In an age when environmental issues are at the forefront of global concerns, the phrase ‘old is gold’, never rang truer. The three Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle, are buzzwords of our generation (along with upcycle), underlying guidance to procuring our possessions. So if we’re buying preloved clothing, furniture and electronics, then why not buy used cars too?
Here’s some handy comparison between new cars and used cars for your comparison.
The Starter Car
Perodua MyVi 1.5 AV
Costing just over RM 52,000 brand new, a used Perodua Myvci 1.5 AV (2017 model) can be purchased under RM 39,000. These compact, swift rides are perfect cars for those who want to easily zip around.
The Executive’s Wheels
Honda City 1.5 Hybrid Sedan
Ever dependable, a 2-3 year old, second-hand Honda City 1.5 Hybrid Sedan can cost just over RM 60,000, while brand new, it will set you back nearly RM 80,000. So, the better choice is definitely to buy used cars instead right?
A Manager’s Moves
Toyota Camry 2.5 V Sedan
Known for its build and beauty, the Toyota Camry 2.5 Sedan currently sells at close to RM 190,000 brand new, but there are plenty of well-maintained, used ones available. When you buy a used car at a starting rate of under RM 100,000 means as much as 50% savings, making it all that much more attainable for you to get a car that matches your profile.
The Nissan Serena is popular for its space, sturdiness and safety features, tagged at RM 120,000 brand new. However, you can buy a used Nissan Serena 2017 at just above RM 80,000, and a 2018 model for just over RM 100,000, enabling you to enjoy all those features at a more palatable price.
While the pros of buying a used car are a cheaper price and a lower carbon footprint in terms of manufacturing impact, concerns as to the quality of the second-hand car are bound to creep up. But never fear, these are easily solved with Carsome, where used cars go through a 175-point inspection and come with a 1-year warranty when purchased. There’s even a money-back guarantee.