When you're ready to replace your old vehicle, you've probably wondered whether buying new or used is better. Well, unfortunately, neither option is necessarily better than the other, but there are definitely perks to both. We've listed out a few perks of buying used vehicles below. Keep reading to find out which option is better for you.


One of the main benefits of buying a used vehicle is affordability. Since a used car is objectively cheaper than its newer equivalent, if you take out a loan, your down payment and monthly payments will be much lower than they would be for a used model. It's also easier to pay for a used car all at once, meaning you wouldn't even have to worry about paying on it monthly. Buying used could also potentially mean spending less for more features, or for a nicer model than what you had before.

Lower Insurance Rates

In addition to reduced monthly payments, you'll find that it will also be more affordable to protect your used vehicle. Insurance rates are calculated according to the value of your car, and since used cars cost less, so does their insurance.

Slower Depreciation

A new car loses a lot of its value within the first few years of ownership. While depreciation is a constant process with cars, it tends to level out more after those years. A used car will likely have already gone through this steep decline in value by the time you purchase it, which means you pay a great deal less.


Models get discontinued quite often in the automotive industry, sometimes even popular ones. When you buy used, that becomes less of an issue. Additionally, you can find cars with different trims or features that may no longer be available on those models. Buying used is all about options, because you aren't limited by the features and trims of a single year.

Interested in purchasing a used vehicle? Stop by Cooper Motor Company for a test-drive today. We have a large variety for you to choose from, so come visit us at our dealership, located at 305 E Main St., Clinton, SC 29325. We proudly serve customers from Laurens and Fountain Inn!