Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Perfect Car For You

Before buying a car which is among the biggest purchase you make in your lifetime, you must take your time and not let it become an impulse decision.

A mini-van will fit fine in a large family but might be out of place in a singles life. If you always go off-road a lot but and carry more than 2 passengers, go for the SUV. Afraid of the snow? Look to the variety of AWD vehicles which provide excellent traction in the snow and also more economical operation. Find the vehicle that most compliments your lifestyle.

Color choices. This is a personal preference but rational can come into play. In warmer climates, a lighter colored car will stay cooler. White and black are the worst while tan, silver, and brown hide dirt quite well.

Interior options. Do you need the heated seats? Leather seats can be unbearable in the summer months and generally harder to maintain. The premium sound system might be a great idea if you do, however if you only listen to talk radio then the standard system will be more than enough.

Insurance rates. Take into consideration the insurance rates before you start you car buying quest. Talk with your insurance agent to find out about how cars are classified. Sports cars generally raise premiums while family cars tend to lower them.

Never rush into a new or used car purchase. Always take some time to think it over. If it helps, get out a piece of paper and write down the pros and cons of all the vehicle you are considering. Writing down this information is often all you need to get you thinking practically and on your way to making a good selection.

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