10 Things to Consider When Buying a Vehicle - Car Buyer’s Checklist


24
Jul
2012

10 Things to Consider When Buying a Vehicle - Car Buyer’s Checklist

Category : General, Miscellaneous, Sales
 
10 Things to Consider When Buying a Vehicle
 
1. Needs vs. Wants
Create a list of features you have to have versus a list of features you would like to have. It's good to distinguish between what you can't live without and those extras that would be nice.
 
 
 
2. Option
Calculate pricing for options by both a la carte and package deals. If you only want one option in the package, it's probably cheaper to buy it by itself.
 
 
 
3. Resale Value

 

You probably won't keep the car forever, so it is worth
considering the resale value.
 
 
4. The Driving Experience
Calculate pricing for options by both a la carte and package deals. If you only want one option in the package, it's probably cheaper to buy it by itself.
 
 
5. Insurance Costs
Calculate pricing for options by both a la carte and package deals. If you only want one option in the package, it's probably cheaper to buy it by itself.
 
 
 
6. Fuel Efficiency
Although it's important, don't get too worked up about fuel efficiency. A vehicle rated 18 mpg combined compared to one that is 17/24 mpg only saves $122 each year according to fueleconomy.gov.
 
 
 
7. Safety Rating

Look up online to see how well a vehicle performed in a safety rating test, and then choose one with high results.

 
 
 
8. Financing Rates

Work on building your credit score. A credit score of 720 or above will provide the best interest rates for car loans, a score of 620 and below result in much higher rates.

 
 
 
9. Online Specials

Visit dealership websites or Facebook pages for internet specials or other promotions.

 
 
 
10. Warranty
Choose a warranty that is useful to you. A warranty that covers both normal use and other things such as A/C, battery, etc. is ideal.
 
 
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