Is it more financially sustainable to buy a second-hand car or buy a new one?


They are cheaper to buy, have less electronics like navigation systems that can break down and it is generally simpler (and cheaper) to maintain and/or repair.Cars between 2000 and 2010 can be very reliable and easily last for 5 to 10 years. New cars have a lot more (unnecessary) technology that can make more piece. Just look at Tesla’s. Everything is digital and is controlled by computers. Much more likely that something can go broke than with a car from around 2005 that has digital hands and an ECU for the engine. New cars are losing an awful lot of value in the first years. Older cars often remain more valuable they are older and the most value is already there.

The generic answer is “second hand”.

The moment you drive the car out of the showroom, the thing has already lost 15% of its value, and after two years you get much less in return than the remaining life expectancy suggests.

In addition, the cars nowadays, as Luke indicates, are a lot more reliable than before.
However, there are a few things Luke mentions in which I don’t meega with him:

  • Cars between 2000 and 2010 can be very reliable and easily last for 5 to 10 years.
    I would say earlier: Cars with approx. 100,000-150,000 km on the counter, you can still call 150,000 km.

However, this is not a law of Meden and Persians.A known problem case is the Audi 1.8 turbo engine from 2008. This motor block has been a headache dossier for the company (Volkswagen-Audi-Gruppe, which also includes Skoda and Seat) for a few years, starting with the Audi 1.8 TFSI, due to a boorish design choice (presumably to achieve a favourable CO2 value). and continuously until ca. 2010 -2011 With all the car’s with this block.
Another problem is the 7-speed automate bucket from a number of models, where (presumably from the point of view of cost savings) design choices have been made that lead to excessive wear of the double coupling.
And then there is the problem that several brands have had to deal with: a far too lightly executed camshaft chain tensioner, which stretches and in the worst case can lead to major engine damage.Citro毛n, again the A, and also Mercedes have had to deal with this problem.

  • New cars have a lot more (unnecessary) technology that can make more piece.
  • This technology has been around for a long time -the ECU mentioned by Luke is an example of this.Today, Ecu’S (yes, those are also computers) are a lot more reliable than, say, fifteen to twenty years back.
    And that’s where conceptually a Tesla (and every other electric car) has a huge reliability advantage over a car with a fuel engine: much less moving and wear sensitive parts!
    Instead of pistons with piston rings and cylinders and camshaft chains and valves and gearboxes and fuel pumps and cooling water pumps and rubber hoses where air is sucked In and drying out and leak, you have two or four electric motors Which are staggering much simpler, and require much less maintenance.
    Indeed, a Tesla is not so much a car as it does a computer with a surprisingly large amount of features of a car.But making reliable computers, that’s why humanity has been doing fine for some years, especially when they don’t have to be Turing-complete (as in a car).

    In 2014 I bought a Citro毛n C5 with a thick diesel engine, six years old, with 90,000 km on the counter, new value 55,000, for 15,000 euros.On that car, after having driven more than 100,000 km, I depreciated 10,000 in five years in exchange for another second-hand. Da 鈧?000 per year.

    On the C5 diesel that I had before, I depreciated less than 鈧?000 per year, because sold privately (at 340,000 km).

    And to the XM I had before, I depreciated 1300 per year.
    Yes.I bought it for 3100 euros, and when ‘ ie was driven outside my debt total loss, I got 4400 euros in return. And yes, if ‘ IE was not taken from behind by a Renault, I had spent years in it…

    A used car is often a wiser choice.First, as Peter says, the decrease in value if you drive it new from the showroom.

    Also a merkeus is very convenient.Most brands give 2 years warranty, but for example Hyundai gives 5 years, and Kia 7 years. For example, you can buy a 3 year old Kia, and still have more warranty as for example a new Ford.

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