The Best New Year’s Resolution? Buy a New Car.


Too tired to think of a New Year’s resolution? Don’t wrack your brain needlessly when we’ve got a prewritten resolution you can pawn off as your own: Treat the “New You” with a new car in the new year. It’s a well-deserved present for a well-deserving you—and it may also be necessary if your current vehicle could be considered a clunker, rattletrap, rustbucket, junker, bucket of bolts, heap of tin, or any other nickname synonymous to “a really old car.”

If you could use an upgrade to jumpstart 2020, trade in your old vehicle for a new Hyundai at your local car dealership. Here are a few good reasons why you should replace your beat-up jalopy with a new one.

1. Reliability

Above all else, the biggest advantage to buying a new car is its dependability. With a nice, new car, you won’t have to worry much about breakdowns and the cost of related auto repairs, let alone the time you’ll have to spend to get all those repairs done. Time equals money, after all. And being the only owner, you’ll always know what your vehicle’s been through, and you won’t have to pray that your vehicle will start in the morning.

2. Warranty

When your old car takes a you-know-what, you’re on the hook for its repairs. If you have a new car, it’s covered by a fairly extensive and long warranty. Should any mechanical issue or defect show its ugly face, all the vehicle repairs, parts replacements and service related to fixing those issues are 100% paid for by the automaker.

For instance, if you buy the new Hyundai Santa Fe, it’ll come backed by America’s Best Warranty. When other automakers provide 5- or 6-year coverage, Hyundai puts its money where its proverbial mouth is by offering buyers an extremely friendly 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. That added peace of mind is virtually priceless.

3. Better Gas Mileage

Older cars aren’t very efficient—this is quite obvious. A 2007 Ford Taurus, for example, only returned 21 mpg combined. Most newer vehicles can get that type of fuel economy in their sleep. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata and its 2.5L 4-cylinder engine get up to 38 mpg (highway).

Even older Toyota Prius models can’t compete with newer hybrid cars when it comes to gas mileage; the new Hyundai Ioniq gets up to 59 mpg per tank, while a 2007 Prius only returns about 45 mpg.

4. Leasing

Leasing is an excellent option for buyers who don’t drive a lot and want less hassle out of the entire experience. Leasing ensures you have a vehicle that’s always under warranty and requires very little care aside from routine maintenance and oil changes. Plus, you’ll always have the newest gizmos and safety tech to play around with.

Read more about leasing vs. buying new cars.

5. Low Financing Rates

Here’s a secret: Auto dealers want to sell more new cars than used cars. To do so, they usually offer lower rates on new vehicle loans. If you’re a qualified buyer—and sometimes even if your credit isn’t great—you may be able to pay less in interest on a new car than you would a pre-owned vehicle.

6. Safety

Automobile safety is a big reason to upgrade to a new vehicle. What was once the norm in 2010 is now outdated in 2020. Today’s vehicles feature more advanced driver-assist and safety systems, most of which are standard. Adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision-avoidance assist, lane-keeping assist and many other Hyundai SmartSense features hadn’t even been imagined a decade or two ago.

Get More for Your Vehicle Trade-In at McCarthy Olathe Hyundai

If you live in Olathe—which happens to be one of the healthiest cities in America—improve your (financial) health in the new year by visiting McCarthy Olathe Hyundai. Trade in your old car for a reliable new Hyundai at our dealership, and get above-market value for your vehicle. You’ll drive away with more confidence in your ride, more money in your pocket, and a New Year’s resolution that was actually accomplished for once.

Contact our Hyundai dealership near Kansas City at 913-324-7355 to ask about our new 2020 Hyundai specials and get a trade-in estimate.

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