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Debunking common myths about buying a used car

16 Feb 2024

When it comes to buying a used car, there are many myths and misconceptions that can make the process seem daunting. However, it's important to separate fact from fiction to make an informed decision. Let's debunk some of the most common myths about buying a used car.

Myth 1: Used cars are unreliable

This is a common misconception that often discourages people from considering a used car. With proper maintenance and care, many used cars can be just as reliable as new ones. It's important to research the specific make and model you are interested in to determine its reliability.

Myth 2: Used cars don’t have the latest technology

You don’t have to miss out on the latest technology because you have opted for a used car. Many of the used cars in the Tangelo range are three years old or younger meaning depending on specification they will include the technology you find in a new car.

Myth 3: Used cars are more expensive to maintain

While it's true that older cars may require more frequent maintenance, the overall cost can still be lower compared to buying a new car. Additionally, with advancements in technology, many used cars now come with extended warranties or certified pre-owned programs that offer added peace of mind.

Myth 4: Used cars have hidden problems

While it's important to thoroughly inspect a used car before purchasing, it's not fair to assume that all used cars have hidden problems. Tangelo used cars go through a multi point check to ensure they meet the Tangelo Standard.

Now that we've debunked some common myths, let's explore the most reliable used cars in the UK. These models have proven to be dependable and provide excellent value for money.

  • Honda Civic

Known for its reliability and fuel efficiency, the Honda Civic is a popular choice among used car buyers. It offers a comfortable ride, ample interior space, and a range of engine options to suit different preferences.

  • Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla has a reputation for being one of the most reliable cars on the market. It boasts a spacious and comfortable interior, excellent fuel economy, and a strong resale value.

  • Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf combines reliability with a touch of luxury. It offers a refined interior, precise handling, and a range of powerful yet efficient engines.

In conclusion, buying a used car doesn't have to be a daunting experience. By debunking common myths and choosing one of the most reliable models available in the UK, you can make a smart and informed purchase. Remember to do thorough research, get a professional inspection, and consider factors such as reliability, fuel efficiency, and resale value.

Are you on the look out for a used car? Take a look at Tangelo's current stock and get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable sales team to book an appointment or a test drive at our Exeter Customer Hub.

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