A Cars Guide survey has showed that 85% of vehicle buying decisions are made by or influenced by women – and we’re not talking about the color of the car! Women will often have different priorities to men when it comes to important features in their cars, with many looking for fuel efficiency and safety over power and performance.
When choosing the right vehicle, you’ll need to decide in advance what you’re looking for in order to secure a good deal. Think about financing options and do your research in advance. Here are some good tips for girls – and guys – to make note of.
Research research research – before you visit any car dealer, think about the car you’re looking for and how you’ll use your vehicle. Are you driving in the city or are you looking for a good family car? Get an idea of the price by consulting and find a model that will fit your budget.
Consider the cost – once you have an idea about the type of vehicle you’re looking for, start thinking your budget. It’s a good idea to think about your car finance options before you visit a dealership so you have an idea of the type of car loan or leasing options that are available.
Visit a dealer – there are a number of great dealerships to check out for new and used cars if you live in the Sydney area – you’ll want to visit a number of lots, especially if you’re looking for a used car. Head to a specific dealer if you have a particular model in mind – you’ll find the popular Holden Commodore at a number of Holden dealers throughout the city.
Inspect and test – give the car a once over to look for any signs of accidents or damage. Be sure to take it for a test drive – keep an eye and ear out for any problems while you’re on the road. If you’re not confident looking under the hood, take along a friend who knows about engines. It’s also not a bad idea to arrange for a professional inspection by a qualified mechanic for a later date before you make the final arrangements to buy.
Research some more – once you’ve test driven the vehicle, go home and look up some more information about the specific make and model of the car. Find out about pricing estimates for any extras. The more information you have, the more prepared you’ll be for negotiating a great deal.
Whether you’re looking for used Holdens for sale that will make great family cars or you’re after the perfect city vehicle – good information will be your most powerful tool to arrive at a fair price. Don’t fall in love with one particular car – visit a number of different dealerships and have a few options in mind so you can make an informed choice.