So, I was in a car accident today, and it seems as though I may have to buy another car. I am WILLING to spend 30k on a brand new car, but I am wondering if it is worth it. I can find a used car with 20 - 30 thousand kms on it, and spend a lot less. Of course, that means trusting somebody, or trusting a dealership that there isn't something wrong with this used car.
I owned my last car for like 10 years before crashing it today, but it never let me down. I bought it used with 38k kms on it and over the last 10 years, have needed new tires, some minor break work, needed one of the windshield motors replaced, and regular maintenance. To me, reliability is huge in a car. It never once broke down, and started every single morning when I went out to it in Edmonton's -35 degree weather (Always plugged in, though).
So, what are your thoughts? Spend 30k on a new car or spend less on a used car? Thanks for the help, fellahs.
PS, I have NEVER owned a brand new car.