One of the most common questions that we get in regards to vehicle purchases is whether it is best to purchase a brand new car, demonstrator car or used car.
The simple answer is that it depends! There are advantages and disadvantages to each of the above options and your budget, patience and flexibility all have a role to play in deciding whether a new or used vehicle is the way to go. So for a quick summary of the pros and cons of buying a new car or a used car please read below.
A demo car will generally have low kilometres on the clock. However, this should be considered with the knowledge that it will most likely have been used for test drives so there may have been a great many different people driving the car
Technically, a new car is a car that has not been registered. Whilst the date of registration determines exactly when a new car becomes a used car, when referring to the age of a car, it is usual to refer to the date that the vehicle was built. In fact it is certainly possible to find used cars or demonstrator cars that are actually newer (in terms of physical age) than their equivalent technically new cars!
At Private Fleet, one of our dealer conditions is that new australia cars with build and/or compliance plates older than 90 days must be declared up front.