Research Your New Car The Right Way With This Practical Guide
17 Oct 2014
I don’t know about you, but I always think that buying a brand new car is so much fun! Aside from the fact that you are buying a car that no-one else has owned before, you can customize it to your exact specification.
Brand new cars offer so many benefits over used ones. For example, the chances of your car breaking down are pretty much zero. Your car will have the latest fuel efficiency measures, meaning you don’t have to spend as much time at the gas station.
And if you buy a hybrid or all-electric car, there are plenty of tax savings to have. Not to mention the fact that you would be an eco-friendly driver!
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So you’ve decided to buy a new car – awesome! What model are you going to buy? If you are feeling spoilt for choice, it’s a good thing that today’s article is here to help you out!
It’s no secret that size matters. At least, it does in the auto industry! Before you decide to head out and buy a brand new car, you need to think about what size of car you want.
For example, if you will be the only person that ever goes in your car, a small compact or a coupe will suffice. But if you have a growing family to think about, an SUV or station wagon will be a better choice.
Parking is another reason size is an important consideration. If you don’t have a driveway at your home, and finding a parking space is a nightmare, a smaller car will be easier to park.
For the most part, all modern cars are more reliable than cars built twenty or thirty years ago. But even saying that, there are just some models you want to steer clear of! Websites like Consumer Reports and Drive.com.au offer useful, unbiased reviews on today’s latest models.
It’s worth reading a few reviews to get a feel for the car you are thinking of buying. That way, you know what to expect should any specific problems arise. As you are buying a brand new car, it will have a new car warranty from the manufacturer.
Any manufacturing defects get covered by this warranty. The only thing new car warranties won’t cover is “wear and tear” items like brake rotors and pads.
I’d love to tell you that you can afford to go out and buy any car you want. But the sad truth is that most people will only have a limited budget for a brand new car. Of course, if you buy a car on finance, you can usually make your repayments cheaper by putting down a bigger down-payment.
Make sure that the car you want is within your budget. You need to be 100% sure that you can afford to buy the car. The last thing you want to do is live above your means because of your car!
Thanks for reading today’s article.