When it comes to buying a car, nothing is more basic than the choice of buying new or used. Of course, new cars offer all the latest bells and whistles, technological advancements and safety features. They also typically cost about four times more than used cars and depreciate instantly upon purchase. Used cars, if properly maintained and cared for, could last for many more years. However, if they’re beaters or lemons, a buyer might wind up throwing a lot of good money after bad. There are many other considerations, and it pays being well informed before signing on the dotted line.