Before viewing ads for cars, determine the criteria by which you can buy a good car cheaply.
Criteria for choosing a good car
The main criterion is the price category. Do not buy the car for the last money, leave funds for the first service and unforeseen repair. As an option - buy a car on credit.
The second most important criterion for choosing an auto is a condition: new or used. It is better to choose a new car under warranty. If something breaks, you do not have to shell out for repairs, plus there are no hidden threats that the car was stolen, when buying from an authorized dealer. If you do not want a new car, choose a used one.
Choosing a price category, determine the class, body type and manufacturer. Body type: sedan, hatchback, wagon, coupe, crossover, full-size SUV. If you pick up a weekend car or like sports cars, pay attention to the coupe or roadster. A wagon is usually used as an everyday car because of its larger capacity.
Car make is an important factor affecting pricing. Each manufacturer has its own advantages and disadvantages. Cars BMW, Audi, Mercedes are more expensive than other brands with the same configuration, year of manufacture and mileage.
Pay attention to passive security systems. Airbags and all kinds of control assistance systems:
- ABS (anti-lock braking system)
- EBD (system of e / distribution of braking forces)
- EBS (Emergency Brake Assist)
- ESP (Dynamic Stability System)
- traction control
Prices depend on the configuration. If you are a music lover, watch cars with a good stereo system. Finishing materials is also an important factor. Leather trim has a presentable appearance, it is easy to care for her, but in the cold heats up for a long time and is not comfortable without heated seats. In the heat of the seat will burn. Rag upholstery in this regard is more comfortable.
There are systems, at first glance, useless, but if you think about it, in many cases you can't do without them. Heated steering wheel - a useful feature in the cold winter. Cruise - control is useful for long driving on the highway.
Vehicle condition check
The car can be found on the car market, special sites or autohouses. If you see a suitable option, ask the seller basic information: year, mileage, condition, problems, the possibility of bargaining. Look at a few cars, do not rush to the first one.
Professionals advise to pay attention to the condition of the body, the presence of dents, corrosion. In bright sunlight, look at the coincidence of the colors of the paint. If you see a difference, the element is painted.
Check the condition of the seat upholstery and steering wheel trim. By their condition, as by the state of tires, you can check the accuracy of the run. Ask for a test drive. Listen to the car on the background noise. Do not forget to go to the diagnosis to the official dealer.
Do not skimp on the diagnosis, it will help to identify hidden flaws and save money and time for repairs. Diagnostics spend on specialized stations, where they check all components and assemblies. According to the verdict of experts, evaluate the feasibility of the purchase. If the master has found many flaws, and the seller does not reset the price for their elimination, look for another option.
When buying a car, tell your friends and relatives about your intention. Maybe your friends will find a suitable offer or they will help with useful advice. Friends will talk about the problems and shortcomings of the car and, possibly, will sell cheaper.