Practicality has always been the name of the game and choosing a car for a newbie driver is no different. Although people have this tendency to think that only brand new cars are ideal, such is not always the case. When you’re a beginner driver, what you must have foremost in mind is safety, not just for yourself but also for the pedestrians who will unavoidably be sharing the road with you.
However, the kind of car that you will be driving in your first foray into being a responsible driver must also be given careful thought. A brand new car may seem ideal but aside from the fact that you must have the budget in order to afford a new one, it really doesn’t have that much of an edge against a used or surplus car in excellent condition.
Used or surplus cars from reputable dealers are not only as good as new ones but for a fraction of the price of a brand new vehicle, it is very practical as well. Getting to places with the least worries is your main concern and a good second-hand or surplus car can do that and more. Given that it’s not as pricey as a new one, you can banish your worries about minor scrapes and scratches as these things are admittedly not as overwhelming as when denting your brand new car all because you are still “learning”.
In hindsight, a used or surplus car has the advantage of not being as expensive as it’s brand new counterparts which means less worries about all other factors other than driving safely and responsibly. But like all pre-loved items up for grabs and as a potential buyer of a used or surplus vehicle, you must also do your research, ask the right questions, and be prepared for potential repairs and maintenance costs. Practicality is the name of the game but like everything else, it has its pros and cons.
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