Buying a Taxi

If you’re looking to buy a taxi, an important question you need to ask is ‘new or used’? Some local authorities insist their taxi drivers own a new vehicle, so it’s worth doing your homework first. However, if these restrictions don’t affect you, here are some points to consider when weighing up the advantages of buying a brand new or pre-loved vehicle.

Advantages of buying a new taxi

  • Make it yours – If you want to make your taxi your very own, buying new can be the best way to do it. You can choose the spec, extra gadgets and even the colour that best suits you, and why not? Your car is your office after all.
  • Extra safety – New models come equipped with the most up-to-date safety equipment to give you peace of mind on the roads.
  • Enhanced reliability – A new taxi is less likely to break down but if there was a fault, your new car will be under a manufacturer’s guarantee. Some manufacturers offer warranties of up to seven years.
  • Cheaper running costs – The latest models can often offer greater fuel efficiency to help keep your long-term running costs down, or lower emissions, which can mean reduced rates of road tax.

Advantages of buying a used car

  • Cheaper – You can get your hands on used cars that are a lot cheaper than the original retail price. Not only will you make a big saving but you could even upgrade to a better model than your budget would allow if you were buying new.
  • More choice - Car sales have been slow in recent years, which is to the buyer’s advantage. Not only does that mean there are more cars for you to choose from but you can also get some really good deals on used cars.
  • Retained value – The fastest rate of depreciation in car value takes place in its first year. Buying a high quality used car can help to reduce the rate of depreciation. 
  • High quality – Buying used doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality. Reputable dealers such as The Taxishop offer a range of high quality used vehicles, with a full service history, guaranteed mileage and some still under warranty.

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