Buying new vs buying used

Buying a car is an experience that most people look forward to irrespective of whether they consider themselves ‘enthusiasts’ or otherwise. Everyone remembers their first car and most people remember the cars their parents took them to school in. I distinctly remember my mother’s Hillman Hunter and my father’s Fiat 131 Mirafiori. When I started driving, I started off in a broken down white Metro and eventually I graduated to a Peugeot 505 which I held onto till I drove it to the ground and went on to own several cars but till this very day, I have never bought a new car. And I often think: what is it that makes people buy new cars? If everyone had my mentality there would be no cars on the road because no one would buy them new in the first place.

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