While the desire to choose the car that’s classy and elegant isn’t uncommon, choosing the right car for your needs involve a lot of research and a couple of test drives at least. You need to know how well the car works and how comfortable you feel driving it.
With over 20 car brands to choose from today and over a 100 models in the very least, getting the right car is often a very confusing issue. Within that there are various styles to choose from as well and you haven’t even looked at the color options yet!
So how does one choose the right car? Here are the four basic questions one should answer?
- Do you want a coupe, a sedan, a wagon or a 4 wheel drive?
It is important to separate your needs from your wants at this point in time! For example- you may want a slim and stylist sedan, but since you have a large family, don’t you think that a wagon will be more appropriate? Considering your options in this manner will quickly eliminate all the options that you don’t need and help you retain the right ones.
- Would you prefer petrol, diesel or maybe a hybrid?
There was a time when there was a marked difference between petrol and diesel cars in terms of smoothness and feel. But a lot has changed and now the difference is a lot less putting petrol and diesel cars in the same category. Also note that diesel cars always come at a higher retail price as opposed to petrol cars due to the apparent fuel saving costs that you will benefit from. But some argue whether the marked price difference can be justified or not. If you are someone who is environmental friendly, note that diesel is declared as a carcinogen today and is one of the major causes of air pollution. You can rather go in for a petrol or hybrid version.
- Do you choose a first hand or a second hand car?
This simply translates into- what can you afford? There is no running around the bush with this one, and even here, wants and needs must be kept apart, because you may want the latest car in town or even a beautiful image, but if you just cannot afford to spend money to maintain either of the two, then what is the point in buying a car in the first place? Another viable option is to opt for a second hand car that is in good condition. Research everything about the car starting from its mileage to how many kilometres it has covered thus far, before purchasing a used car.
- Which brand do you need to choose?
To some people, buying a specific kind of brand matters very much. For most people, it signifies a status symbol being seen driving or getting off a higher-end luxury car.
These are just some of the considerations that you might need to take. You will probably have your car with you for a number of years so it’s essential to take the time out to make an informed decision.
Contact NepeanMotorGroup, has experienced team who will help you find the car that suits your budget as well as your lifestyle.