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Alpha Male Nation | January 16, 2018

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How to choose the right car for you - Alpha Male Nation

How to choose the right car for you

Cars are part of our daily life and same as choosing the right partner, they can be good as gold or you can be simply buying trouble, when considering a new purchase as a brand new or a second hand car. Having said that, there is a big debate and I would say, a never ending story with regards to how to buy the right car for you or which car it’s best for you.

Sadly, a lot of people are more concerned about the “best price” issue than choosing the right car. Many of them are influenced by various well done commercials or very subjective friends that most probably have different requirements when buying a car. There is no point buying a car for the simple fact that “it was a very good deal not to be missed” unless you are looking to sell it at a profit. In that case, a good price it is given by the opportunity to resale instantly the car at a higher price. However, if you are in the care trade, there is no such thing as “overpaying for a car” when you are still making money when selling it. I will not go into the profit margin issue because we will never end it.

What to look for when buying a car:

  • Asses the requirements you have for a new (brand new or used) car. See if you really need a SUV, a convertible, looking for a brand new or a 1 year old would be fine (you can save a lot of money), etc. or if the moment it’s right.
  • Evaluate the current car with good points and bad points and such assessment will reveal all good parts and things you are missing (the more important part of such assessment) while ranking them where possible
  • Try to consider a new car that will have all the good points from the old one as well the extras that you are missing at the present ride
  • Shortlist few cars that will meet all your requirements while within the budget
  • Consider the maintenance costs, insurance group, resale value (some cars will depreciate much faster than others), fuel consumption, read owner reviews, check forum discussions about each of your shortlisted cars, etc.
  • Be informed, know what you are buying and don’t rely and trust a car salesman to choose for you. They always do that and you’ll end up with a more expensive car that you’ve never considered before.
  • Pick the right engine. Most cars have quite a wide array of engines that have to be selected carefully upon your requirements from performance to economy. A big engine it is not necessary better however will cost you more to keep it running from insurance to fuel economy

There is a big list however if you stick with the above I am pretty sure you will end up with a good purchase that will fit both: purpose and budget.