I’m a big advocate for helping people get the most out of their money.
Even at the grocery store I’ll stop a woman with Prego spaghetti sauce in her cart and tell her to go exchange it for Ragu, because it’s 50 cents cheaper. People might think I’m nuts, but I don’t care. Money is scarce, and we should get the most value we possibly can, right?
A few cents at the grocery store probably isn’t that big of a deal, but when it comes to larger purchases, like cars, we need to know our hard-earned cash will buy us the most car it possibly can.
Let’s say, for example, that we have a friend who wants to buy a new Honda Accord for about $27K. He isn’t too stoked to get an Accord, because it’s so darned ordinary, but he likes the features he’s getting for the money. Do we let this friend plunk down the cash on a car he’ll struggle to find in any mall parking lot? Yes, we do… but not without first offering some truly exceptional alternatives.
For the same $27,000 (or less) our friend could have some serious pizazz without giving up the reliability and comfort the Accord offers. The answer, of course, is to check out the used luxury market.
If we were a good friend, we’d introduce our buddy to the CarGurus DealFinder and let him discover some of the truly affluent and opulent cars that are available.
After we took 5 seconds to show him how to search the site, we’d let him loose and wait for him to show up in our driveway with a car like one of these late-model values:
Yes, I believe in saving money, but I’m more about spending it wisely. Since we all earn our money through hard work, sometimes we need to truly enjoy the finer things it can buy us. A used luxury car is a brilliant and responsible way to get what you need in a car, along with a little extra swagger for your soul, not to mention your right foot.
Would you rather buy a new car or a used luxury car for roughly the same price?