What is the best age to buy a used car?

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asked May 29, 2022 in Buying & Selling by Promover (820 points)
What is the best age to buy a used car?

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answered May 29, 2022 by Aporkchop (7,660 points)
The best age to buy a used car is when the car is 5 years old or less.

If the car is older than 5 years or older than 10 years then the chances are the mileage will be higher and the depreciation will be higher as well as other problems may arise.

Still if you get the car cheap enough then even a 10 year old or even 20 year old car can be a good car.

I bought a cheap $400.00 car that was 20 years old and drove it for 5 years and it was still going strong but I gave it to a friend who needed a car and so far he's still driving it.

Cars will never be banned as we need cars and vehicles to get around.

However some places may ban the sales of gas cars in the future and only allow sales of electric cars although you can still drive your gas car or diesel car or vehicle even when the sale of gas cars and diesel vehicles are banned.

The pros and cons of owning an electric car include.

Pros of electric cars                               Cons of electric cars
Electric cars are energy efficient              Electric cars can't travel as far
Electric cars reduce emissions                Fueling takes longer
Electric cars require lower maintenance    Electric cars are sometimes more expensive

Electric cars do tend to last longer than gas cars.

The electric car does not have the gasoline motor that can wear out as fast although the electric motor eventually can wear out but as long as the electric motor is not overloaded they tend to last longer than the gas motor.

An electric car will survive for more years and require less maintenance.

But, a gas-powered car will go further on a single fill-up and is easier to replace parts over time.

Electric cars that run off of batteries solely do not need oil changes.

However if the electric gar is a gas engine car and both an electric car then the gas engine would need to have an oil change.

Electric cars do not pay road tax because the electric car is charged using electricity.

However electric car owners do pay taxes through their electric bill and also when they register and tag the electric car the money for the tags and registration of the car and property tax helps pay for road issues that road tax on gasoline would pay for.

Electric cars do eventually pay for themselves.

However it takes around 10 years for an electric car or other electric vehicle to pay for themselves.

You won't see immediate savings when purchasing a new or used electric vehicle and sometimes by the time it's paid for itself it may be ready to retire the electric car and get another one.

However sometimes electric cars may last longer and keep going as long as they are properly maintained.

Electric cars do have air conditioning.

The electric cars air conditioning pump uses electricity through the batteries to power the electric car air conditioning pump.

Unlike a gasoline car that uses the engines power to power the cars air conditioning pump which is driven by a belt and uses more gasoline.

Electric cars do heat up faster than gasoline cars as the heater in an electric car is a resistance heater and immediately throws out heat unlike the gas engine car which uses coolant to heat the car when the engine warms up.

Keeping your vehicle plugged in allows the motor and seats to warm up without sacrificing driving range.

EVs don't cause emissions when idling, so letting your car run for about a minute to two should be enough time for systems to get up and running won't hurt the environment.

If your electric car dies then you'll be stranded on the side of the road or wherever the electric car dies.

Then you'll need to get towed or hook a generator up or plug the electric car in somehow.

Current electric vehicles travel about 250 miles on a charge, though there are some, such as Teslas, that can do about 350 miles on a charge.

Many automakers have announced plans to bring to market electric vehicles that promise longer range and even faster charging.

Electric cars take on average of 8 to 12 hours to fully charge depending on how low the battery is in the electric car.

If the battery in the electric car is only slightly low then it may charge fully in as little as 30 minutes to an hour.

To charge an electric vehicle takes between 8 to 12 hours if the battery is really low.

If you have a fast charger for the electric vehicle then it may take as little as a few hours to 30 minutes depending on how low the battery is.

However from a completely low battery in the electric vehicle it can take around 8 to 12 hours to fully charge the electric vehicle.

The reason that it's said we should ban gas cars is because the gas cars are considered bad for the environment and uses gasoline which is not a renewable resource.

Gasoline will eventually run out and although it can be actually renewed it takes millions of years to renew the gasoline.

Gasoline cars also put out emissions and pollute the air through the exhaust although electric cars use electricity which is sometimes produced using coal, natural gas, diesel generators etc.

Really banning gas cars is not a good idea as although electric cars are good for some people they really are not good for towing things such as trailers, travel trailers, going on really long road trips etc.

Gasoline cars and gasoline vehicles are still really the best and will always be.

I have an electric car but I also have a gasoline car which I prefer to take on longer trips.

California cannot really ban gas cars or gas vehicles.

However California can ban the sale of new gasoline cars or gasoline vehicles in their state but not ban current gasoline cars or gasoline vehicles that are being operated as of now.

Banning gasoline cars is not a good idea and actually doing so means less taxes for the roads etc when people go all electric.

Electric cars are not all that great for the environment either as electric cars use electricity to charge the batteries which sometimes uses coal, natural gas etc to create the electricity.

Also electric cars require charging which is actually not always convenient as it can take awhile to charge the electric car up.

With gasoline you just fill the car up and go but with an electric car you must wait a few hours or so before your battery is charged up.

With gasoline it takes maybe a few minutes to fill up and then leave.

Electric cars also use resources to make which are not that great for the environment.

If California did actually ban gas cars or gas vehicles then the state of California would lose a lot of residents.

Many people are already leaving California due to too many regulations and adding more regulations and banning gas cars would likely cause more people to leave California.

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