Buying a car?
If this is your first time, then you are in need of a consultation anyway.
As a matter of fact, a vehicle that you want to buy is that vehicle that’s going to stay with you for a really long time.
So, I’d always say ‘yes’ to more intense thinking before making your car purchase.
When I bought my first car when I was about 25 years old, I realized that I had made a mistake in a lot of things that I didn’t pay attention to in the first place.
That kept me wondering why I didn’t take some more time to think more about it.
At age 25, you still get a lot of time to think, don’t you?
But I skipped it, and then I was stuck with a car that I didn’t use so heartily back then and had to resell it to a buyer who seemed fairly confident about the vehicle.
That is what I missed.
So, I asked this man to have coffee at a café just opposite my house, and we spoke for about an hour about how buying a car can be as interesting as it can be.
I would like t share what he said and then go on with the tips. Both he and I agree about what you should think before purchasing a car.
Engage Your Mind on These 4 Factors before Car Purchase
We chose a snug spot at the corner of the café, and it turned out we both liked it.
Over two cups of Espresso and cheese sandwiches, we spent that morning in quite a good way.
Apart from that, we both focused on discussing and learning a much more valuable topic when our finances (and a huge part of it) are concerned.
The main substance I learned from this is that it is not always about your liking of the car or even the facilities. You need to find out each and every facility to use and consider them in real-life scenarios to find out if they can serve you better.
Here is a part of what he spoke as I can still remember it:
“I dun no, mate but there is a thing called use-case scenarios. I see people in my neighbourhood taking out money loans for 5000 pounds for buying a vehicle or getting some financial backup for the purchase – and they’re doing a perfectly fine job out there by taking out loans, I wish I had done that – but then they go for a car that Is well advertised and showcased like the next generation Bat mobile, do you know what I mean? Well, if you want to buy a good car and that you want it to be aligned with your life and serve you in the best ways possible, then I would recommend looking at the inside and then the functional things it has to offer…just forget how it looks, you get me?”
Of course, the ‘inside’ meant the engines and the other technical parts of the car and not the interior (seats and upholsteries).
But the last line makes more sense, doesn’t it?
Of course, the exterior, shape; design; colours are going to matter for you (at least for young people like me), but you need to put the use-case scenario much before that. If you do so, then you are able to purchase a car that will make sense for the kind of use that you want out of it.
So, if you need to think, you can think about these factors as mentioned below:
1. What Are Your Driving Needs?
Do you think everybody gets a car to drive to the office?
Maybe you can purchase a car for using it throughout the day if you are into drop shipping or you are a self-employed cabbie.
Or is it that you already have a car but are open to purchasing another one for the sake of a long drive or that road trip you have been planning for a long?
If that is the case, then take a closer look at the cars’ structure, passenger capacity, boot space, mileage, etc. They will help you to identify the type of vehicle you would need for a drive.
2. What Car Might Be Favourable for You
To tell you the truth, it is quite confusing to ok at cars that come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
No offense, but Smartphones are less confusing than an automobile.
Well, in case you’re much of a family person and you are taking a car for general purposes like just driving and carrying normal things, then choose a sedan.
In case you have travelling needs and more family members, then you can go with a hatchback or an SUV.
There are more options, though.
You can speak about that with your dealer.
3. Learn More about Fuels
I don’t want you to make the mistake I did.
I purchased a diesel-run car and realized that the age of diesel was almost over after I made the purchase.
Plus, it is not also environmentally friendly.
However, CNG cars can give you a decent value for money when you cover more than 30 kilometers daily.
And if you want the best—fit, then go for electric cars.
You can also charge it at home. But the fact is these cars are superbly economical for long-term use.
Or else you can choose a hybrid vehicle that has both options of CNG and electric batteries.
4. Engine and Transmission
The less displacement in the engine, the lesser the energy consumption (and the lesser the bills).
But if you want to discover the full potential of the engine, then you need to make it go through a lot of cycles, which isn’t going to give you a good outcome.
So, choose the BHP engines over the torque engines when you want good performance with less financial consumption.
For the transmission, you can go with the good old manual transmission. But if you want that updated equipment with a subtle and comfortable driving experience, I would recommend the automatic transmissions.
Please note that manual transmissions may go extinct pretty soon.
So, you have probably understood that buying a car is a thing where many aspects come into play.
Chances are you might be looking for a PCP or an HP or probably a £10000 loan for bad credit in the UK in case a poor credit score is making you poorer.
I can offer you one parting advice, and that is: “Think before You Act.”