Cars Don’t Need To Cost You a Fortune, How To Find Unbeatable Car Deals In 2018
By Space Coast Daily // January 18, 2018
second most expensive thing you’ll ever own
Do you even remember the last time you bought a car? It’s not something the average person gets to experience often. A vehicle is usually the second most expensive thing you’ll ever own. That doesn’t mean cars need to cost you a fortune.
If you’re smart it’s easy to pick up a great deal. It’s got a lot to do with the tactics you use to purchase one. Let’s assume you don’t know anything about buying cars. We’ll discuss the top things you should keep in mind.
1. You Should Pay For A Car In Cash
Imagine someone is offering to buy your business for a million dollars, but there is a catch. They only want to pay you 10 percent upfront. They’ll spread the rest out over 2 years depending on profits.
I guarantee you would rather take $900,000 in cash on the spot. The same kind of thing applies when you’re buying a car. If you have the money ready to hand over you have much more room to negotiate.
2. Don’t Focus On A Particulate Model
Maybe you’ve dreamed of driving a BMW 5-Series for a long time, but you need to have other models in mind. Car salesmen are a lot smarter than they look. They’ll know when you’re only interested in one car.
Do you think the negotiations will work out in your favor? They’ll have a tremendous advantage even if you don’t know it. When you have a few vehicle models in mind their advantage will disappear.
3. Find Out How Much It Really Costs
Buy a brand new car in 2018 and it’s going to sting. It’s why most people will look at older models, but will they cost more money in the long run? They might have a habit of breaking down more often.
It helps to take the price of fuel into account. If it’s going to keep rising a hybrid car might work out cheaper. The price to insure various cars changes frequently too. Find out how much a car will really cost before buying it.
4. Buy While It’s Still Cold Outside
When parts of the country are frozen solid it’s going to affect businesses. Do you see many customers looking at cars when you drive past showrooms? At this time of year, it can’t be easy for those on commissions.
If you want to buy a car you need to do it before spring rolls around. When the weather improves you’ll lose a bargaining chip. A great deal is always possible when there is almost zero competition.
5. You Can’t Buy An Electric Car Yet
I know we’ve talked about hybrid cars today, but forget about buying an electric model. It doesn’t matter how amazing you think they are. We’re still in the early adopter stage and they’re at a premium.
People buying electric cars are doing it for egotistical reasons. Owning one will save you money in years to come. Right now, it’s better to keep dreaming of the day you can say goodbye to fossil fuels.
Only Buy A Car If You’re Getting A Deal
Is your car ready to fall apart tomorrow? If you can still drive from A to B you shouldn’t be forced into anything. Keep looking and the right deal will appear before your eyes. You need to make sure you’re ready to jump on it.
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