It is an age old question. Should you get the brand new car or a new to you used car? There are times that it makes more sense to buy one or the other. But you need to figure out when it makes sense. Since so many dealerships offer both used and new cars, you can compare the cars you are interested in by car, safety designs and price.
The argument for buying a new car:
While new comes with a higher price tag, it also comes with peace of mind. New cars come with the highest and most up to date safety standards. New cars come with almost no wear and tear issues so that means there are no expensive mechanic costs. Most new cars come with a comprehensive warranty that covers many of the issues that may come up with a new car. Also, many of these types of cars and trucks come with road side assistance for as long as the car is under warranty. Some will even reimburse you if you end up stranded far from home. It can give you a lot of peace of mind when on road trips.
The argument for buying a used car:
If you are not set on a used car, then consider buying a used car. Buying a used car comes with a lower price tag. You can buy a used car that is only a few years old and still has low mileage. While you do not get the same type of warranty as a new car, many used cars still come with some sort of warranty. This makes your used car more reliable than ever before. Even when buying an older pre-owned car, if you look into a certified pre-owned, you are able to get the remaining of the original warranty. This can help your costs down if there is a breakdown. These days, all cars are more reliable that ever before because the people buying the cars have demanded it.
After you figure out what you can afford, start looking into what you need in your vehicle to make it worth the purchase and decide, new or used.