When buying a car it is vitally important to take into consideration not only what kind of budget you have to work with but also which vehicle is going to be the most suitable for your lifestyle.
There are obviously cars of all shapes and sizes available on the market and the last thing you want to do is waste your time researching vehicles which are completely irrelevant to your lifestyle. It would be wise to think about what you’ll be using it for on a day-to-day basis, as this will help you to establish a starting point with your research and enquiries.
Let’s say, for example, that you’re a young and single individual who needs a vehicle to run from point A to point B. It would hardly be justified purchasing a fuel-guzzling four-wheel drive SUV when a smaller vehicle, such as a compact hatch, would offer far superior fuel efficiency and would be more suitable for commuting through the city on a daily basis.
On the other hand, if you have a family of three, a shiny new Lamborghini is probably not going to be on the cards anytime soon. Instead, you’ll want to opt for the kind of vehicle which is big enough and hardy enough for you and your partner to cart the kids around but that offers reasonable enough gas mileage to not become a drain on your finances in the long-term.
There is an old adage which says “dress for the job you want rather than the job you have” and if only this were also true of cars! However, a realistic outlook is of the utmost importance here, so take a look at your current lifestyle, including your daily commute, your leisure activities and any future plans you may have concerning relocating or raising a family. With this firmly in your mind, you’ll be able to resist the temptation to indulge in a car that reflects the kind of lifestyle you wish you had and instead opt for a car that will serve you reliably where it matters most.
For both new and used cars, it should go without saying that you’ll want to arrange a test drive. Taking a car for a spin before committing will give you a clearer idea of how it handles, any potential faults and what the interior features are like.
Whether you’ve decided which kind of vehicle is right for you or you’re still sitting on the fence, be sure to speak to Bartons. With more than six decades of experience as one of the most successful family-owned car dealerships in Brisbane, their staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have and find the perfect vehicle for you.