How to buy your first car a couple things you need to know

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 02.11.2011

How to Buy Your First Car: a Couple Things You Need to Know

Have you passed your driving exam?  Congratulations with your driving license coming soon!  You were thinking about your first car for a long time. Now it’s time to make the final choice.

To summarize technical parameters you need to know before buying your first car (if you have no clue what to start from), there is the list we would suggest you to review for making decision besides the price:  engine size, production (year), luggage capacity, engine power and fuel consumption.

Steps to buy your first car:
1) Define which car and model you would like to buy. Take all necessary info from auto-, motocatalogue or on-line marketplaces.  Start rather from the look and price not from technical parameters.

2) Choose whether you like European, American, Japanese or Korean cars. (Prices, maintenance costs and overall reputation should be taken into account, for example there are plenty of new great Chinese cars for nice low prices which never passed crash tests successfully as well as nobody knows where is the service station).

3) Choose the type of fuel you are interested in. (Gas costs more for fuel but less for maintenance).

4) Choose between restyled car and standard model . (Think over why it was restyled, and sometimes standard model is better).

4)  Try to find out where is the car from (if non-American), why it was sold, how much is the mileage.

5) Check the look (external interior).

6) When buying used car ask the dealer to open the bonnet and check if there is any signs of any drops as well as the state of electric wires (what to look for: signs of rust and leaks).  Then ask to start up the ignition and if the sound is soft, that means that it’s 90% everything is ok with your car.  Check if every button is working at dashboard, if there is any strange sound when driving.

A couple of hints for choosing 1st car:

Let’s imagine that you have a three hatchback options to choose from: Chevy Aveo 3D, and Ford Focus and Honda Civic 5D.  All of them found in a local dealership but you still have some doubts on what to choose. (Please note, I am not here to sold any of that models, this is just an example what should I do to choose between them).

The biggest engine size belongs to Honda Civic as well (1799 cc), the smallest goes to Chevy (1498 cc).  The engine power parameters are as following:  140 php for Honda, 100 php for Ford Focus and 86 php for Chevy. So the most powerful option would be Honda Civic 5D.

Why thinking of the power? Because this is the main factor for the Top speed available for this car.

A couple of useful hints for buying used cars:

Never say dealer that you like the car, never praise the car ahead, better show him the minuses you noticed,  try to show dealer that you can change your mind any time. Feel free to ask for lower prices based on the defects found. Also follow your intuition – if you have not pointed that car from the first glance – don’t choose it under pressure.

When choosing first car, check the body condition, the engine and the hanger condition. If there is rust – the easiest way to find it is to check the boot floor. If dealer does not allow you to check the body floor, this should make you worrisome. Be attentive (because some polishes can hide rust).

The second important thing is to avoid buying cars damaged in accident. That can result for your car being infirm thus requiring new wheels more often.

To avoid it you should check the car body for irregularities and gapping spacers on the doors and windows. Also you can check it by sampling the diagonals (those ones should be equal). Ideally when buying the used car you would probably better choose car with the original (factory) painting. In this case it is easily for you to see all the defects on the surface of the body.

To find out more, please join us at First Car Buying Assistance at If looking for further information concerning Car Parts, visit our category Car Parts OnLine.

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