Everyone who drives, which is most people, dream of having in their ownership a car that is perfect to them in every way. Next to owning one’s own home, the perfect car dream is perhaps the second most popular fantasy to have. Of course, there is no evidence to support that claim, but it’s not much of a stretch to assume that it is true.
Unfortunately, most people don’t live the dream. They feel that they are forced by necessity to settle. And not even for second best. Usually fiftieth best is closer to reality. But it is actually possible to buy your dream car without destroying your finances. Read onward and learn how!
Think about what constitutes your dream car. Make a list of all the vehicles that fit this description. Don’t make this list too long. Take note of all the pros and cons that are associated with each one of them. Use the internet to help you in this endeavour. Narrow down the list to a few cars that are to you the best cars for you and your needs.
Our ideas about what we want and don’t want are not set in stone. You may think you want one thing, but if you stand back and look at everything in perspective, you may find your mind change. You may find that the car that is actually your dream car is less expensive than the car that just a moment ago you had your mind set on.
You may have looked at the car that you are interested in buying in person. You may have had the seller tell you everything there is to know about it. However, no amount of info will come close to telling you how the car is going to fell while driving it. And how a vehicle handles and feels on the road is an extremely important deal breaker. It most certainly won’t be a complete misuse of your valuable time. Instead, it will be a very good use of your time.
Perhaps you have the means of getting a brand new vehicle. But your dollars can go much further with a used car. You will be able to buy a top of the line model that was manufactured recently that is of a far higher calibre. All you have to do is not turn your nose up at the prospect of purchasing a pre-owned car. Sure, it won’t have the new car smell, but so what? Go ahead and learn the facts before purchasing a second hand car.
Look at your finances and do some serious consideration on how much you want to spend. Take your monthly income and divide the number into a quarter. Don’t spend more than that and you will be fine. It is important because it means that you won’t make any purchase that turns out to be regretful later on.