The next thing to do is get an idea of maintenance costs on any car you're considering. Proper maintenance is especially important on a used car since it may not have a warranty to protect it if anything breaks down. People buy used vehicles as a way to save money but often overlook the cost of maintenance, which might end up pushing them beyond the limits of their budget. The car's owner's manual, which is often available online, will tell you what you need to know about maintenance services and intervals. A phone call to a dealership service department or a trusted independent repair shop will get you pricing information. You also can check resources such as RepairPal.
When shopping at a CarMax store, simply tell a sales associate that you'd like to take the car of your choice for a 24-hour test drive. You’ll be asked to provide a valid driver's license, verifiable comprehensive and collision coverage, and to return the car to the same store on the next business day. Please note, there is a 150-mile limit for 24-hour test drives and the car’s condition must remain consistent with when it left the store.
One of several electric trucks and SUVs that General Motors will introduce in the next few years, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is based on GM’s new EV platform and uses the company’s Ultium battery pack. This midsize SUV is the first of several Cadillacs with “iq” in its name, and the automaker estimates it will provide up to 300 miles of driving range.
Though it sells in small numbers, Subaru’s elemental 2+2 sports car returns for the 2022 model year with a flat-four engine making more power, rear-wheel drive, and a choice between a manual gearbox and an automatic transmission. Design themes are similar to the outgoing car, but with more appealing details that give the 2022 Subaru BRZ a premium look, inside and out. Naturally, new tech is also a part of the package.
There is more to modern vehicles than pickup trucks and SUVs. Some people still want to buy cars, which tend to be less expensive, more efficient, and better to drive on paved roads. Naturally, there isn’t as much activity in this space as there used to be, but we’ve got the new cars for 2021 listed here in alphabetical order. And, as time progresses, be sure to look for electric vehicles from non-traditional car companies, such as the high-end Lucid Air, which appears set to compete head-to-head with the Tesla Model S and others.
Pros: Perhaps the most obvious pro of buying a new car is that you are the first owner. Buying new ensures you'll get the most possible life out of the car since it has almost no miles on it when you start driving it. Even the cleanest used cars can't be in as good of condition as a new car. If you're planning on keeping the car long-term, you can get a lot of years and a lot of miles out of your new car.New cars have excellent warranties that can give you peace of mind. Having your maintenance covered for a certain period ensures that you won't have to worry about maintenance for a while and by the time your warranty expires, you might want to trade-in for another car anyway.