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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What our happy customers say

Patrick Mondi
Patrick Mondi

Congratulations to Carvolution AG and its employees. A young company that is really very committed. Without the annoying paperwork, hidden clauses and/or pitfalls. Renting a vehicle was the best option for us in terms of economy, cost control (fixed costs - no ifs and buts!) and flexibility.

Nathalie Belet
Nathalie Belet

I wanted to try a car for a longer period of time, but I did not want to commit to a full lease. I found the interaction with the staff extremely pleasant, fast, with modern communication methods like whatsapp and I felt very at comfortable with it every step of the way. I highly recommend it to everyone! Just try it and you will love it.

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Mario Müller

What else can you say about Carvolution other than: Top notch! The prices are, if you compare all the costs, absolutely unbelievable and the contact with the staff couldn't be more simpler and friendlier. The car was more than I expected in terms of equipment and on my request to get a white car, I even accepted.

Niculina Kamber
Niculina Kamber

Carvolution has convinced and inspired me. The whole process was simple and Carvolution took good care of me. The delivery of the car was fast and professional. I am more than satisfied with the overall service and with my new car. I can warmly recommend Carvolution. A big thank you again to all of you.

Barry Copp
Barry Copp

What I like about them is the service, the entire car package being in one payment (insurance, maintenance & service, repairs, tyres, etc.) and they are very easy to deal with. They speak English, which is useful for me while I am still learning German. As a local Google guide, I highly recommend this company.

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