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WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING A NEW CAR

MONEY MATTERS. WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING A NEW CAR

 

Q: I’m thinking about buying a new car. A friend of mine barraged me with all these things I should know first. Usually, I just show up at a dealer and look around.

 

Is it wise to just pop in to buy a car or should I prepare myself somehow? It sort of takes all the fun out of car-shopping if I have to do a lot of upfront preparation.

 

A: It’s good to consider all the angles before going new car shopping.

 

Do preliminary work before you ever enter the car dealership. Why? Because if you’re informed about the car(s) you’re considering, you’ll be better able to make the best decisions for your own needs.

 

Actually, it can be fun to do some investigation before you shop. You get to consider all different types of vehicles, check out the available options, and dream about which ones you’d like to drive.

 

Plus, it’s good to determine what you need in terms of seating, legroom, trunk space, and other options.

 

Ultimately, doing your upfront preparation will save you dollars/pounds and you’ll be happier with your new car.

 

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING A NEW CAR

 

Q: Okay, so I can explore the various types of cars I’m interested in online. I guess it would be a good idea to know what options are available on each car. Seeing those will help me narrow down my choices. I like the idea of really thinking about what I want in my new car in terms of seating and trunk space.

 

Is there anything else I should know before going car-shopping?

 

A: In these economic times, you might want to think about whether you want to consider a hybrid engine car or even an electric vehicle to save money in the long run.

 

Also, once you narrow your choices down to 3 cars, call your car insurance agent and price the insurance on each. It’s no fun to get stuck paying inflated insurance on a car you’ve already bought. Know in advance what the insurance will cost.

 

One more thing: check online for realistic pricing for your top 3 vehicles to ensure you don’t pay more than you need to for the car you select.

 

If you cover these bases, you’ll walk into the dealer showroom with the knowledge and confidence to strike a good deal and be ready to drive away in your shiny new car.

 

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MONEY MATTERS. WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING A NEW CAR   Q: I’m thinking about buying a new car. A friend of mine barraged me with all these things I should know first. Usually, I just show up at a…

MONEY MATTERS. WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING A NEW CAR   Q: I’m thinking about buying a new car. A friend of mine barraged me with all these things I should know first. Usually, I just show up at a…

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