Why Buy New? Discover the Advantages of Buying a New Car from Vantage Motor Group

It’s no secret that most motorists will choose a used car over a new one – largely because of the upfront cost savings. But did you know that buying a new car can work out better for you in the long term?

For example, buying new enables you to specify the vehicle to your exact requirements. Perhaps you’re a music enthusiast and want a premium sound system. Or maybe you get overwhelmed by too many bells and whistles, and want to keep things simple. Whatever your preferences, you can tailor a brand new model to reflect your needs. You can also, of course, choose aesthetic details such as paint colour, alloy wheels, and additional body kit or practical elements, such as roof rails.

Another advantage of buying new is that you can be sure your vehicle is reliable. There’s no wear and tear on any of the parts, the models have been extensively tested by the manufacturer before going to market, and there will be no risk of further costs for repairs or new components shortly after purchase. In addition, all our new cars have their manufacturer warranties, providing reassurance that if an issue may occur, it is likely to be covered, meaning that it can be resolved at no further cost to you.

Lastly, there’s no unknown history to worry about. Your car is going to roll straight off the production line and be transported to the dealership ready for you to collect. You won’t have to worry about how it’s been treated or whether there might be outstanding finance, allowing you to focus on enjoying your new car and wherever it takes you.

Why Buy New?

    Advanced technology Choosing a brand-new vehicle means you’re benefitting from the very latest technology. Many new vehicles now not only feature advanced infotainment systems as standard, but they also offer satellite navigation – sometimes with real time traffic updates – alongside voice command, smartphone mirroring and more. You can also enjoy convenience functions like wireless phone charging, a hands-free tailgate and keyless entry and start.
    Advanced safety features For most of us, safety is critical in our choice of vehicle – especially if we have a family to protect. Safety technology has taken a huge leap forward in the past decade or so, with many more features fitted as standard on new models. Systems such as Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Monitoring are all more readily available, giving you extra peace of mind on the road. Choosing a brand-new car means that not only will you benefit from a raft of these technologies as standard, but you can also specify extras if you like.
    Straight from the manufacturer Approved used cars are always quality checked but often wear and tear occurs over the years. New cars come straight from the product line to your doorstep- so you are guaranteed reliability and know the full history of the car so there is no chance of any sneaky costs creeping up on you.
    Cost of ownership While it’s true that new cars cost more upfront, the cost of ownership will be lower. For example, vehicles don’t need an MOT until they reach three years of age, meaning that’s one expense you’re spared initially. Additionally, APR rates are often much lower in comparison to approved used vehicles meaning that you can save a little extra money each month. Car services are likely to be cheaper too, since there won’t be as much wear and tear on the vehicle that results in a need for new tyres, brake pads and other such items.
    Warranty When you buy new, you have the protection of a full manufacturer warranty for at least the first three years of ownership – although, of course, some brands offer a five or even a seven-year warranty.

    After this initial warranty expires many manufacturers offer extended warranties keeping your car protected for as long as possible. Toyota Warranty is available for cars up to 10 years old or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. So, you can relax knowing you won’t have to pay for unexpected issues.

    New Cars from Vantage Motor Group

    Here at Vantage Motor Group, we offer the full line-up of new cars from Lexus, Toyota, Kia and Škoda. Whether you’re looking for a city-friendly hatchback such as the Toyota Yaris or Kia Picanto, a versatile option like the Škoda Karoq or the Lexus UX, or you simply want to find the most fuel efficient SUV possible, we have a vehicle to meet your needs and budget, including an ever-growing range of Hybrid and Electric powertrain options available.

    Select a franchise to discover the available models in more detail, or get in touch with the team at your local Vantage centre to learn more or arrange a test drive.

    Frequently asked questions​

    Should I buy a new or used car?


    There are, of course, advantages to buying new or used vehicles. We’ve outlined the advantages of buying new on this page, but many people opt to buy used due to budget constraints. You can also choose a nearly new car, which has its own benefits. Speak to one of our specialists today to discuss your needs and budget – you may be surprised at what you can afford.

    When is the best time to buy a new car?


    New cars are available all year, so there’s no pressure to buy at a certain time. However, we recommend keeping an eye on offers – if one comes up that particularly suits you, it’s wise to take advantage of it before it expires. You might also want to consider purchasing in time for the plate changes – in March and September. Many people like the feeling of being among the first to drive a model with the latest registration.

    How long will it take my car to arrive?


    Most manufacturers are experiencing delays in shipping due to supply chain issue and acquiring certain parts- this means that customers are facing longer wait times for their cars to arrive. But dealerships and manufactures are dedicated to informing you of the developments in your vehicle, so you always know what’s happening when.

    What is the best way to finance a car?


    There are several finance options available, offering you a choice to suit your budget. Our finance packages can be tailored according to your preferred deposit, agreement length and annual mileage. You can also choose whether you’d like to ultimately own the car outright or not. Look at our vehicle finance page for more information, or chat to a specialist at your local Vantage Motor Group showroom.

    Are new cars cheaper to insure?


    Unfortunately, there’s no clear answer to this question. Insurance premiums are based on a wide variety of factors, including the make and model you’re insuring, where you live, how many miles you typically travel per year, and which provider you choose. We recommend using a comparison site to get an idea of costs before committing to a policy.

    Are new cars more fuel efficient?


    The current concerns around climate change mean that manufacturers are putting more and more emphasis on fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions. As a result, new cars are typically more economical than used ones – and will be more likely to offer an electrified option that further improves efficiency. That also means cost savings, as you won’t need to fill up the tank as often.

    Contact us If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of buying a new car, or you have some questions, feel free to get in touch with your local Vantage Motor Group dealership. Our friendly, knowledgeable specialists will be happy to talk you through cost savings for specific vehicles or arrange for you to take a test drive.