If the manual gearbox is still the most used in France, the automatic gearbox has many advantages, however. Smooth driving, better vehicle control … automatic mode attracts more and more users. But is it easy to find a vehicle with this gearbox on the second hand market?
Did you know that there is a special “automatic gearbox” driver’s license? Because the cost of driving lessons represents a real budget, there is an alternative. Also called BVA, this permit costs on average 30% less than a classic permit. The reason ? The law requires a minimum of 13 hours of driving, compared to 20 hours for the classic license. “Less work, more ease” is a bit like the credo of an “automatic” box. The car handles the gearbox and clutch for you. A great advantage that eliminates the problems of start or stop that we all find with a manual gearbox. Admittedly, driving is more enjoyable, the driver no longer has to worry about changing gears, so he can keep his hands behind the wheel to concentrate on the road. An obvious increase in comfort, especially when driving around the city, which is more congested. No need to constantly shift gears, the car takes care of everything! It is also during these city trips that you optimize your fuel consumption, as opposed to a manual gearbox. But of course, comfort comes at a price. Generally, between € 1,000 and € 2,000 more are needed for this type of model. Fortunately, it is very possible to get a vehicle with automatic transmission at a lower cost thanks to the occasion.
More than 15,000 used vehicles with automatic transmission available at Spoticar
This is one of the most sought after features of used car buyers: automatic transmission. If it can sometimes seem difficult to find the model of your dreams, it is very likely that your search will not be in vain. In fact, at the time of writing, Spoticar offers more than 15,000 used vehicles, with automatic gearbox, in all its 1,200 points of sale in France. By calling one of Spoticar’s professionals, Stellantis’ multi-brand second-hand car label, you will no doubt find the vehicle you need. A quality of service and a varied offer that can explain that 92% * of the French are satisfied with the purchase of a used vehicle (according to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive).
In addition to personalized assistance, at Spoticar all vehicles on offer are subject to more than 100 checkpoints. From the body to the engine, of course through the electrical system, everything is carefully examined. Thus, the vehicles are sold in perfect condition, and enjoy a warranty of up to 24 months and 24/7 assistance throughout Europe. And because it’s important to feel comfortable in your vehicle, you can try driving before you buy. Do you still have doubts? Spoticar offers you up to 10 days, within the limit of 1,000 kilometers traveled, to be satisfied or refunded! Not bad right?
But let’s face it, if vehicles with automatic transmission can be very attractive, it’s the price that can sometimes drive us back. Choosing a used vehicle instead of a new vehicle gives you the chance to get the vehicle of your choice without suffering a discount (30% in the first year and up to 50% loss in 3 years). And with Spoticar, you will have no maintenance costs for 15,000 miles or 12 months after your purchase. The brand is aware that not everyone has the same financial means. That’s why Spoticar professionals offer you various financing solutions: cash, credit with option to buy (LOA) or long-term rental (LLD).
As you can see, whether you are an experienced driver or a young person looking for an easier and more enjoyable ride, the automatic transmission is for you. Thanks to Spoticar and its experts, you will be able, according to your profile, to find the most suitable model for your needs among more than 15,000 vehicles with ATMs of the brand. What are you waiting for to try?
* The Harris Interactive study was conducted in March 2022 on a sample of 1,516 people representing French people aged 18 and over.
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