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How To Choose The Right Car For You by Autodus(m): 8:25pm On Sep 22, 2019
Obviously, automobile growth has increased drastically over the last few decades, with over 50 automakers producing different brands to meet the immediate need of the people. The increase in competition among different automakers has led to the production of sophisticated brands with better utility and value.

Unfortunately, choosing a car to suit the need for years to come has become a major problem encountered in today’s world. Questions like what kind of car is right for me? Will I ever find a car to suit my immediate need? has been going through people thought for ages.

You need to start by asking yourself a question, what do I need a car for? you may already have an idea on what you want, but you need to set your scale of preference right by determining the purpose for which you need an automobile. By figuring out what you need, you will end up buying the right car.

Are you interested in comfort and luxury? do you need a pickup for heavy loads? is fuel economy paramount importance to you?. When you take your time to figure out what you need, you tend to buy a car that won’t lose its utility for a very long period of time.

Once you’ve got an idea on what you need a car for, you now have to consider your budget. It is very important to know how much you can comfortably spend without having to borrow. Also if you plan on going for a loan to get your vehicle, it is important to know that the monthly repayment should not exceed 15% of your monthly income. It is important to know all these because vehicle value decreases drastically over the years, it will be unwise to borrow so much on something which value will depreciate over time.

Since you already have an idea on what you need a vehicle for, and what your budget is. The next thing to do is to check out the make, model, year of production with a dealer, all within your budget limit. You can also compare price, make, model, since there is a variety of brand to choose from.

If you are going for a used vehicle, check out the exterior, interior (both exterior and interior play an important role in determining value of the vehicle), under the hood (dirty and rusted part shows there is trouble down the road and vice versa) and the odometer of the vehicle for the mileage (there is generally less wear and tear with low mileage). when comparing different automobiles to choose from, you can also compare online, to know more about the history and different expert opinions on the model.

It is also very important to weight the cost of ownership before taking your final decision on the vehicle to settle for. Some vehicles may be cheaper but more expensive to own. Before you finally choose your vehicle, you must estimate the longtime ownership cost which includes maintenance cost, fuel economy.

Now that you already know the vehicle you are looking for, go ahead and buy an automobile that will suit your need for years to come.

Source - https://www.autodus.com/how-to-choose-the-right-car-for-you/

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Re: How To Choose The Right Car For You by Jmk9292(m): 9:25pm On Sep 22, 2019
Right on point....... Thumbs up

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