When you are looking to invest in a rent to own car there are a lot of things that you will need to keep in mind. Firstly you will need to decide if you want to invest in a new or used car. Obviously a new car will end up costing you more a month than a used car will, but you will also be able to resell your new car for a much higher price than you would your used car.
But besides just the resell value, there are a lot of other factors to take into consideration before you decide on what type of rent to own car you will want to invest in. Here is a look at the pros of both of these types of rent to own cars.
The Pros of Used Cars
That new car smell might be very tempting at first, but don’t be fooled by emotions, rather listen to you bank balance. To put it simply, used cars make financial sense. A new car looses about 40 percent of its value within 3 years. This actually means that buying a new car is the worst financial investment anybody could make, ever.
Used cars also make even more financial sense if you keep in mind that you will be paying lower insurance premiums, lower financing costs and lower registration and licenses fees. Your used car will also have a lower depreciation rate than a new car. This means that you will be getting a better percentage of your investment back on a used car than on a new car. It just makes financial sense to buy a used car.
The Pros of New Cars
Let’s be honest. Nothing compares to that new car smell, it just radiates power and money. Besides smelling nice, new cars might actually end up costing you less at the end of the day. New cars are less likely to brake down and require expensive repairs, like replacing the tires, brakes, muffler or battery. And most new cars have a limited warranty, where the manufacturer will fix any problems (non accident related) that might occur within a specific time frame.
New cars are also fitted with the latest state of the art technology and safety equipment. This means that new cars are saver and compatible with modern life, in the sense that you can have satellite navigation and a wireless Bluetooth connection for your I pod in your car. Advanced technologies in a car is a very big drawing card for most consumers, as this means that they can always be connected and stay in touch whilst traveling. This is something older used cars can not offer.
Both new and used cars have their upsides and downsides. The prospect of owning a brand new car is very alluring, but you need to ask yourself if you can really afford to spend almost twice the money on a new car, when a used car is just as good.