There are mornings where we end up sleeping through our alarms and then wake up with a start whilst having to rush through getting ready and then running to get to your bus/train on time. So, while you are sitting or standing there in your cramped morning commute tired and hungry that you realize it might be time for you to get a car. A car can understandably make things a lot more convenient for you, however, not everyone has the money to buy a new car, especially when you’re just starting out with a full-time job. So, if you cannot afford a brand new car, your next best option is buy an old or used car.

When we think of used cars, we think of cars that are damaged beyond repair and rusting, however, that isn’t usually the case. A lot of used cars that are available for sale are in good condition and are only either a few months or a few years old. Of course as a rule of thumb, try not to opt for a used car that is over 5 years old or has 50,000 mileage on it. You can even call in a mechanic to inspect the car for you and take it for a test drive afterwards as well.

You can always take care of small problems over the months after you buy the car and then slowly personalize it according to your preferences. You can get the paint or interior of your choice, get under the seat options for speakers and so on. If anything, this personalization will cost you less compared to getting them done after buying a new car. While your second-hand car may not immediately suit you, it can still, overtime, with the right work, be just as good as a new one.