Buying a brand new car out of the box is so exciting. You will be the first one to drive the car and it’s so thrilling to drive the new car off the sales floor. Getting into the car and the odometer reads zero kilometres is a moment that you will cherish always. Before you get to this great moment of owning a brand new car, there are few things that you need to consider.
These are five tips and suggestions of what to consider when buying a new car.
1. Is it a brand new car? Is the car that you are looking at a brand new car or is it actually second hand. Dealerships can offer you new cars as well as demo models that look like new. Demo models have a very low mileage on the clock and they are in very good condition. They have never had a previous owner other than the dealership, of course. Plus demo models are much cheaper than a brand new car. If you opt for a demo model, make sure you are getting everything that you want, though.
2. Can you choose the colour? This is a trivial question but if you are buying a new car, one of the perks is that you can choose the colour you want. You don’t have to settle for the colour that is on show. Find out what colours are available and if you can choose the colour you want.
3. What is the engine capacity? What kind of engine capacity are you looking for? Depending on the type of car you are looking for, you can decide on a 1.4 litre, 2.0 litre or up to a 3.0 litre engine capacity. A 1.4 litre engine is ideal if you are driving the car daily and don’t want to burn much fuel. On the other hand a 3.0 litre engine will have much more power and speed.
4. Is there a service plan and a maintenance plan? This is a very important question to ask. Opt for a new car that comes with a three to five year service plan so that you don’t have to worry about the extra costs of servicing your vehicle. This should include checking all the parts of your car, even your wheels and tyres. A maintenance plan is also a great plus because if anything gets damaged on your car, it can be fixed.
5. What is the fuel consumption? Check the fuel economy of the car and how much fuel is used over 100 kilometres. If you are driving daily it’s best to choose a car that does not use much fuel, preferable under ten litres per 100 kilometres is ideal.
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