When the time comes to change your vehicle you it can be hard to decide on how best to proceed, do you buy a used car, a new car or opt for something like a lease car scheme. Buying a new car is incredibly exciting and even though it will cost more money and you will eventually lose money on your car, you shouldn’t be dissuaded from doing so on this basis. A new car will come with less problems and a warranty should you encounter any problems, you will be its first owner and you can confidently drive on the roads knowing that you are in one of the World’s newest and finest machines giving you confidence and added status. So what kind of things should you be considering before buying a new car, we spoke with Jeffrey Allen Dukes, master car salesman to find out the considerations that you should be thinking of before taking the plunge.
How Much Space do You Need
When considering buying your new car it is important to consider how much space you are going to need, you can of course buy whatever sized car that you are comfortable with but for practicality purposes, try to think of what you will be using the car for, do you have kids? Like golfing? Go for camping trips or regularly carry large amounts of items? When you are thinking of car space, it is always about buying a bigger car to suit your needs, sometimes small cars are very well designed and can offer lots of boot space should you need it.
How Will You be Using the Car
Another consideration that you should be making is how you will be using the car, will you be driving on motorways and well built roads or will you be traveling on rough country roads? Ask yourself if your daily drive is inner city driving where you will be stopping and starting a lot or whether you will be driving on long and open roads? These kind of questions are key to your choice of new car, especially when considering the future maintenance and the gas usage of the car that you choose.
What is Your Lifestyle Like
Your lifestyle plays a big role in your car choice, if you have kids then perhaps you want something with space in the back for car seat and room in the boot for toys and sports equipment. If you are always in the car alone then perhaps you could look at a smaller car with good KMPG statistics, if you are a fashionable type of person then you could consider a sports car or something with status. Remember that whilst it is functional, your car is an extension of you and you should try to buy a car that you are going to feel comfortable with for a while.
Think carefully about these things before buying a new car, most of us can’t afford to buy a new car each year so the car you choose is going to be around for a few years and you need to try and make the best choice possible.