New wins here: You’ll generally have fewer repair bills and greater peace of mind with a new car. If you buy used, you don’t know how the previous owner treated the car, so it’s wise to protect yourself. Have a mechanical inspection done and get a report showing the car’s history of accidents and damage.
New vehicles typically come with longer warranties, but you can buy a warranty for your used vehicle as well. Or consider a third approach: A certified preowned vehicle is a used vehicle that meets a set of requirements, often determined by the manufacturer. These vehicles generally include an extended limited warranty.