So you have made the decision to buy yourself a new car, but with so many options out there it can be hard to know which one would be the best fit. We have done some research and compiled a guide to buying the right car here for you, so whether you are looking at buying a brand new Volkswagen or a second hand BMW take a look at our guide below.
What Is The Car Being Used For And Who By?
First off you need to determine what the car will be used for and who by. Is it going to be a little run around for yourself, a first car for your teen or maybe a family car, deciding what and who it is for will narrow down your choices a little more. For first time drivers popular cars include Peugeot 207, Ford Fiesta and Fiat 500, You don’t need anything too extreme for your first car, try and stick to engines at or below 1.4 litres as this will keep the insurance down.
For family cars you will need something a little bigger, you might think a five door car will be big enough, which it is if you have 1 or 2 children. However as your family grows so should your car, think about upgrading to a 7 seater car. If you have children you know it’s not just yourselves you need to transport, children come with a lot of baggage such as pushchairs and baby bags, not to mention extra shopping bags and family luggage. It’s also great to have some extra room available for school friends or family members so you can take a trip together without having to take multiple cars.
Is It Fuel Efficient?
When selecting a car take a look at whether it is fuel efficient. Having a fuel efficient car is not only good for our environment but also saves us money. The newer the car is, usually the better the fuel efficiency is. If you are passionate about having an efficient car then consider investing in an electric car, they are great for the environment as they require no petrol to run just electricity. The government is aiming to scrap the selling of all new petrol and diesel cars by 2035, so now’s time to get ahead of the curve. If you Like the idea of an electric car but want the power of a petrol car then consider buying a hybrid, it’s the best of both.
Plan Your Budget
When planning to buy a new car it can be a pretty hefty outlay, so make sure you budget accordingly. Saving a little money here and there can really help when going to buy your dream car, you don’t want to be left short and disappointed. If you are buying from a dealer there is often the option to purchase the car on finance, this is a great way for if you don’t have a lump sum of money, however on this option you usually end up paying a little more.
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