Grade 9-12

What Car Should I Buy Activity

Time: 20 min,
Updated: September 15 2021,


Students will be able to:

  • Evaluate their options when buying a car.

In this personal finance activity, students will compare the costs and benefits of new vs used cars.


This is an individual activity where students will examine the costs and benefits of buying a new car versus buying a used car. To complete this activity, students need to follow the directions below:

  1. Watch the video What’s the Cost of Buying a New Car vs a Used Car?
  2. Use either the Quizizz activity or ReadyAssessments Activity to determine the costs and benefits of both options.
  3. After completing the review, write a brief paragraph explaining which car (new or used) you would prefer to purchase and why.