Thinking about buying a used car? How do you know which car is right for you? Itís all in asking right questions.
First, ask yourself what you really need in a car. Who will be driving it most of time? Where will you be driving in? Over what sort of terrain? Do you need a lot of storage space and lots of seating? Are you going to be traveling back and forth over long distances?
What features are an absolute must? Air conditioning, adjustable controls, cruise control?
What safety features you are looking for? Anti-lock brake systems, head injury protection, or child protection equipment?
How much are you willing to spend?
What kind of down payment can you make?
Realistically, what can you afford to pay monthly?
Itís important to know this amount before you even start looking. Then do your research. Check websites, dealerships, and Consumer Reports magazine. Look for reliability and repair ratings as well as safety advice. The website www.edmunds.com offers pricing information and advice on buying a used car.
Go exploring for that perfect car. Gather as much info as you can on different makes and models. Check out retail value, available options, performance, and track record for repairs.