Things to consider when buying a new car

With the rise in popularity of Personal Contract Purchase and lease deals, buying a new car is no longer only accessible for a privileged few; but is it for you?

The twice yearly plate-change represents an ideal moment to start looking at buying a new car; not only for the prestige of owning the latest plate, but also to get the most up to date models available.

Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether or not to purchase a brand new car:

Your driving habits

The best thing you can do when buying a new car is to be honest about your driving habits and to make sure that your new car will work for what you need it for. A two-seater convertible, such as our super-sleek SL Roadster, might be the car you have always dreamed of, but it may not have the space to fit your three Labradors!

Take ten minutes to write down your driving habits. Useful things to consider include: the lengths of your average journey, your hobbies and interests, who is going to be driving the car, how long do you hope to own it for?

Plate Change - driving habits

Financing your vehicle

There are a number of options when it comes to financing your new vehicle. A PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) agreement is an accessible way to purchase a new car, and offers the flexibility to change your car with your lifestyle. Your only upfront cost is a deposit, based upon how much you have to put down against the purchase of your car.

Read our blog “How to pay for a new car” with tips from money saving experts

Purchasing an ex-demonstrator

Ex-demonstrator vehicles are a great way to get your hands on a next to new car. These vehicles will have one previous owner, the dealership, but as demonstrator vehicles will have very low mileage and a very high specification to highlight the best features for new customers. All of our demonstrators are maintained to the outstanding Mercedes-Benz standards.

There are many benefits to purchasing an ex-demonstrator. Learn more about how it could save you money.

Plate Change - Demonstrator

Part exchanging your current vehicle

When making your decision on whether or not to buy a new car, it’s important not to forget the vehicle you already have. We have our own Part Exchange Centre, so Mercedes-Benz South West can offer a great deal on any car, regardless of the make or model. You can also now upload images and videos of your vehicle with your enquiry, so we can give you an estimated valuation of your vehicle without a visit to our dealership.

Read our new Step by Step Guide to Buying Online.

The prestige of the latest plate

The feeling of pride and prestige of owning a Mercedes-Benz is one thing; owning one with the latest plate registration is the top class. Knowing that your vehicle is at the very cutting edge in every aspect gives an unmatched level of security and satisfaction, which is synonymous with “the best or nothing”promise of Mercedes-Benz.

Plate Change - Prestige

The cutting edge

If technology is important to you, a new car ensures that you are benefiting from the latest advancements in connected driving. From the latest MBUX technology with head-up display, to autonomous drive features such as Active Park Assist, a new Mercedes-Benz will always have top of the range features available. Simply put: the best, or nothing.

Explore our model range to see which Mercedes-Benz is right for you.

2 thoughts on “Things to consider when buying a new car

  • Thanks for your kind invitation to look at new models. My concern at this time is that I shall be 85 years old on 6th. september and I have Parkinsons. My consultant says that there is no need for me to worry, I have a clean licence, I
    drive here but more in Spain for three months each year.I should have a no problem with DVLA. I would hate to buy a new car and then not to be able to drive. I will contact you nearer the 2nd. September to arrange a viewing.

    • Dear Mr Bennett,

      Thank you for getting in touch. We look forward to seeing you in September to discuss your requirements.

      With very best wishes,
      Chloe Solman
      Direct & Digital Marketing Specialist

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