Psychological Advantages to Used Car Dealerships in Salt Lake City

Many people are well aware that there are very strong psychological advantages associated with purchasing used cars Salt Lake City as compared with purchasing a new car. For example, the owner of a used car will often not have to worry about accumulating minor scratches and other esthetic forms of damage to their car in the same way or to the same degree that an owner of a new car is likely to experience. Moreover, the owner of a used car might not have to worry about where he or she parks his or her car for the very same reason. This is true because a brand new car exists in a more perfected state. As such a minor scratch does more to remove the car from this perfected state which has a strong psychological impact. By contrast a used car is already not in a state of perfection and therefore a scratch will not have the same psychological force.

However, these psychological advantages associated with used cars Utah often do not serve to motivate people to make the choice to purchase a used car as opposed to a new car. Clearly the greatest force of motivation behind the purchase of a used car is the price. A new car simply costs more than a used car. What is more, a new car will begin to depreciate far more rapidly than a used car will depreciate after it is driven off the lot.

The psychological advantages of purchasing a used car touched upon in the first paragraph serve to reinforce the emotional satisfaction the purchaser of the used car will feel after the transaction has occurred. As such even though these advantages do not serve to motivate the purchase this does not mean that the advantage is not a powerful or valuable force.

Car Karma

If you have purchased a used car in Salt Lake City you may have sat in the front seat after the transaction is complete and looked at the odometer. There are likely thousands of miles registered all driven by some person other than you. You might wonder who drove the car and where did they go? Did they use the car to commute to and from a job that they hated? Perhaps the prior owner was a salesperson with a large territory who loved the open road. Were the prior owners a miserable married couple with two screaming kids in the back seat? Or perhaps the car was owned by good looking, newly married spouses, optimistic with their whole lives ahead of them. Did the car have more than one prior owner? What other states and cities has the car driven through?

Was the car purchased by the dealer at an auction or was it traded in by someone who once bought it new? Was the car in a horrible accident? ?as it used in the commission of a crime or has its existence prior to your ownership been fairly uneventful?

Some of this information you can get by ordering a car history report but most of it you will never know. After the transaction you have legal title to the car which means you can pretty much do what you want with it. But legal title does not mean that you know everything about the car. Much of its history and karma (carma?) is shrouded in mystery. Will you respect this mystery? Will you simply shrug your shoulders in the face of this mystery? Will you even give this mystery a moment’s thought? The choice is yours and most likely you have more pressing issues on which to focus your attention. But that does not mean that the mystery is not there. It is simply an aspect of your new, used car with no intrinsic importance except the importance you assign it in your mind.