Which Car Should I Buy? | Lancashire & Wigan | Chorley Group

Which Car Should I Buy?

The choices are overwhelming! There are literally hundreds of different shapes and size vehicles out there, further multiplied by the increasing number of alternative fuel options like Hybrid and Electric cars. You could start by exploring the different Types of Cars available through one of our franchised brands including Nissan, Hyundai, Kia and MG. Alternatively you can jump straight into our Used Car Finder and see if anything grabs your attention.

A. Do you already have a car? We'll buy it!

Do you currently own a car? If yes, you'll be happy to know that Chorley Group will buy your current car off you! You can use the exchange value of your existing car when you apply or buy a new car from us – substantially reducing the total monthly payments or purchase price off your new vehicle.

We offer Free Online Valuations so you can find out the market value of current car. You will receive an e-mail confirming the price we are willing to pay for your vehicle - the price is determined by the current market value, condition and mileage of your car by CAP HPI, so you can rest assure you're getting a fair price.

B. Should I get a New or Used Car?

A frequently asked question when purchasing a new vehicle is this – should I get a new or used one? The answer is…it depends.

Both options have their own unique advantages so it’s really down to personal preference. We've listed a few of difference between the two.

Pro's of a New Cars

  1. Newer technology and mod cons.
  2. More fuel efficient engines and tech.
  3. Don’t need MOT Tests for the first 3 years.
  4. Are covered by manufacturer warranties. (3-7 years depending on brand)
  5. Require little to no maintenance.
  6. Parts much less likely to need replacing.

Pro's of a Used Cars

  1. Cheaper to buy outright than new cars.
  2. Much wider variety of choice.
  3. Less depreciations compared with first few years on a new.
  4. All our Used Cars are covered by a minimum 12 month warranty with the option to extend.

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C. Petrol, Diesel or Alternative Fuel?

Consider whether you’re after a petrol, diesel or alternative fuel (electric, hybrid) or open any fuel type. Typically diesel will give you more mileage per gallon (ideal if you frequently do long journeys). However diesel vehicles are often more expensive than petrol and both are subject to changing emission tax rates.

Alternatively, the car industry is undergoing a gradual shifting away from fossil fuel based vehicles towards more eco-friendly hybrid and electric vehicles (EV). These cars are partially or entirely powered by electricity charged up either at home or in public. Whilst EV's are more expensive to buy upfront you will more than make up for it by completely eliminating your fuel bill.

D. What Type of Driver are You?

The type and frequency of the journeys you make will help narrow down your options early in the buying process. How often you travel, what sorts of trips you make, how many passengers you often have, do you have any pets - all worth while considerations.

City commuters might prefer a smaller, fuel efficiency City Car. If you only make short journeys between home, work and school each day, you might not require much annual mileage compared to a driver who travels long distances for work each day.

If you're the parent of a large family and like to get away for the weekend, you’ll ideal want a roomy SUV Carwith ample leg room and storage space.