Tips For Buying Your First Car

Culsensualista By Culsensualista, 14th Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Buying your first car? You’ve heard horror stories about the process, but with a little preparation it can be fun. Really! Follow these tips to put you on the road to car buying satisfaction.

Arrange Your Financing

It’s best to do this before you visit the dealership. Know how much of a down payment you have and how much of a monthly payment you’re comfortable making, then pay a visit to your bank or credit union. The dealer may offer a competitive option, but you’ll be better equipped to make a decision if you know your choices going in.

Determine Your Needs And Wants

There have never been more options for a car buyer and it’s easy to get blinded by the bling. First, focus on some important considerations: will good fuel economy be important? Do you have a lengthy commute? How many passengers will you regularly be carrying? What kind of weather will you be driving in? Once you get those concerns squared away, you can entertain whether or not you want to pay for stylish upgrades.

Research, Research, Research

Consult resources such as Consumer Reports and KBB Guides to learn the specs, pros and cons of different vehicles. This research will make you aware of potential pitfalls in vehicles that may be difficult or impossible to catch during a test drive.

Test Drive!

This is the fun part. Visit a dealer and test drive some cars that fall within your price range and meet your criteria. Don’t be afraid to try out some vehicles you hadn’t initially pictured yourself in. With every drive you’ll discover your preferences and refine your tastes. You may surprise yourself. On the other hand, if you end up purchasing the car you first had your heart set on, test driving others can serve to confirm your choice.


Automobile, Automobiles, Car, Car Buying, Car Shopping, Cars, Used Cars

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author avatar Jhon Marshall
11th Dec 2013 (#)

nice post

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