Although with the recent cold snap it may not seem like it, spring is in the air! And with the season, we all get the primordial urge to clean the house. We promise ourselves to get rid of those clothes from college or the stereo that’s now a piece of furniture or all of those random objects in our closets we haven’t touched in years. But what should you do with all of these things? Your junk could be someone else’s treasure.
So your mechanic called and delivered the bad news. The car that got you through high school and college is toast. It had a good run, and the stories it could tell would set your parents’ hair on fire.
The good news is that you have a job, and after assessing your finances, you realize that you can buy either a new or used car to get you to that job on time. And let’s be honest, there’s nothing like buying your 1st ride
! Since this will probably be one of the biggest purchases you’ve ever made, don’t jump the gun and run off to the dealership just yet. As with all of life’s major decisions, you need to do your research beforehand to fully understand all the options. We sat down with Steve Benise, president of Car Solutions, our auto buying service with access to multiple dealer inventories. Here are the top takeaways from that conversation on NEW vs. USED car-buying.