Whether to buy new or used is one of the decisions you will need to make when it comes to buying a car. Your budget will be an important factor but there are other issues to take into consideration. You will need to think about the long-term costs of ownership of the car, how you’re going to pay for your car and the sort of deals which are on offer.
It all sounds a little daunting which is why we've put together some useful advice to help you decide!
One of the advantages, or you could say delights of buying a new car is getting to choose exactly the equipment and trim you want ‒ why put up with someone else’s taste?
New cars are more efficient and buying the latest model could save you pounds at the pumps.
Lower emissions mean lower or no tax bands, and having the latest safety and security equipment could help lower the cost of your insurance
Affordability is probably the biggest single factor when it comes to looking at the purchase of a car but again there are many options to consider including a PCP agreement (Personal Contract Purchase) which may enable you to buy a car which might otherwise have been out of your budget.
Some of our new cars also include a deposit contribution when purchased with an eligible finance product so you don't necessarily have to worry about having a large deposit either in the way of cash or a part-exchange.
PCP, HP, PCH - what's the difference? With so many acronyms and different terminology, what does these all mean and how do you choose the most suitable agreement for you? In our blog, we've broken down all the options to give you a clearer idea of what things are involved when choosing how to finance your vehicle.
With effect from the 3rd April 2023, all Suzuki owners will be eligible for up to 7 years warranty on their car.
This means that in addition to the standard 3 year manufacturer warranty, you will go on to receive complimentary cover for a further 4 years as long as you have your scheduled service carried out as per the manufacturer's schedule (usually every 12 months or 12,500 miles*) at an official Suzuki dealership.
The warranty covers the car reaching either 7 years old or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs soonest. It not only provides even more value for those who own a Suzuki but is a huge benefit to those who may be considering their next new or used car purchase.
Servicing may be included when purchasing one of our new cars and can again present a big saving.
If servicing isn't included, you could still benefit through the purchase of a service plan which allows you to spread the cost of routine servicing at our dealerships by paying a fixed monthly cost.
A service plan will also protect you against price rises and can be tailored to suit your individual requirements.
You don’t have to be a cheapskate ‒ or skint ‒ to see the advantages in buying a second-hand car, and when we say second-hand this doesn't just mean a run-down old banger. We have hundreds of pre-owned cars in stock with a range of sizes, shapes & prices so there's something to suit everyone. We can also offer tailored finance allowing you to find a car that suits your budget. You can use the used car search facility on our website to decide what deposit you want to put down, how much you want to pay each month and for how long you'd like to borrow the money. Once you've tailored your search, each used car then offer an in-built finance calculator allowing you to tweak things to suit.
Head over to our used car page & see what's available.
We always have a great selection of low mileage ex-management and nearly new cars which represent a great saving when compared to the RRP.
Head over to our blog explaining the benefits of pre-registered cars, what they are and why should you buy one.
Cars are much better built and more resistant to corrosion than they were 15 years ago, and tighter regulation of the used-car and insurance industries has reduced the number of accident write-offs and stolen cars making their way back onto forecourts.
There are still risks of course but by buying from a franchised dealer such as Colin Appleyard, you can rest assured that all of our used cars have been subject to a rigorous checking process and have had a full HPI check carried out for your peace of mind.
We have a great team who can discuss all your requirements in a relaxed environment over a nice cup of coffee to make sure we find the car that's best suited to you and your needs.