Advice and Tips

How to bag yourself the perfect pre-owned car in one simple step

Advice and Tips // 30 August 2013

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Preowned car or new?

Buying a new car is always an exciting time whether it’s brand new or simply new to you. It’s always a tricky decision whether to buy a new car or whether to opt for a second-hand vehicle and the choice is often entirely personal or lead by financial constraints. Buying a brand new car from a dealership comes with the obvious benefits of having zero miles on the clock, a warranty and the all-important ‘new car smell’. Despite these factors, many buyers are put off by the rate of which the value depreciates as soon as you leave the forecourt.

If you time it right you can bag yourself a perfect, nearly-new, second hand vehicle for a slice of the forecourt price, but don’t be caught out by rogue sellers. According to AA Cars, a third of their members confessed to feeling misled when assessing the history of a used car.

HPI Check

So what can you do to avoid feeling like this? A simple HPI check can avoid buying a car that:

  • Has been clocked (where the true mileage of a car is greater than the odometer)
  • Has outstanding finance
  • Is stolen
  • Has previously been written off

Get a quote

If you’re thinking about buying your next car with finance but are worried about your poor credit, ask for a Moneybarn deal. Here at Moneybarn we love to help people who have previously been refused credit and will enable them to buy a car of their choice. To apply, simply fill in our online car finance calculator and receive your instant decision and quote.