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Can a new car be less reliable than a used car?

Can a new car be less reliable than a used car?

Peace of mind: A new car will likely be more reliable than a used one, even though pre-owned cars are much more dependable than in the past. If a new car breaks down, you can have it fixed for free under the included factory warranty, at least for the first 36,000 miles or three years that most carmakers offer.

How much do dealers usually go down on used cars?

According to, used car dealers cut the price on the average vehicle between one and six times over that 31.5 day listing period. The first price drop is significant — the firm says that the price drops, on average, by 5% the first time the dealer rips the old sticker off the car and pops a new on.

Can a used car be bought for less than a new one?

These days, it’s not uncommon for used cars to go well past 100,000 miles if they are properly maintained. Many can hit 200,000 miles without a major problem. You might be able to buy a 2- or 3-year-old car for less than what you’d pay for a new one, but you need to figure in the cost of repairs.

What happens if I buy a used car from a car lot?

I bought a used car as is from a car lot and did not have it for 24 hours and the breaks went out and it began to over heat. The car lot owner put the car in the shop but charged it to my outstanding balance on the car. The car was in the shop for a week.

What does it mean to buy a car without a warranty?

Car sales without a warranty are almost always described as “as-is” sales, which means that a car owner buys the car “as it is” on the lot in its current condition. These sales come with no warranty, and if you’ve signed the papers on an as-is car, it’s yours — regardless of what happens next.

Where to find used cars under$ 2, 000?

• Call 866-263-3709. No accident or damage reported to CARFAX. 1st owner purchased on 05/07/03 and owned in MA until 07/12/12 • 2nd owner purchased on 08/01/12 and owned in NH until 05/26/21. 1st owner drove an estimated 15,158 miles/year • 2nd owner drove an estimated 3,788 miles/year.