Buying a new car can be frustrating. How do you know which one is best? We have a few questions you can ask yourself to help you decide. Answer them and be on your way to driving a great new car instead of one of those junk cars.
1. What do you need? You should consider whether you need to drive with passengers. If yes, how many? Next, think about the type of driving you will be doing. Do you need an off-road vehicle or do you only drive in the city?
2. What safety features do you need? Do you need central locking? An alarm or tracking device? All of this will help you narrow the search.
3. Will you be transporting cargo regularly? If you help friends move a lot or have a job that requires moving cargo, that will play a part. You need a specific type of vehicle for this purpose.
4. What can I afford? This is a very important question as it might be the deciding factor. Look into financing options and loans. Figure out what your best options will be to stay in your budget.
5. Lease or buy? Some places offer leasing as an option. You will have to decide how you feel about leasing. Both options have pros and cons. Buying costs more, but it will be yours. You can modify and sell it as you like. Leasing has certain limitations but costs less in the beginning.
6. What do I like? Look at pictures of cars online and in car magazines. This will also give you an idea of what you like. Get the names of makes and models that draw your attention. Do some research on them.
7. How does it drive? Arrange test-drives with the cars on your short list. Test them out and feel what works for you. You can also ask the assistant for advice.
Once you have the answers to these questions, you should be much closer to knowing what you want to buy. Remember, this is your car. If you are buying, you will be driving this car for years to come. You need to be happy with it and feel safe in it. Happy hunting!