What to Do Before Purchasing a New Car

By Shannon Gurnee
In Budgeting
December 11, 2013



Choosing to buy a new car is a big decision. There are many details to be decided, after all. Once you actually choose to purchase a car, you’ll also have to decide whether you want a brand new car. Are you comfortable with a used car? Do you need blue tooth in your car? Do you want a car with automatic windows? Do you need a car that has a leather interior? What about an SUV? Are you comfortable with a smaller vehicle?

When you decide that you want a vehicle, start asking yourself these questions. Get online and do a little research. Keep in mind that there are many dealerships that offer a variety of Toyota Camry incentives and other specials, so don’t be afraid to call around. Pick up your phone and ask what incentives, specials and sales the local dealership offers. If you have a specific car in mind, ask about it. Find out what they’re asking for the car and set up an appointment to come test drive it.

It’s incredibly important to test drive the car you decide to get. After all, you will have the vehicle for a long period of time. You need to feel comfortable and at ease in the car. Make sure the controls are easy for you to use and that it’s the right size an fit for your family. Once you’ve found the perfect car, you’ll be ready to make an offer that the dealership just simply can’t refuse.

About Has 1993 Posts

Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to “What to Do Before Purchasing a New Car”

  1. Julie Wood says:

    I think that looking around and seeing what incentives that I can get before buying a car is very important! I know that test driving the car to see if I like it is also very important. Getting the best deal on buying a new car is so important because I can save literally thousands of dollars!

  2. stephanie says:

    great post i need a new car

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