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Find and buy the car you want

Getting a new car should be an enjoyable experience but other people can make it a tiresome exercise. But, today is the day you start to take back the power when it comes to buying a car. Here are some tips which help you go out there with a plan, knowing what to do and how to get it done. Remember, it is going to be your car so everything has to fit what you want.  

For starts, understanding the models of car available on the market and what makes them popular will set you up with you decision making process. According to Budget Australia, the two most popular cars are the Toyota Hilux and the Ford Ranger. Both big cars, both with very similar identities. Both are proud of their modern design and the Hilux boasts an efficient fuel economy not usually associated with a car of its size. But what if you’re not looking for big and bold?

Seeking out a smaller car can be a hard task, not because of their availability but because of the variety of options. Your price range, the number of miles you plan on doing and your expectations for comfort will all play a major role. For example, most popular in the under $40k range is the Volkswagen Golf, a hatchback with speed and a lot of tech, and above $40k it is the Mercedes A200, a hatchback with speed and a lot of tech. They both have very similar specifications to offer so this is where personal choice is going to play a big part, they look different and you’ll need to decide which you prefer.

So, you have an idea of what you want to buy but now you need to find it. The obvious choice might be a car dealership, but don’t be completely turned off from the prospect of buying a used car directly from the current owner. In either case, make sure you are aware of the common mistakes made when buying used, the last thing you want is to be involved in motor vehicle injury claims because you didn’t get the car fully checked out before driving it away.

But, don’t be too concerned by minor issues. There are common car problems out there that you can fix relatively easily so you might be able to get a little bit off the asking price, knowing that you can make the changes necessary using online guides and advice.

So, go into any new car ownership plan armed with the following bits of knowledge. What you want, why do you want it, and what to look out for when it comes to problems. This way you’ll hand over your hard-earned cash with the satisfaction that you’re driving away in a car that meets your requirements and not just taking what the seller wants you to take.

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