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Car Buying: Finding the Perfect Match

Date posted: 07/16/2012

by Nadia Ibanez on
in Buying & Selling

1560 Car Buying: Finding the Perfect Match Whether it’s your first or fifth spin around a dealership, car buying is always an exciting venture.

Need a vehicle for personal use? One for the family? These days, it’s easy to find everything from sports cars for road trips to conservative family rides that save on gas – all within your budget and aesthetic preferences.

Below are some tips on finding the perfect vehicle to suit your needs.

Energy- and Gas-Efficient Vehicles

These days, families and individuals are continuously looking for vehicles that consume less gas and are better on the environment than the traditional car. Hybrid and electric cars are becoming ever popular as they are proven to produce lower emissions and require less gas to get you to your destination. Hybrid vehicles are available in nearly every size so you can find a car for personal use, or something that the whole family can enjoy.

Additionally, if you’re looking for a car that requires less gas than an SUV or truck, always opt for a smaller sedan with a smaller gas tank. Surprisingly, these vehicles are roomy enough to fit four to five people comfortably and still make for great gas mileage. And if you live in a state that requires smog and emissions checks, you might even get a break for driving a low-emissions vehicle.

Safe and Reliable Ride for First-Time Drivers

Shopping for your teen’s first car is daunting.  You have to shop around for a safe and reliable car, while also keeping in mind that auto insurance may be steep for a first-time driver. However, there are several types of reliable cars out there – both new and used – so shop around and ask for referrals on what’s best.

Something for the Whole Family

With so many available options – station wagons, SUVs, sedans – shopping for a family car presents many challenges.

To help with your decision, make a checklist of everything you expect from a family car:

  • How many seats do you need?
  • How much trunk space do you require?
  • Will you be driving with a dog?
  • Is miles per gallon an important factor?
  • Do you want a car loaded with accessories?

There’s much to consider while shopping around.

Auto dealers can be extremely helpful when it comes to narrowing down which type of car you need based on preference and budget. But don’t forget to shop around and give yourself options.

For more info, check out our New Car Buyers Guide, Used Car Buyers Guide, and Car Buying FAQs page.

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About Nadia Ibanez

Since 2006, San Diego resident Nadia Ibanez has inspired others with her words. She has created content and edited copy for luxury print magazines and digital business magazines. She has written about multi-million dollar homes, local artisans, music festivals, travel destinations, health and wellness, and so much more. She has interviewed CEOs of major enterprises and has covered breaking news stories in American technology, social media, retail, hospitality, food, among others. More articles by Nadia Ibanez

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