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Buying a 16 Plate carBack

16PlateThe 16 plate is out NOW, but when you’re considering buying a new car, it pays to be cautious.

This month is also a great time to cash in on some fantastic deals on used cars. Now that the 16-plate is out, the prices of 65 and 15 plates will drop dramatically, so you can benefit from an almost-new car for a lesser cost.

If you’re thinking of buying a new 16-plate car, Trusted Dealers lists some of the advantages of buying a new car below.

Buy bespoke – You can tailor a new car to your bespoke requirements from the outset, so extras such as a sun roof or a certain trim, colour or specification are easy to arrange.

It won’t break down – a brand new car is far less likely to break down. If for any reason it does, you’ll most certainly be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty for at least the first three years.

No previous owners – with no previous owners, you can avoid purchasing a car that has been clocked, lost, stolen, involved in an accident or has any outstanding finance to pay on it. It won’t have any signs of misuse and you won’t need to worry about the service book being up to date.

State of the art technology – new cars sport the latest in-car technology, from improved fuel efficiency and safety standards to a range of impressive and fun gadgets for you to tinker with.

Plug-in carsEVs & PHEVS – buying new means you could opt for an electric vehicle (EV) or a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV). Both EVs and PHEVs are rapidly growing in popularity thanks to their ultra- low CO2 emissions and excellent fuel economy. The government will even help you out with a grant towards the initial cost.

Finance deals – there are lots of excellent finance deals available on new cars at the moment, some of which offer added incentives such as free insurance and servicing, 0% APR or low deposits, but make sure you shop around to find the best deal to suit your needs.

Save money – be savvy and buy your new car at the right time to save even more cash. For example, if you’re considering purchasing a convertible – buying in the winter months will often mean you get a better deal as demand for soft top cars is lower at this time of year.

Negotiating a discount – choosing the time you buy a new car in is important. Buying in the last few days of a month or quarter as impending sales targets draw near may help with negotiations and ultimately save you cash.



Posted by Leana Kell on 04/03/2016