Essay Archive - Cars: New or Used
New or Used
I've been shopping for a car lately. My 1989 Chevy Cavalier doesn't have much life left. After visiting several car dealerships on a weekly basis and scouring the classified ads for several weeks, I've drawn many conclusions about cars. It is better to buy a used Honda or Toyota, then to buy a new Chevy or Ford. Let me demonstrate the three main reasons why.
Older Japanese cars offer the same, if not higher quality technology than new Chevys or Fords. Many, if not all, of the new mechanical advancements are introduced by foreign automakers. This pattern is caused by American car companies unwillingness....