Buying your first car can be a very difficult decision and choosing the wrong car could be an expensive mistake. The first obstacle is to determine how much you should reasonably spend and what you would like to use the vehicle for.
To determine which car suits you best, here are simple questions, if answered properly, will lead you in the right direction:
This is about your status in life, whether you are single, married or with children. It is about where you live, in the city or on the outskirts of the city. It is also about your activities, your interests, your work and also your income. I'll advice you sit down, and with pen and paper, analyse your personal lifestyle. Be honest, unpleasantly though that may be. When you have finished, write down your needs and do not be distracted on design or performance. The goal here is to define your new car only in terms of function.
Making your Selection
It's recommended that you never buy more car power than you really need. Wise people already know how much engine is enough. For example, modern 4-cylinder engines are unusually powerful and they can cut fuel and maintenance bills considerably over the life of the vehicle. With most people preferring an automatic driven car, the choice of transmission may appear unimportant. But if you enjoy operating clutch and gears with precision, a manual will be more fun and save on fuel. It should be pointed out that today's automatic transmission are far much efficient than they once were. For example, a 5-speed automatics makes the manual transmission unnecessary except for the loyal fans.
Fashion lasts for a markedly brief time. Manufacturers design their cars to attract buyers, then initiate changes that make yesterday's beauty appear outdated. My advise; unless you can afford to replace your car every three or four years the safest route is to avoid vehicles with exaggerated lines or trendy shapes.
Selecting features and options is not made easier by the large number of technological advances in today's automobile. Some, such as ABS brakes, traction and stability are major contributors to safety. Others qualify as luxuries that are nice if you can afford them, but not essential to every-day driving. My advice is to research this aspect of car shopping very thoroughly before visiting a dealer. Test drive reviews are good sources of information; so is the manufacturer's catalogue if you avoid the hype. Salespeople are clearly eager to sell profit-making options therefore, before you buy, be absolutely sure you know what features you want.
Once you have done your homework, it is simply a matter of deciding which body type or vehicle category best suits your life style such as coupe or saloon, hatchback or station wagon, SUV or perhaps a crossover vehicle. Then make a few decision about performance, price. You may consider advice from your friends or relatives, but do not deterred. It is your lifestyle and your new car.