How to Buy a Car Essay

1001 Words Jul 26th, 2010 5 Pages
How to Buy a Car
Stephanie Gallion
ENG 080

Looking for a new car? Well here are ten easy steps to finding the car that best suits you and your needs. First step, “What kind of car do you need?” Instead of worrying about what you are wanting, worry about what you are needing. What are you going to use the car for? How many seats do you want to fill? Do you care about gas mileage? What kind of driving do you do the most? How far do you drive every day? Usually people, when buying a new car, only buy the car that is their favorite color, or has nice rims, ect. Mainly the one that is most eye-catching rather than the one that would be the smart choice. Here are a few other questions to keep in mind when you begin your car
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When you deal with a standard salesperson, keep in mind, they will always try to start the negotiations out at a high price with the expectation of being negotiated down. However, the internet manager will give you the lowest price as soon as the negotiations begin. Step 8, How you test drive a car. Test driving the car is the goal to experience the same conditions you will be using the car for. You should drive the car in stop and go traffic and freeway speeds. Test the brakes in a safe location to make sure they are working properly. Do not drive with the radio on, you can test that later. You want to hear any noises that the car might make. Step 9, After the test drive. When the test drive is over you should leave the car lot. Why? You will need to test drive other cars at other dealerships. In one morning or afternoon is the best time to do all of your test driving. This will help to uncover even minor differences so you can make a more educated decision. Step 10, Getting ready for the buying cycle. Now you should have a good idea of what you can afford and what class you are looking for. You should have driven all of your choices. Now you should know which car you are going to buy or lease. Narrow your choices down to one car and make a deal. After you follow these ten easy steps you should congratulate yourself. You have found the car that is right for you.


Philip Powell (2009), 6 Easy Steps to Buying a New Car,

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