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Cars have always been something that is somewhat expensive to own and drive, even on the low end of the price tags, so it can be hard to pick the right option sometimes. Luckily, with that comes many options for payments too, so you have your pick of methods to fit you. There are options for flat-out payments, installments, new cars, and owned cars. All have their own benefits and reasons for buying, but it all depends on the financial capabilities and needs of the individual looking to buy! If you’re having trouble deciding which method is right for you, this will be helpful.

New

New cars are so charming to look at, they’ve never faced harsh weather, never been scratched or scraped, and never been bumped! Just look at them, so shiny and wonderful to look at. There’s more to a car than meets the eye, though, and you should only be looking at a new car if you know what it means to own one. As far as driving capabilities go, you’re not really gaining anything when buying a new car over a used one, but you are eliminating the risk of any unknown faults caused by misuse. Not only that, but you get a better pick of your own preferences when you go to purchase it. It’s the price tag that puts people off, as it’s much more expensive to own a new car.

Used

Buying used cars is nothing new, and it’s nothing to look down upon either, you’re not losing out if you know how to pick the right one. Of course, some used cars are going to have problems, but if you know what to look out for, you’re going to have an easy time determining the value of each car! If you’re not too picky about how new the car is, a used car is easily the better option, and it’s going to save you a lot of money too!

Financing

One of the options you have in terms of payment when it comes to most automobiles is financing. Choosing a car finance means paying for it in installments, which is perfect if you need the car before you can afford the whole price tag. Paying in cheaper installments comes with a catch, though, as you’re going to be paying for quite a long time. The overall price of your installments might add up to higher than the car costs, which is the trade-off for the original owner.

Buying

Generally, you don’t buy a car outright unless it’s already used. It’s all up to the previous owner, and unless the dealership offers financing on the used car, you’re going to be buying it at the full price. That said, used cars are usually cheaper, so the price is going to be in an affordable range for most people. Once you’ve bought the car though, it’s yours, and you don’t have to worry about any contracts or ongoing payments.

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