Are you in the market to buy your first car? You may be in the position to buy something brand-new from a dealer forecourt, but you should nevertheless compare the cost with an alternative used car. Why should you consider buying second-hand instead? Delivery Costs First, when you look at the car in front of you, you need to consider how much it cost to deliver it to this location. If it's used, then the cost will be negligible as it was probably driven to the used car dealer at no cost by its previous owner.