Buying a new car

Buying a new car

  • October 01, 2016

You have been dreaming of finally getting your own car since you were a little kid playing with your remote control Ferrari. You may have pictured yourself driving off to the beach at 4am just before sunrise, maybe you have thought of picking your friends up at midnight and going on a cruise or maybe you were just tired of taking the bus every day. Needless to say that the closer you get to the day you finally get to own a car, the more you drool over the sweet taste of freedom that comes with it. Nevertheless, car shopping is not easy and requires a lot of thought. We will give you advice to ease the process of buying your first new or used car.

 

Choose wisely

Don't buy a car as soon as you lay your eyes on it. The first thing to keep in mind when buying a car is deciding what you want in advance. Are you looking for a simple vehicle that will take you to work and back? If so, a small car would fit your style and the city you live in. If you are looking for an inexpensive car, a car with a small engine is the most suitable choice for you.

 

Watch out for scams

The car you buy should first and foremost be well-maintained and accident-free. Don't base your decision on what you have been told and be wary of cars that may have undergone restoration after a serious accident or cars that haven't been properly maintained. Some cars may have had their kilometer rolled back. Watch out who you’re buying from, only select dealerships you know and trust.

 

Search for different car models

Once you have chosen the most suitable car for you, take a look at what is currently available on the market. Expose yourself to different models, check out the prices, compare the reliability rating and read some reviews to get a more specific idea of what car you are looking for. If you think you have found the right car, then ask people who have owned this model about it, because you should know what you’re buying. Last but not least, don't forget to check insurance rates.

 

Get the right ride 

If you’re serious about a certain model, the first step to take is schedule a test drive; the way something looks doesn’t necessarily reflect how it feels. If you’re ready to buy, make sure you have someone that knows their stuff to tag along with you on D-day, nobody likes a nasty surprise.

 

Don’t make any rash decisions

Do not buy a car that is older than ten to twelve years. Old cars come with a lot of baggage and will require constant maintenance. Keep in mind that cheap is different from price efficient, so ask about payment plans at local dealerships before going for the used model. Also, do not buy an old car even at "bargain" price, because you will need to repair it eventually. Instead, buy a car that is three to five years old so you can get it at a more affordable price and it is guaranteed to last for several years. Another thing you have to watch out for is gas prices; they keep rising, so we advise you to go for a gas-efficient car: It is beneficial for the environment and helps you save money!

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