Buying a Car: New, Nearly New or Used Car?

buying a used car in northern ireland
Purchasing a used car in Northern Ireland

Buying a car is an exciting time whether that’s a brand new car, a near to new or a used car in Northern Ireland

Before deciding on the option that’s best for you, it’s good to know what you’re getting and the prices you can expect to pay. With used cars being more popular within the UK and Northern Ireland in recent years (due to less cars being manufactured) prices are varying. 

Buying a used car is now more expensive than before however you can still find a great deal while finding a car that is in great condition and sometimes even appearing brand new. 

Below you’ll find some information on what to expect when you’re buying a brand new, a nearly new or a used car.

Purchasing a Brand new car 

The best thing about buying a brand new car is that there is no history that you won’t know about, since you will be the very first user. This gives you a guarantee that nothing will be wrong and that there are no hidden faults you could be unaware of. 

Along with this, new cars come with the newest technology so you’ll have the perks of having things older cars won’t have. 

While you can still buy a near-to-new car with fewer owners, there’s a difference in being the very first person to own it. Things get used up and there’s nothing like getting something straight from the shelf-or in this case a garage. 

Buying a nearly new car 

The perks of buying near-to-new cars is that they still appear new, but have very small signs of previous owners or just a few thousand kilometres.

You can still secure a great deal by getting a car that’s almost new, or has been bought and sold straight away meaning it is just the same as new. 

Watching out for these deals is a great money saver since the value will go down if the car has more mileage and owners, and you can get some incredible deals on used cars that look brand new in Northern Ireland. 

Remember to research the value of the car you’re buying and make sure you’re getting a good deal before committing to buying the car. 

Buying a used car

Should you buy used car? Buying a used car is the best money saver out of all three however the prices of used cars in Northern Ireland have gone up significantly. 

The best option here is to research the car you’re looking for and look out for the price of a brand new version, a near-to-new. 

Shopping for cars is exciting however; it could be a long journey to find the perfect fit for you and it’s a good idea to take that time to dig deep and find the best deal. 

At Carlover you’ll find a range of options from:

  • Family friendly
  • Economical 
  • Performance 
  • Low Tax 
  • Electric
  • First time buyer cars 

To have a browse through the many options of used cars that are refurbished and look brand new, you can do so on our site.

David is one of the Co-founders at Carlover. He has an extensive background as a product designer & manager, spending the last 5 years leading teams in designing and building apps for multiple industries. He is a self confessed car fanatic and a lover of all things tech. When he's not working on the amazing set of Carlover products, you can usually find him working on his own cars!