Learn everything you need to know about buying a car

If you want to buy a car, there are a few things to consider. In addition to the purchase price, you also have to pay for everything related to the car. Find out here what is meant by this.

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All information about buying a car

What you should know about buying a car.

  • If you buy a new car, it's only worth it if you plan to drive the same car for at least 6 years. (Learn more about buying a car)
  • That means you are tied to the same car for a long time.
  • You commit a lot of capital at once. (Learn more about the different cost of buying a car)
  • You can configure every detail of your new car.

There will be further costs

In addition to the purchase price, however, you have to pay for other costs.

  • These costs are spread over the entire year: Insurance, service & maintenance, cantonal redemption, taxes, tyres.
  • It is therefore difficult to get an overview of the total costs of the car you have bought.
  • According to a study, car drivers overestimate their costs by up to 50%. (Learn more about buying a car)
  • According to this study, car costs are twice as high as assumed.
  • And if you want to sell your car again at a later date, this can sometimes prove to be very troublesome. (Learn more about the risks of buying an occasion car)
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Questions and answers about buying

What do I need to consider before buying?

You can choose your new car and configure it to your wishes. However, there is a high purchase price involved and buying a car is only worthwhile if you plan to drive the same car for at least 6 years. (Learn more about buying a car)

Is buying the best solution?

If you are not sure whether you should buy your car or whether a subscription is the cheaper alternative, you can find out and compare the costs with our total cost calculator. You can find the link here.

Can a senior citizen buy a car?

Yes, of course, people of advanced age can buy a car. But if they don't know exactly how long they want to drive their new car, a car subscription is a good alternative. With a subscription, a car can be driven for only 3, 6 or 36 months. (Learn more about getting a car as senior)

Expats in Switzerland - what do they need to know about buying a car?

If expats want to buy a new car, there are a few things they need to know. This is because they have to take care of the insurance, the cantonal redemption and the service themselves. (Learn more about getting a car as expatriates)

What else do you have to pay in addition to the purchase price?

The purchase price for a new car is not enough. You also have to pay for insurance, cantonal redemption, taxes, tyres and storage, and services & maintenance. These costs add up quickly. (Learn more about the risks of buying an occasion car)

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