I am building a web page that lists vehicles for sale, and one of the criteria I would like to list is whether the vehicle is new or used. Currently the best label I can come up with is "New or Used", but there must be a better label that I can use.

Note that this word would serve as a hypernym for new and used.


New or Used: Used

  • What's wrong with the terms "New" and "Used"? These are well-established terms in the car trade that have clear meanings. In my opinion, they cannot be improved upon.
    – Erik Kowal
    May 14, 2015 at 7:20
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    @ErikKowal I think OP is looking for a hypernym under which he can specify whether the car's X is "New" or "Used".
    – Andrew Leach
    May 14, 2015 at 7:23

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How about the "condition" of the car? (Oxford)

The state of something with regard to its appearance, quality, or working order:

It could be brand new. Or previously used. (Or, as we call it in India, pre-owned)

EDIT: Newness is defined by oxford dictionary. maybe you could use that.

State could also be a candidate

  • Well, yes, except condition could be "immaculate" or "Category A write-off"
    – Andrew Leach
    May 14, 2015 at 7:21
  • Currently we make use of condition for the vehicles physical condition, possible source of confusion for our users as this seems to be a pretty standard use of the label condition.
    – AlnDvs
    May 14, 2015 at 7:29
  • @AlnDvs: see edit
    – Tushar Raj
    May 14, 2015 at 7:31

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