Used vs new car test: which should you choose?
The ultimate head-to-head test as we see if a used car can live up to its brand new rival
Does the value of buying a used car outweigh the thrill of a new car purchase? We wanted to find out, so we’ve brought together five pairs of cars from a wide range of classes in a unique used vs new clash.
Few things can match the thrill of buying a new car, from the excitement of picking out your perfect spec to the pleasure of arriving at the dealer to collect your factory-fresh pride and joy.
But what if you spent the same amount of cash on a nearly new model? Would you be able to get an even more alluring machine – and would the extra desirability, size and performance be worth it when you consider the lack of a new car warranty and other aftersales perks?
We look at everything from superminis to vast SUVs to find out which models make the most sense to the heart and the head, so click on the links below or at the top left of this page for our full review on each used vs new category.
Used cars and new cars go head-to-head
- • Used Mercedes E-Class vs New Skoda Superb
- • Used Land Rover Discovery 4 vs New Kia Sorento
- • Used Porsche Cayman vs New Audi TTS
- • Used Ford Fiesta vs New Dacia Sandero
- • Used BMW X3 vs New Honda CR-V
What do you see as the pros and cons of buying new or used cars? Let us know in the commnets section below...
In this review
- 1Introduction - currently readingThe ultimate head-to-head test as we see if a used car can live up to its brand new rival
- 2Used Mercedes E-Class vs New Skoda SuperbFamily cars: Spacious, upmarket Mercedes E-Class and Skoda Superb do battle
- 3Used Land Rover Discovery 4 vs New Kia SorentoOff-roaders: Chunky seven-seat Land Rover Discovery 4 and Kia Sorento head off tarmac
- 4Used Porsche Cayman vs New Audi TTSSports cars: Thrilling Porsche Cayman and Audi TTS coupes go head-to-head
- 5Used Ford Fiesta vs New Dacia SanderoSmall cars: Bargain Dacia Sandero supermini faces UK's best-selling Ford Fiesta
- 6Used BMW X3 vs New Honda CR-V Crossovers: Which rugged family car is a better buy, the BMW X3 or the Honda CR-V?