What if ….. you bought a car just to go on vacation?
Buy a used car for the summer
I am very serious : ad sites are currently full of used cars at sometimes surprising prices. The reason is quite simple: in big cities, thousands of motorists have realized that their car is no longer allowed to drive in the low emission zone in which they live, or that it will no longer have the right to circulate there next year.
In Île-de-France, for example, diesel cars from before 2005 are now banned. They will be next year in other major cities. However, it must be understood that a car that is 15 years old or barely more has sometimes traveled less than 200,000 kilometers, or barely more. And for some engines, of certain brands of cars deemed reliable, this is barely half of their life expectancy under normal conditions.
This car could rise in value
As a result, there are cars on the market that can drive for a long time, clad in electronics, for a few thousand euros. Some are sold off at half of their normal residual value.
If you don’t live in an EPZ, or you don’t need to cross one, know that there are real good deals to be had, especially since the market is suddenly saturated. And in a few months, or a few years, if you decide to part with this car, you can be sure that there will still be a dynamic export market. And the conversion aid should be maintained for a while: a car bought for 1,000 or 2,000 euros today could thus be worth double or triple that in a year.
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