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What to consider when buying a new car

What to consider when buying a new car
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Buying a car is one of those exciting and at the same scary experiences with the fear of buying a faulty or expensive to maintain car especially if it is a used car. If you are thinking about buying a car in 2016, start planning and budgeting now. Car buying is costly – typically the second most expensive purchase that most people make after their homes.

Define what you want and do your research.

Before anything else, take some time to write down what you want from a car: How many people does it need to sit? Would you like it to be small or large? Are there certain features that you feel you can’t live without?

Then research which cars fit your description and what their prices are – Kelley Blue Book is a great resource for that. Before you ever set foot on a lot, look at classified ads and print out information on cars from different dealerships so that you have a better idea of what is available and what you should expect to pay for similar vehicles in your area.

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Decide what you can afford.

Having your eye on a specific car is no help if you can’t afford it. Allocating no more than 20 percent of your monthly household income for all the cars in your household is a good rule of thumb for car buying. This figure should include not only the monthly car loan payment, but all the costs to operate them, including fuel costs and car insurance. Use professionals to help guide you on which car is in the range of your income.

Decide between new or used.

Used cars have been in high demand for several years now, making prices higher overall, while there is a wider array than ever of inexpensive new cars. As a result, you may want to consider new and used cars that fit within your budget. There are trade-offs with each. Buying used means you can get a more expensive car for your money, but the trade-offs include not knowing the car’s history

Build a target list of used Cars

To save money, consider buying a second-tier car, from the less popular — but still reliable — manufacturers. Well-known vehicles like Toyota can cost thousands more than a Mercedes, even though these are good cars. With this in mind, build a target list of three different cars that meet your needs and fall in your budget.

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Check prices and reviews

To see if the cars you are looking at fit into your budget, check true market value pricing. Also ask around from friends who have similar cars about their experience with that particular model and read reviews online about the common faults, availability of servicing and spare parts to decide if you want to go ahead with the purchase.

Find a reputable and trusted dealer

The other important step in deciding your next car is about finding a reputable dealer. The first step is not only about finding the car you want, go over it carefully, take stock of any work that needs doing, and barter out the final price. Only when that’s all settled do you talk about trading in something. So why do dealerships always want to know your price, payment first? Because it helps them decide how to charge you. Trusted dealers like Car From Japan can be trusted sources of good cars.












































Philipp Meister

Philipp Meister is an amazing part of Car From Japan’s blogger team. After obtaining a degree in Automotive Technology from Technical University of Munich, Philipp worked as a technician in various Volvo dealerships. He has long been a car owner and enthusiast. With over 20 years experience in the automotive industry, he has great discussions about car that provide you interesting information of most famous cars. If you are a car lover and want to get most-updated trend of automotive industry, Philipp’s blog is a must-visit site.

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