There are many options available to you if you’re looking for a BMW. Aberdeen. If you’ve always wanted to get your hands on a prestige car but can’t or don’t wish to fork out for a brand new model, exploring the second-hand market may well be the answer. Prestige cars tend to hold their value for longer than other models, so you may still be able to get a good price if you sell your model on after a few years. Why not ask a more experienced friend or family member to go around the forecourts with you if you’ve never purchased a second-hand prestige car before?
Can you afford to run it?
You should think about how much tax, insurance and fuel are likely to set you back rather than simply being swayed by the price tag. There is little to be gained by purchasing a car that you can’t afford to run. It’s usually best to buy from a dealer rather than a private seller as you’ll be protected by the Sale of Goods Act. A private seller may not be who they say they are, or they may say they pointed out a fault to you even when they didn’t. Most dealers are part of trade networks and won’t want to jeopardise their reputation or trade association membership by treating your poorly.
Don’t sign on the dotted line without looking at the paperwork closely first. Everything you have been told about the car should be supported by the documents, and evidence of a full service (and if applicable, MOT) history should be available. Always feel free to ask as many questions about the car as you feel you need to. Approach the market sensibly and there’s every chance you’ll have years of excellent motoring to look forward to.