This will be dictated by a number of factors, chief among which is how warm your pockets are. It’s fair to assume that anyone with the financial means would choose to buy a zero mileage car every single time.
That however is what is wrong with assumptions because many people, me included, even if armed with the fattest bank account in the country, would prefer to buy a used car over a new one. If you don’t have the money to buy a new car, buying a used well maintained car is a viable alternative.
The majority of vehicles on Kenyan roads are, despite bearing the latest number plates, hand me downs from the Japanese domestic market. Brand new cars sold in Kenya account for less than 20 per cent of new registrations each year. Majority of these are commercial vehicles like lorries and pickups, which are justified by the return on investment. New vehicles for personal use accounted for less than 5 per cent of total annual sales this year and every year.
Each option, whether to buy new or used, has its accompanying advantages, let’s look at some of each below;
Advantages of buying used:
Advantages of Buying New:
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