When you have your own means of transport, you can plan for whatever activity you want without having to rely on public transportation or the offers from friends. This is why having a car of your own is crucial. When you want to buy brand new vehicles, be prepared to spend thousands of dollars and if you choose to get a loan, it will be years before you clear it. You should not just say that you need a new vehicle when the goal is to have a means of transport that runs well and can get you around without trying too much. Second-hand vehicles can do just fine and you will not have to get a loan to purchase them in most cases. Also, you will not have to drain all your savings at a go. New cars will depreciate up to half of the original value at the end of the purchase year and instead of losing all that money, a reliable used car will help you fulfill your goals. In many areas, the registration of used cars is not that expensive. This money that you save in the process can be used better in maintenance of the vehicle.
Unless the original owner of the vehicle was not careful, you can be sure that the car will be reliable thanks to the improved automobile technology. Many of the used vehicle will still be in a great condition even a decade later. The superior technology will allow you to operate the vehicle for another decade without any problem. It does not mean all used cars are in a bad shape. In some cases, the car you get will still be looking shiny and new depending on how well it was cared for by the previous user. Also, a coat of paint will go a long way in improving the outlook of the vehicle.
There is an increasing number of people who are opting to lease new vehicles rather than buying them. The rental companies are particular about the condition the vehicle should be kept in, maintenance and mileage which forces the person driving such a vehicle to be careful. Many of the long-term renters will return the vehicle in 3 years or more. The companies choose to sell them as used cars and if you get such a deal you will be in a great position. The joy of landing such a car is that it will be in perfect shape and since the price is usually down, you can pay it at once and not have to suffer through paying the monthly installments.