Last month we started you off on a few of the benefits you can hope to achieve when purchasing second hand. If you have had a chat to your car finance company already and you are all set to purchase your car, we would highly recommend buying ‘pre-loved’, and here are just a few more reasons why:


Car companies the world over are working extremely hard to ensure that the modern car is a dependable asset. The safety and quality of cars today totally outshines all older models in terms of the car’s longevity and reliability.

Did you know that a car build five years ago (today) is likely to have at least a third fewer problems than one built ten years ago? As our technology is improving every day, so are our cars. If you’re buying a modern second hand vehicle, you can hope to depend on your purchase – more so than one might have ten years ago, it would seem!

We suggest purchasing any vehicle younger than 2011, as these should last another six-to-ten years with ease.


As with dependability, cars of yesteryear were certainly packing a lot less safety features than the more modern models out there. The bottom line here is that you don’t have to go down to the store and purchase a brand-spanking new motor vehicle in order to insure yourself safety.

Cars produced since as early as 2009 are made with safety in mind: meaning you’ll have features such as electronic stability control (this feature is in almost all vehicles produced since 2012), anti-lock brakes, and side-curtain airbags housed safely in your second hand car.

So, are second hand cars sounding like the most sensible option to you right now? If you haven’t already sorted your car finance yet, or you’d just like some car financing advice, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Car Finance: we’ll be sure to set you up with the right pair of wheels at a fair cost!