Let's Go! How To Work Out What Sort Of Car You Should Buy

Posted by Ben Davidson about 2 months ago
No matter how much you love cars, picking out your next vehicle is never much fun. Unless you have endless amounts of money in the bank, you’re usually financially restricted as to which model you can go for - and let’s face it, that makes the whole car shopping thing a lot less enjoyable. But it’s definitely still possible to get a car that you love within your specific restrictions. Here’s a guide that might just help you pick out the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle…
Consider Your Needs

Consider Your Needs
First of all, it’s time to start thinking about what exactly your car needs are. If you commute to work every day on the train or metro, then you probably don’t actually drive all that much. If you live in a city, then you might not need to buy a huge truck that can drive through all terrains. A lot of the time, you’re encouraged by marketing campaigns and sales people to buy cars with features that you don’t actually need, spending a lot more money than you actually have to. Think about the safety features that you need - these might change as your life changes. For example, if you have young children then you’ll be a whole lot more focused on safety than you would have been in your early twenties.
Think About Your Budget

Think About Your Budget
No matter how much of a petrolhead you are, no car is worth going into a lot of debt over. Car payments every month are a normal part of life but too much debt is absolutely not worth it. Make sure that you consider factors outside your car payments like the insurance, the gas prices, and the cost of tax and servicing. You might have always longed for a vintage sports car but the repair and running costs might be so prohibitive it simply isn’t worth.
What Size Do You Want?

What Size Do You Want?
There isn’t any point in getting a car that’s vastly bigger than what you need. If you live in a city then you simply don’t need a huge car - not only will it make it hard to park and navigate tightly packed roads, but they may actually be more unsafe as it’s harder to see what’s going on on the road and you can severely damage other cars if you get into any accidents. If you live in a more rural area you need to get a vehicle that can cope with different weather conditions. There are plenty of trucks for sale that you can check out if you think they might make it easier to navigate difficult terrain.
Think About The Fuel Type

Think About The Fuel Type
Finally it’s time to consider the fuel that your car consumes. Diesel cars can be more expensive than ones that require petrol, but they have better tax bills and fuel economy in the long term. If you live in a city then you could get a hybrid car, which are definitely better for the environment thanks to their CO2 emissions - particularly plug-in hybrids which require charging points.
Tags:

Latest Articles

See All
  • Road Trip Organization Tips For A Tourist Wishing To Drive Cost To Coast In The USA
    Road Trip Organization Tips For A Tourist Wishing ...

    June 28, 2017 - When you get it right, this type of vacation can be far more rewarding than any cruise or beach stay. Here are 10 top tricks to ensure that your time on the road exceeds even your wildest fantasies. In turn, it will provide the magical moments you’ll

  • Tweaks To Make Your Long Car Journeys A Lot More Fun
    Tweaks To Make Your Long Car Journeys A Lot More F...

    June 27, 2017 - It can feel like you are in the car forever when it’s time to make a long journey. After all, you might have to drive the same road for miles on end which can get boring. And if you are making the journey on your own, you won’t have anyone to talk to

  • Is It Possible to Make a Used Car Feel New Again?
    Is It Possible to Make a Used Car Feel New Again?

    June 27, 2017 - This is one of those questions that every new car owner asks at least once in their lifetime. They buy a used car because they want to avoid the ridiculous costs of a new vehicle, but they completely forget about the maintenance costs and the overall

  • How You Can Keep Your Car Roadworthy For Longer
    How You Can Keep Your Car Roadworthy For Longer

    June 25, 2017 - As a driver, you will always have costs to think about for your car. There are a number of things you can be doing to keep your vehicle roadworthy and ensure that you are spending less on mechanics costs. We’ve listed some of those for you here so yo

  • What To Do With Your Unwanted Car
    What To Do With Your Unwanted Car

    June 23, 2017 - Have you got a car that you just don't use anymore? Whether it be too old and run down to drive, or maybe too fancy for everyday life - there are many different options of what to do with it. Here's a good bunch to give you some ideas.

  • Think You’re Saving Money With a Used Car? Think Again!
    Think You’re Saving Money With a Used Car? Think A...

    June 21, 2017 - So to give you the truth about used cars, here are a couple of disadvantages to buying a used car, why they’re important to understand, and how they compare to buying a newer vehicle.

  • 2017 Subaru BRZ Inazuma: Not-so-mellow Yellow
    2017 Subaru BRZ Inazuma: Not-so-mellow Yellow

    June 20, 2017 - Simon and Garfunkel, Batman and Robin, Han and Chewie, and indeed Toyota and Subaru. There’s nothing quite like an iconic duo, and the Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 should be on that list. The pair are still one of the most critically acclaimed affordable spo

  • Spend Now, Save Further Down The Road
    Spend Now, Save Further Down The Road

    June 20, 2017 - Cars depreciate at one of the fastest rates out of all the products you can buy on the market, rivaled perhaps only by computers. By the time you sell your car after just a year of driving it, it could have lost nearly 25 percent of its original valu

  • Manoeuvring Your Way Through The Bumpy Road Of Modern Car Ownership
    Manoeuvring Your Way Through The Bumpy Road Of Mod...

    June 19, 2017 - Whether you’re a first-time driver facing the costs of learning to drive, or a parent looking for a new family car doesn’t matter. Finding ways to juggle your needs with financial restrictions is imperative.

  • The Best Safety Features In Cars Today
    The Best Safety Features In Cars Today

    June 19, 2017 - Other automatic controls? ESC is a major one. It checks 25 times every single second if the car is going in the same direction as the steering. If it isn't - in the event of a slide, it can reduce torque to put the car back on track.

Share This!

or