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Best Tips For Purchasing The Perfect Car

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Finding the right car can be an extremely long and challenging process. There are so many different resources with competing information about what you need to look for when shopping for a new car.

The most important thing is not to panic and start with a list of your must haves for your lifestyle. Right now our family needs a good vehicle. I'm leaning towards a minivan because I want more children and also the fact that sometimes, my children's friends are with me and a minivan would have space to taxi everyone around. Of course, I would not mind a bigger vehicle like an SUV, but again we have much research to do and this purchase will have to fit into our budget.

Here is an all-in-one breakdown of the simple tips you need to find the right car for you.

Do Your Research:
You can’t make the right purchase without knowing the facts about the make, model, and price of the car that you want to purchase.

I feel that car shopping might be easier for men. It's something they love and get excited about and seem to make up their minds easily on a purchase. Of course, they too need to be reigned in but for women, we need to ensure that when we do walk into a dealership to make a deal, we are armed with all the information we need to ensure we walk out satisfied and confident about our final purchase. is a great resource for learning about your potential purchase. Their website has a huge selection of information that will provide you with every thing you need to make an informed purchase.

One of the most helpful features of Cars,com is their Videos & Reviews sections. They provide extensive reviews and essential information about a wide variety of different cars. And most importantly, they give it to you straight. They don’t sugar-coat or hide the bad reviews of cars. If something is poorly rated, hasn’t performed well or not a good purchase, they aren’t afraid to tell you. Because of this, I recommend you begin your car research here.

Doing your research is a very important part of car shopping. Especially if you are a first-time buyer or have a lot of different cars you’re interested in, your research will help you choose the best car at the best price.

Do Not Stick With One Dealer:
Though dealers can stock huge selections at different prices, it doesn’t mean their prices are industry competitive. Because of this, I recommend visiting other dealers and researching similar cars you are interested in to get a baseline price for the vehicle. Visiting other dealers will give you an understanding of what you should be paying, and help you choose the best price.

If you are shopping for a used car, it's even more important to check out various dealers and compare. An important factor of used cars is their number of miles. This number has a huge impact on the wear and tear of the car, along with the price.
Guessing the price of a car based on the miles it has will not give you accurate information, and will most likely result in overspending on your part. Price comparison from varying dealers is a must. Doing this will result in your car being the right price, and it will show the dealer or seller you know what you are talking about. As mentioned above, it is important to show the person selling the car that you are educated.

Find The Car That Is Right For You!
There are so many cars out there with thousands of different features. It is important to take your time,  do the research, look at the cars and find what is right for you. Rushing a car purchase will leave you overpaying and under-satisfied.
Whether you are looking for a family sized vehicle, brand new sports car or a used compact car, taking your time on the purchase will pay off.

  • Whatever vehicle you choose will need to match your budget, whether you are taking out a loan, or paying in cash. 
  • Test Drive - want to test drive your potential vehicle because every single vehicle handles differently on the roadway. You will know if this feels like your 'YES!'

Doing your research is very valuable because purchasing a car can be tricky, and people selling cars can take advantage of you very easily. Which is why it’s important to show the seller that you know what you’re talking about. Your research helps you learn the true value and worth of the cars you are shopping for.

These simple tips will help you save big and find the right car for you. Purchasing a car doesn’t have to complicated and stressful. The more you know about the process, the better off you will be. This list provides you with a great breakdown of how to get the most out of your money

Were you satisfied with your last vehicle purchase? What is one thing you learned during the process or after, that you would do differently next time? 

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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. Girl, you have some great stuff here. All is duly noted. I have a similar Post that you're welcome to stop by and compare notes. hugs

  2. Our car is getting older so it will need to be replaced soon. These tips will help with buying the new car.

  3. Always do your research, using is such a smart idea, it can be super hard to understand everything on your own.

  4. These are some great tips, research is a must for sure. My first (and only car) has done me so well but I know I will need to buy another at some point and can only hope I am so lucky again.

  5. Doing research is definitely a must for a purchase like a vehicle. sounds like it makes the task so much easier!

  6. We love our van! It's perfect for road trips, big grocery hauls etc. My husband used to think when the kids grew up we would get a different car but he loves our van now and it drives so nicely. I just wish we had picked a different color.

  7. Usually my husband buys our cars. He does a crazy amount of research, tries them out and the decides keeping in mind our family's needs. Thanks for great tips!

  8. I am totally satisfied with my last vehicle purchase. I drive a 2008 Chevy Uplander. It's a minivan and fits my family needs perfectly.

  9. I was very happy with my family's last vehicle acquisition overall. The only thing I wish I had done different: negotiate with the seller to have the cost of the vehicle being professionally cleaned TWICE to remove the extensive smoke damage from the interior. I had no idea that was going to run me $550 when all was said and done! Great tips here.

  10. I would love to be in the position to purchase a new car, as I'm sure mine is on it's last legs (or wheels) - but I'm in the process of buying a new house, so that must take priority x

  11. You are so right! When you want to buy a car, you have to do your research. is a great place to get everything you need!

  12. Hubby just bought our family car. I will totally share this to hubby still just in case we are in the market for something new again soon.

  13. wow! thank you for this wonderful tips. This will help me when it's my time to buy my own car.

  14. Car buying is such a process. Thankfully I did that back in Feb and hopefully wont have to again soon. Wish i had these tips then!

  15. Wow some really great tips for first time buyers! Doing your research is definitely important along with figuring out what car suits lifestyle and budget.

  16. This information is essential! I wish I would have known all of this before I bought my first car a long time ago!

  17. Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon on a daily basis.
    It will always be interesting to read through articles from other authors and use something from other sites.


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