You and your family probably fall into one of two camps when it comes to car buying: those who always buy a new car, and those who always buy a used car. Each side has its merits, but today we focus on 10 reasons why used cars often bring more for your dollar while offering some unexpected tangible benefits.
In today's world of ultra-complex new cars, NHTSA safety recalls are becoming more common than ever before. Most recalls happen within a year or two of a car's original release as automakers provide fixes for things that did not come out quite right when a brand-new model left the factory. Buying a late-model used car, and verifying to make sure that all recall work has been performed, allows you to avoid this initial time period where new-car problems could mean serious safety hazards until they are addressed.