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What Questions To Ask Yourself When Buying A Used Car

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What Questions To Ask Yourself When Buying A Used Car


So, you’re in the market for a new (but pre-loved!) car. If you’ve never bought a used car before or it’s been a while since the last time you did, then there are certain questions you need to ask yourself before you head into the dealership or meet up with a private seller.


At Mantello PEUGEOT, we always have a huge range of the best used cars from the most trusted brands on offer. However, each car has its own unique look and personality, and the idea of being bombarded by them all at once may feel overwhelming.


That’s why we’re here to help the process of buying a used car easy. Continue reading to find out how you can prepare before going out to buy your dream vehicle.


#1: Should I buy a new or used car?


We know that this is an article offering you advice on buying a used car, but it’s important to determine whether or not a used car would actually be good for you. Both of these options have pros and cons, so it’s best to do research online and ask your network of friends, colleagues, and family what they think. Ultimately, there is no incorrect decision to make here - it’s all about personal preference.


#2: How are you planning to afford and pay for this car?


Before you even take a look at what used cars are out there, sit down and note down what your budget is. Ascertain the maximum price you are willing to pay, whether or not you can afford the car in the long run, and if you are looking to get a loan.


Luckily here at Mantello PEUGEOT, we’ve got a trusted, knowledgeable and highly experienced Business Manager who can help find the right financial and insurance options for you or your business. We've got an extensive range of services such as corporate lending, leasing, consumer finance, and extended warranty that we are more than happy to help you out with. You can start chatting with us today by filling out our simple online enquiry form.


#3: What do you like and dislike about your current car?


Knowing what you currently like and dislike about the car you have now is a good way to figure out what you want your next car to have and what you want it not to have. From here you can determine if you want a newer or older pre-loved model, preferred body shape, an automatic or manual transmission, the fuel type, and even the number of seats and doors you would like. 


When you browse through the used cars stock on the Mantello PEUGEOT website, there are handy filters that help show you the cars that fit your preferences. Even more, when you click on your potential next vehicle, we provide photos and key features and details about it to help you make an informed decision.


#4: Will this car suit your lifestyle?


Think about who will be using this car. If you’re planning to fit the whole family inside or have plans to expand your current family unit, you will want to think about how much size, space and safety the used car you’re interested in can offer you.


And it’s not just families that need big space in a car - if you’re someone with adventurous hobbies that require you to travel with a surfboard or your golfing equipment, you’ll want a car that carries all that weight with ease.


#5: What do the experts have to say? 


Just like when choosing a good restaurant for your next outing with mates, it’s always a good idea to find reviews and see what people are saying about the car you are interested in. Websites like carsales.com.au and Drive are great resources to read reviews of the make and model, and if you’re interested in multiple cars, you can even compare them side-by-side without ever having to leave the house.


Mantello PEUGEOT is here to help out


We’ve got years and years of experience at Mantello PEUGEOT helping our customers find the perfect used car for them. We live and breathe cars, and we do our best to make sure that you have a seamless and positive experience every second you interact with us. Chat to us about your next used car purchase via our quick online contact form, on the phone at (03) 9930 4444 or at our dealership in Roxburgh Park.