Classic cars have seen a surge in values that has priced them out of the reach of most mortals, in fact, most rare British roadsters from the ‘60s and ‘70s are now worth more than a brand-new sports car.

More common older cars can still be found at a massive saving compared to new ones but aside from that lucrative price-tag, not every old car is a bargain buy. There are a lot of hidden costs just lurking beneath the surface that can easily turn that cheap used car into an expensive nightmare.

Classics too have their issues, you will need to be fastidious about the servicing and maintenance to ensure that it retains its value and parts are not always easy to come by. Drive it too much and it loses value too. Modern cars can offer a much less fussy ownership experience and we have taken a look at some of the most important reasons for going new instead of used.