We take look at some of the best things about buying a brand new car.

Buying a new car isn’t just a head versus heart debate; we all know there are plenty of good reasons for buying used or nearly new cars, but, still we carry on buying brand new cars. Here's why...

The Collection

The excitement that builds up when you’re going to collect your first brand new car is immense. The trip to the dealership; the fuss that’s made of you as you’re talked through the controls of your new car; that feeling when you drive off for the first time!

With many dealerships now having specialist ‘handover bays’, you may well see your name up in lights (well on a welcome screen at least); a reveal sheet covering your new car and maybe even a little gift to go along with this big present to yourself. An unforgettable experience.

Audi Q4 Handover

That New Car Smell

The instantly identifiable ‘new car smell’ ranks alongside freshly mown grass as one of THE best smells! We all love the smell, so much so that you can buy air fresheners and sprays that claim to be that elusive ‘new car smell’.

The truth is that the only true ‘new car smell’ comes from a new car and it’s a thing of beauty and delight!

Interior view of peugeot-308.

It's Mine!

When you order a new car, you spec it up yourself and with the levels of personalisation around these days, your new car will be unique to you. Alloy wheels – you chose them; colour coded dashboard – you picked that; contrast coloured roof – yours too!

It’s got your genes and your new car is your baby, in a way a used one never can be.

Close up of red Volkswagen Golf R bumper


Once a car’s been on the road for a few thousand miles, not only is the new car smell long gone, but no matter how carefully you drive, little stone chips, parking dints and dinks and scratches appear on your once glossy paintwork.

Looking at the paintwork of your beautiful new car is like gazing into a bottomless lake; intense, gorgeous, unblemished colour, that you’ve chosen. It’s an incentive to do everything in your power to keep it like this and you’ll probably find yourself investing in all manner of car cleaning products!

Audi Under Cover

Let's Go Techno

The multi-media, infotainment, smartphone friendly technology and screens in new cars are just amazing. While you could do similar things using knobs, dials and wires, the new integrated infotainment systems are streets ahead and have a number of advantages; the most important being that they reduce the distraction of trying to hook up your smartphone, no twiddling knobs or trying to find USB docks.

Your music and your contacts are at your fingertips on the touchscreen.

Audi A5 Coupe MMI Infotainment screen

Safety first

New cars have to pass strict safety tests and the newer the car, the stricter the tests it will have to passed.

You can’t put a price on your safety or that of your passengers and the extra airbags, strengthening and collision avoidance technology on new cars, could literally make them life savers.

Lexus ES crash test


Sounds a boring word, but technology moves on apace and there's no denying that new cars are more reliable than their older counterparts. You may like to think you’re laid back and chilled, but no-one feels that way when they’re on the hard shoulder of the motorway or late for work for the tenth time in a month.


Another one that may sound rather dull, but it is in fact one of the biggest benefits of a new car. The length of the warranty depends on the brand you purchase, but can be anything up to seven years.

Whatever the length of your warranty, you have peace of mind that your baby is covered by the manufacturer; less sleepless nights for you!

VW Service Plan

Protecting Your Pocket & The Planet

The newer the car, the more advanced the engine technology, which will help reduce, not only emissions, but also the rate at which pounds escape from your purse/wallet.

With the latest engine technology and good driving, a new car can save you serious amounts of money over a year, at the same time as producing considerably less emissions. It’s a win-win!

Drive Clever

New cars now have technology which will stop you getting too close to the car in front; stop you drifting across lanes on the motorway; take over braking in an emergency.

And these are just a few of the many driver-assist technologies now available. While letting computer technology assist your driving may seem a little sci-fi for some, it’s a sure way to reduce the chances of you, or your passengers being involved in an accident.

volkswagen id3 being charged



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