Chances are you are going to need a car someday. Cars are great when they are reliable; however, a problematic car can wind up costing serious dollars down the road. The key to a successful relationship between you and your car is picking the right one in the first place.
“The most important things a person should know before buying a car,” Joseph Sullivan, a sales manager at Barbera Dodgeland said, “is personal preference and what they can and can’t afford.”
According to Sullivan, safety and reliability should be a priority for anyone looking for a car. Sullivan also pointed out that doing research is important. He suggested going lot-to-lot and reading up on the cars you are interested in.
The Kelley Blue Book Web site (www.kbb.com) is one of many sites dedicated to helping potential buyers research cars. The Internet has a plethora of information that a potential buyer should look into.
Tanishka Nadal, a sophomore public relations major, recently decided to lease a 2001 Honda Civic.
“I went with a lease because I’m in college right now,” Nadal said, “and who knows where I’ll be in three years. I might not need a car.”
Nadal arrived at the conclusion to lease when a used car broke down while she was test-driving it. Nadal was frustrated at first with this experience but after doing some research she found that leasing a Civic suited her needs.
Both Nadal and Sullivan agreed that finding a friendly dealership is important. Nadal felt that initially dealerships were trying to take advantage of her because she was a first time buyer.
Sullivan stated that finding a dealership with a first time buyer’s plan can really help ease the buying process.
The key to buying a car is finding one that fits your needs, so take the time to make sure the car is right for you.
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