Cars Can Be Hard To Pick – How to Choose the Right Car To Purchase
How to Choose the Right Car To Purchase
It is getting cold outside let Access2Drive Brooklyn Driving School help you make up your mind on a new or used car.Tired of taking the bus for work and running your daily activities and perhaps you are thinking of getting yourself a nice stylish car comfortable for your use. When you have made a decision that you need a car, it gives you a sense of independence, a sense that yes I am going to get this dream car which I am longing for. No more cold nights hopping on the bus from General Motors or these yellow cabs to take you home on a cold winters night.
So when you are thinking about your car needs, think about your ‘dream’ car. In other words you need to know exactly what type of car you are looking for. Perhaps a sporty two-door convertible to ride around on a warm weekend or a truck to get you by for more complex activities or a big SUV that should have at least 6000-pounds of towing capacity in case you need to toe something . Perhaps you need to get this wrangler 4WD for road trips and thinking about the summer or you may need lots of room for camping trips.
The reality here is that you may not need a huge vehicle or carrying capacity, but it needs to be driven every day, you need to spend on car maintenance, your insurance, oh and the ever fluctuations on fuel prices. When deciding on getting your car think about your real needs for everyday driving, take into consideration what you need this car for, what requirements you need from that car and what you want your car to have and arrange the items in the order of importance . For example you may need a car which is very economical on fuel, it must be reliable, it must contained airbags , antilock brakes, or cruise control. Oh and technology wise, it must contain all the auxiliary input for my ipod or ipad etc. If I have kids or planning to have kids this car must be able to accommodate car seats.
So drivers, you want to be a car owner look no further because at Access2drive Driving school we urge our new drivers to decide on your car needs and think carefully on what type of car you will get for your use. Below we recommend a few tips when you want to choose the right car for you.
With today’s economy and the prices of gas at the pumps we all look out for the best prices right? Fueling your car is one of the major expenses for all drivers as you need fuel to drive every day. So before going ahead and buy this expensive piece, check its gas mileage and estimated annual fuel costs.
Budgeting is an important activity to do before you purchase your car as the price of the car is only the start of the bills you’ll need to consider. On top of that, you’ll also need to consider all the ongoing costs, fuel, tax, maintenance and so on. Carry out your research, speak to your dealer to gather as much information as possible.
Naturally, a car which uses less fuel is preferable to one that is a gas guzzler. The most economical modern cars can cover more than 70 miles per gallon, and although the majority of these have diesel engines, small petrol engines can run them close.
So when deciding, and if you want the very best economy on your car, you need to consider the best models such as the Volkswagen, Ford and a few more. Alternatively, hybrids like some of the Toyota brand which have two separate power sources – generally a combustion engine and an electric motor are getting more economical all the time. However, to keep your costs down, remember that it’s not just a question of picking one of the most economical models in a range. Often these are among the most expensive versions and, unless you do a lot of miles, the savings from them won’t be enough to compensate for their extra cost up front. Your research will assist you to make the best decision.
When deciding on your car think very carefully about how you’ll be using the car. If it’s for everyday use, you may want something comfortable and relaxing to drive, with plenty of luxurious features like climate control and a good stereo. Be mindful that the dealer may want to sell you something that you do not need. For example do you need features such as sports suspension and larger alloy wheels , they may sound fantastic but they can lead to a firmer, more uncomfortable ride and prove irritating on a daily commute.
Passengers Carrying Capacity
If you live alone or you do not have a family, be mindful of the space you need because unused extra space can be a waste. Large cars often cost more to buy than smaller ones, so think about how many people you will have in the car and how often. If you only take passengers occasionally, a city car like the Fiat 500 or a supermini like the Ford Fiesta could be just right for the purpose, whereas a Volkswagen Golf-sized hatchback or a family car like the Ford Mondeo will be fine for four or five persons.
If you need more space, as well as some extra versatility, consider a small MPV (aka a people-carrier), such as the Ford C-Max or Renault Scenic. These also seat five, but generally have a little more room than a conventional hatchback or saloon; plus, the seats can slide, fold or even be removed to give you a choice of several different arrangements.
Also a Land Rover Discovery can be considered or a Mitsubishi Prada and or SUV. However, remember that some of those spacious cars can be gas guzzlers as well.
On the other hand if you are buying a car for short journeys, it’s probably best to choose a model with a small petrol engine – they’re generally cheaper to buy than cars with a diesel engine and are increasingly economical. Yes, a diesel-engine car will cost less in fuel, but probably not enough to make up for the extra it costs to buy in the first instance.
In conclusion there is a huge choice of cars available on the market that can be confusing, but once you have decided what you need from a car, and how much you can afford to spend on it, it should be straightforward to choose the right model for you. So if you are looking for the right car we at Access2drive cautions you to take time to choose the right one, one which is economical, comfortable and one that will make you happy. Also remember to come take our 6 Hour Points and insurance reductions Course.
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