Department | Vehicle Purchasing

How to Find the Right Car for You

Do you remember the first car you ever bought? The feeling is unlike any other because you know that this car is all yours. Did this end up being the right car for you? Many people get stuck with cars that they thought were cool but end up not working for them. It is important to get the right car. Here are some tips for you to get a car you can be proud of.

Questions to Ask Yourself

Who are the drivers? – If you are the only driver, you would approach car buying differently from how you would if you have teenage drivers. If your kids drive, then you will want to think safety first. Know that you will drive a bit differently than your kids will. They may try to impress their friends. So, maybe you should give them a little less to impress.

What is the primary user of the car? – If you use this car for business and drive a lot, then you really want something durable. You do not want something that breaks down frequently. Gas mileage is very important. Also know your surroundings. If you live in the mountains, then the use of the car will be a lot different than if you live within the city.

How many passengers will there be?– Count the number of children you have! Don’t get a four-seater if you have five kids. Also, make room for company as well. You may be transporting friends at some point also. Are you pregnant? Don’t get locked into a car that may become unusable in nine months when you have an addition to the family.

How long do you plan to own it? – Is this a car that will be passed onto your children when they get old enough to drive or are you looking for a transition car until you get settled? If you plan to own this car a little longer, then you might not mind a car that is a little more expensive.

Does color really matter? – Now this sounds like a dumb question. But color really is important to some people. Don’t get locked into a car you like without looking at the color. You do not want to have to exchange cars because you woke up and realized the color was all wrong.

How much space do you need? – How much cargo space do you need for equipment and luggage? You may need a lot of space for sports and other equipment-intensive pursuits, so take that in account. At some point, you will probably need to haul something.