Buying a car can be both an exciting and daunting experience at the same time, especially if you're doing it by yourself. Should you buy new or used, via a dealer or private, online or at an auction? There are so many avenues to choose from, but also many pitfalls to be aware of.

Rule of thumb – when a deal looks so good to be true, it usually is. Buying privately will likely shave thousands of off the selling price but there are risks involved. The vehicle might be stolen or still under finance agreement and should the seller lie about its condition, you could sue but only if you have evidence. And a legal process could turn out to be costly.

Buying from a dealer still remains your safest option as you'll be better protected by the law. But choose wisely, ask around, check if the dealership is approved by major financial institutions and choose one that's well established or part of a franchise. A dealership is also likely to provide you with a choice of various new, used and demo vehicles that will either be sold with a warranty or the option of adding one for increased peace of mind.

There are a course many benefits to buying a new car – no prior owners, no concerns about the vehicle's history and you know exactly what you're going to get. Buying used in turn will save you money and afford you a better speced vehicle than you'd get new for the same price. But what if you could get the best of both? Buying a Nissan demo car might just be the answer. Whether you're looking for a city runabout like the Micra, Tiida and Juke or a spacious commuter like the Qashqai and Livina, you're sure to find your Nissan demo hatch, sedan or crossover match.

Not only will your Nissan demo vehicle be practically new, but also boast very low mileage and an affordable price tag. And if any extras have been added, you might not need to pay for it plus the reminder of warranties, service plans and maintenance plans will still be valid. Best of all, you'll get a vehicle that's only been driven by sales staff and potential buyers, and any issue would've been seen to by the dealership to keep it in showroom condition. Bottom line, buying a Nissan demo vehicle translates into great value for your money and that makes it a buy definitely worth considering.