When it comes to buying a car, there are alot of considerations. A secondhand vehicle might well do the job as a cheap runaround for a while, but if you don’t choose wisely it could end up in a car junkyard sooner than you would like. Investing in a brand new car is not always possible, or necessary, either though! So whether opting for new or not, here are some considerations when buying a car…
Personally, finding an eco-friendly car would be one of my first considerations. Ideally I would love an electric car if at all possible, but in reality other factors might prohibit this. However, this is certainly an important part of the research. Auto Express lists their top 10 green cars; which includes a combination of electric, hybrid and traditional cars. I am surprised and impressed with how many electric cars are available now to be honest. You can even arrange for an electric car charger point installer to come and fit a personal charging point at your home.
Of course though, the absolute top priority is safety. Accident Advice Helpline have created an interactive guide to some of the safest cars available. It shows safety percentages for drivers, passengers and pedestrians so gives a clear picture of different aspects of safety. You can also filter based on the type of car you are searching for.
Environment and safety are both key factors when buying a car. Of course, budget is too! When investing in a new purchase though, be aware of false economy; finding yourself with expensive repairs, or in negative equity, is not the smartest move. Make sure you look at the bigger picture before forking out.
These guides highlighting key information are really useful. Then it is just up to you to weigh up all the factors and decide on balance which car is best, within your budget. Regardless of outcome though, I feel much better knowing that I have researched properly and I hope you do too!
*Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.