Thad: I’m Thad.
Todd: I’m Todd.
Thad: We’re the Watters boys.
Todd: You may be struggling with whether to buy new or used.
Thad: We’re here to tell you, it’s ALWAYS better to buy underwear brand new.
Todd: Fresh off the shelf and outta the package undies beat garage sale skivvies, every time.
Thad: As for a vehicle, well that’s a fruit of a different loom.
Todd: There are obvious advantages to buying a vehicle new.
Thad: You get a full dealer warranty.
Todd: There’s no previous owner, so no worries about how they treated it.
Thad: A new car will typically have more and better safety features.
Todd: And better features overall, bumper to bumper.
Thad: New cars also typically get better gas mileage, depending on the model.
Todd: There are also tax incentives to purchasing certain new vehicles.
Thad: And the automakers have incredible incentives right now for you to buy new, including GM, our flagship company.
Todd: In addition we also have our own local dealer incentives here at Watters Autoland.
Thad: Yes – like, buy a new car and get my brother for half-price.
Todd: Or a brother of equal or lesser value – that’s you.
Thad: Plus a new car smells new, looks new and runs new, which makes you feel good.
Todd: Which is one of the most enjoyable things about owning a new car.
Thad: And something else to think about – without new cars, there would be no used cars.
Todd: Which means we would all be riding horses to work.
Thad: And this post would be titled, “Buying A Horse? New vs. Used.”
Todd: “Watters Equineland”…kinda has a nice ring to it.
Thad: I’ll park ‘em if you clean ‘em.
Todd: From the financial horse sense perspective however, used cars win, hooves down.
Thad: Used cars typically cost less than new.
Todd: Used cars lose less of their value.
Thad: While new cars lose about 40% of their value after the first three years.
Todd: It slow down after that, but you obviously don’t take that big of a hit with used.
Thad: When you buy used, you’re also entering the lowest operating expenses phase of the vehicle – depending on its age.
Todd: There’s usually lower financial costs
Thad: Lower registration and license fees…
Todd: And a lower cost to insure the vehicle.
Thad: So, for dependability, safety, a full warranty, incentives, lower maintenance costs and that new car smell, go with new.
Todd: For lower financing costs, less depreciation and better overall value, go with used.
Thad: If you want to compare the numbers of new vs. used, there are lots of online calculators.
Todd: There’s one we particularly like – go to it by clicking here.
Thad: You can also contact us at Watters Autoland for more information on the benefits of buying new vs. used.
Todd: Whatever you do, don’t stop buying new.
Thad: I’d hate to ask a horse to carry my brother around.
Todd: Do you actually have to ask, first?
Thad: Wouldn’t you want me to ask you first before I climbed on your back?
Todd: Good point.
Todd and Thad Watters own and manager Watters Autoland in Indianola, Iowa. Visit them at www.wattersautoland.com.