How to choose the right car for you

The process of buying a new car is always exciting, especially for first time buyers, but can also be confusing at times if you don’t know what to look for. If you are in this dilemma, the following tips will help you find out which is best for your needs:

Start with your budget

The budget is usually one of the first things to consider as it determines what you can afford. For starters, it is important to note that the price of the car is just the starting point, as there are other ongoing expenses attached to this asset such as fuel, maintenance, and tax. The aforementioned will help narrow the scope of what you should be looking for.

The fuel economy

Most buyers today usually prefer a car that is dependable and does not need refuelling every few miles. The upside is that manufacturers are currently striving to produce the most fuel-efficient cars possible so you are likely to easily find one fits the bill. The most frugal are those with diesel engines, which can return over seventy miles per gallon. Models such as the Ford Fiesta Econetic, and the Volkswagen Golf Bluemotion guarantee great fuel economy.

What it will be used for

The purpose of the car you are looking to buy is an important aspect. For example, if you want one for taking the kids to school and you to work, a family saloon that offers a smooth ride, safety, and decent looks would be ideal, and if you prefer a vehicle to go on off-road expeditions, look for an SUV with good ground clearance, and locking diffs.