How to Choose the Right Car for You


Purchasing a vehicle isn’t always an easy decision as you’ll want to ensure you make the right choice with what can sometimes be a sizeable investment. There are a number of key aspects to consider with this which are detailed below to help you find the best new car for you:

The price

To start with a huge factor, you of course need to think about how much you can afford to pay upfront. You can also trade in your old car to help bring costs down, but it’s wise to have a budget to play with so you know what you can realistically purchase.

What you will use it for

The next thing to think about is what you intend to use the vehicle for and what type of car is best suited for this. For instance, if you want a family runabout you’re best looking at a hatchback or estate car, or if you want something tough, big and reliable, you may wish to look at 4x4s and SUVs.

The power

This last point should also inform what size engine you need, as a larger family car needs to be powerful enough to comfortably transport a full load. Conversely, if it’s a smaller car you’re looking at, you don’t want a ridiculously powerful engine on something you’re only using for short journeys.

The conveniences

Different cars offer different trim options, but often the higher the trim means the higher the price. A mid-range trim can offer you the best of both worlds in the sense that you get enough conveniences for a decent price, but if you are happy with just the basics you can help keep costs down.

The fuel type

If getting a decent MPG is important to you, then you need to consider the fuel type. Modern petrol engines can still get good economy, but for the really high MPG a diesel is the better option.

The transmission

You should also weigh up what transmission type to get. There’s no getting away from the fact that an automatic can be much easier to drive, but at the same time many prefer a manual as they have greater control. To help you with this choice, you can read this useful article from First Response which breaks down each type.
When you’ve decided on the above, you should be able to narrow down your options to a shortlist of vehicles. Then, it’s worth reading some reviews of the manufacturers and models you have in mind to again make your decision that little bit easier.

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