Buying a new car is exciting. If you are buying a second-hand car, you should always be sure to take a look at the background information the vehicle comes with to avoid being caught out with costly repairs.
In the latest B.J.Banning blog post, we discuss some top tips for buying a new car, as well as the considerations you should make.

Choose Your Car Model Wisely

There are a variety of car models on the market, however, some will lose their value more quickly than others. If you are likely to sell your car on after a certain period of time, it is worth giving this some consideration.

As of May 2017, the tops five models for retaining their value are:
Landrover
Jeep
Tesla
Mercedes-Benz
MINI

The top five cars that are said to deplete in value the quickest are:

Peugeot ION 5dr Auto
Citroen
C Zero 5dr Auto
Mitsubishi I I-MIEV 5dr Keiko Auto
AIXAM Crossline GTR 3dr Auto
Citroen C4 1.6 VTi VTR+ 5dr Auto

Check the Car’s History

Before making a purchase, you should check the history of the car. If you feel that something is amiss, you’re probably right. Although rare, in some cases scammers may pass a vehicle’s MOT unduly to sell the car. If the car has recently failed an MOT and then passed shortly after with no signs of any work being carried, remember that you have the right to get an independent mechanic to inspect the car.

Running Costs

Another consideration make before purchasing a vehicle is the running costs. All cars will vary, so if you are likely to rack up the miles, you may want a car that won’t guzzle the gas too quickly.

The cheapest cars to run in the UK are:

Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i 3dr
Peugeot 108 1.0 Access 3dr
Citroen C1 1.0 VTi Touch 3dr
Dacia Sandero 1.2 Access 5dr
Kia Picanto 1.1 1 5dr

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