New vs. Used: What to Consider
Katy Nissan understands that purchasing a vehicle is a big decision, and like most decisions, there’s no-one-size-fits all answer. The decision to purchase new vehicle versus used vehicle, is no different. Fortunately, Katy Nissan has put together a few things to consider when purchasing your next vehicle.
What to Consider
- Technology is always changing, which is partially why we’re drawn to new vehicles. Each year, Nissan introduces new technology to help improve comfort, drivability and safety of their vehicles. Technology, like Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility™ offers new features like automatic emergency breaking and intelligent cruise control. While these features are available in newer models, they’re not in older vehicles.
- With any vehicle you purchase, having a warranty is important in case anything happens. That’s why every Nissan comes with a 36-month/36,000-mile limited warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage. If you decide to buy used, Nissan offers certified pre-owned which meet Nissan’s high standards. Each certified pre-owned vehicle must be less than six years old from the original in-service date and have less than 80,000 miles. Certified pre-owned vehicles musts also have clean, non-branded titles and pass a comprehensive 167-point certified pre-owned inspection. Additional benefits on buying a certified pre-owned Nissan include a 7-year/100,000-mile limited warranty, 24-hour emergency roadside assistance, car rental and towing reimbursement, CARFAX vehicle history report, 3-month Sirius XM trial subscription and optional Security+Plus extended protection. Whether you decide to buy new or used, Nissan has you covered.
- Before test driving any vehicle, the first question is often, “what’s it cost?” Cost may be the biggest consideration when deciding between new and used. Typically, purchasing a new vehicle will cost more. However, new vehicles come with little to no mileage and often require less maintenance. While used vehicles come with more miles, you can purchase them for less than a used vehicle. This savings often means that you can upgrade to a premium model while still paying less than you would for a new vehicle. In addition, sales tax and insurance costs are often less for used vehicles.
- Building a vehicle that is customized to your exact specifications is a great way to ensure your vehicle comes with everything you want. Unless you buy new, finding everything you want is difficult when looking at used vehicles. You will often need to prioritize what features are most important to you and find a vehicle that’s the best fit.
Why Buy New
To recap, new vehicles offer the latest in technology, safety and performance features. Buying a new vehicle gives you the ability to customize a car, truck or SUV to meet your exact specifications. Finally, you can drive off the lot knowing you’re covered with Nissan’s 36-month/36,000-mile limited warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain coverage.
Why Buy Used
Used vehicles often cost less and give you the ability to purchase premium models for less than a new vehicle. Purchasing a Nissan certified pre-owned vehicle means you’re purchasing a vehicle that’s passed Nissan’s 167-point inspection process. You can drive off the lot knowing you’re covered with Nissan 7-year/100,000-mile limited warranty.
Whether you decide to buy new or used, Katy Nissan has a large inventory of vehicles to choose from. Katy Nissan proudly brings the residents of Katy, Houston, Sugar Land, Missouri City and Cypress a first class dealer experience. Contact our sales team or come in for a test drive today.