If you’ve seen the prices of new autos for sale lately, you probably ended up with sticker shock. Considering the fact that the average price of a new car exceeded $31,000 for the first time in the spring of 2013, that would be an understandable reaction.
Fortunately, spending more than $30,000 for new autos for sale isn’t your only choice, because it’s pretty easy to find great deals on local used car websites. Thus, the biggest concern for most people today isn’t the cost of affording a reliable car, but the cost of fuel and maintenance.
Although it would be great to be able to shop autos for sale without thinking about gas, now that gas is nearly $4.00 per gallon, economy always comes into play for the regular working folk. After all, how many people have enough money to pay $100 per week in gas? That would be the equivalent of a monthly payment for a nice new car.
That being said, it is sometimes worth it to spend a little more at car auctions or other car sales if you’re getting a car that’s great on gas. In fact, this is the whole reason that some people spend so much more on hybrid cars, because they feel that slightly higher payments pay off over the long-run.
Thus, if you’re considering browsing the latest selections at the new and used car sales near you, understand that it is sometimes worth it to pay a little more for a car that will be cheaper to fill with gas an maintain.