contact us today.