There’s a much better way to pick the right car, a practical approach that also allows room for some fun.
How to Pick the Right Car
- Figure out what you need.
- Set your budget.
- Use a car finder tool to match your needs and budget to the market.
- Test drive at least three cars.
- Review your research and make a decision.
How do I decide what car to buy?
It just takes a little research and planning.
- Assess Your Needs. The “right car” depends on who you are and what you expect from a car.
- Set Your Budget.
- Decide If You Want to Lease or Buy.
- Consider Other Cars in the Class.
- Weigh the Costs of Ownership.
- Find Cars for Sale.
- Set Up a Test Drive.
- What to Look For in a Test Drive.
What does the car you drive say about you?
The car you drive says a lot about your personality. From the make and model to the state of the interior, your car reflects several aspects of your attitude, practicality, and the way you approach life.
How much should I spend on a car?
How Much Should I Pay? Another rule of thumb says that drivers should spend no more than 15% of their monthly take-home pay on car expenses. So under that guideline, if your net pay is $3,500 a month, it’s best to avoid spending more than $525 on car costs.
Photo in the article by “Mount Pleasant Granary”