10 Things to Consider When Choosing a New Car
How to choose your new car
One of the most common questions we get asked is ‘How on earth do I decide which car to choose?’
Well don’t worry! We can help you with that. Here are 10 questions that will help you narrow down your choices and make a great decision on your new car.
What is the car used for?
Are you a family with young children? Do you need to ferry lots of people and equipment around? Do you have pets? How many passengers will you need to fit in?
What Tech/extra specifications do you require?
Do you want assisted parking? Is music really important to you? How about entertainment systems with built in screens for the kids? Would lane control be useful? Do you need WiFi in the car? Leather seats?
What brands do you like?
We all have favourite brands or images that we associate with certain brands. Are there some that you definitely don’t want? Are there 3 or 4 that you can imagine yourself in?
What colours are important?
Henry Ford once famously said “You can have any colour you like as long as it’s black” – luckily there is a lot more choice these days. Are you picky about colours? Would you drive an orange car?
How important is fuel economy? Whether you are environmentally conscious, or don’t pay for your own fuel because it’s a business car, the cost may or may not be a factor in your choice.
What’s the best finance package?
How you pay for your car might make a big difference to your choice. Many manufacturers offer finance deals and there are always several financing options. We can help you choose the best one for your circumstances.
How long do you want car for?
Are you imagining passing it on to your children in a few years? Do you like to love and cherish your car for many years? Or will you want to trade it in for a newer, later model in a year or two?
You may long for a low-slung sports car, but if you have a bad back it’s probably not the best choice. A small hatchback is no good if you have a large dog. What practical constraints do you have?
Are you in a hurry to get your hands on your car, and need one straight from the showroom or are you prepared to wait while the factory builds a car to your specifications.
Some cars keep their value really well. Others depreciate faster. Decide when and if you are likely to want to sell it on before you make your choice.