Automatic vs. Manual Used Cars: Which One is Better?

Looking to Buy a Used Car But Cannot Decide Whether to Go for Automatic or Manual? Here Are Things to Consider

There has been a long-standing public opinion that anyone should avoid getting a used car with automatic transmission due to its unreliability and the exorbitant repair cost.

When it comes to these aspects, both automatic and manual transmissions are the same. The model year is also one of the deciding factors: you can get a manual used car of the same make and model year but in worse condition than its automatic counterpart.

All in all, it depends on how the car was maintained by its previous owner. Admittedly, manual cars will require lighter repair than automatic cars when both options are in the same poor condition.

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Still, choosing the right option when buying a used car should not be a shot in the dark. You cannot just judge its quality from how it looks outside—the body and the paint—or from whether it has all the necessary documents.

One of the ways to do it right is to hire a vehicle examiner or an auto repair shop to examine every inch of the car. However, it is not an easy task.

In addition to costing some money, it is likely to cause misunderstanding between the seller (or the used car dealer) and the buyer, the seller and the examiner, or the repair shop hired. As a result, you will face a new problem instead of getting a car that is exactly like you want.

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That is why buying a used car from a trusted dealer will be wiser and easier, which is still an efficient and effective way to get a used car. This will be particularly true for used car dealers that can provide quality assurance for the cars they sell, as reflected in the quality of the cars and the transparent pricing they implement.

Typically, dealers that can provide this level of assurance will have inspected the cars they put up for sale, from frunk to trunk. The report of the inspection done by trustworthy examiners they hire will form the basis for the pricing.

These are all that mobil88 offers to customers in their car showrooms. Founded in 1988, the company buys used cars, performs auto reconditioning on them, and sells them to customers with a warranty. 

On top of that, mobil88 guarantees that the cars they sell have never been caught in floods or had an accident and come with all the necessary documents, giving you peace of mind.

With mobil88’s more than 30 years of experience, its systems and procedures are both professional and acclaimed. The company now has 21 branches across big cities in Indonesia: Medan, Pekanbaru, Palembang, Balikpapan, Jakarta, Bekasi, Depok, Tangerang, Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya, and Denpasar.

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