How to choose the first car
Posted On July 10, 2020
Choosing the first car is a task that often causes a lot of trouble. And this is mainly due to the lack of previous experience with used cars and the limited budget. It also depends a lot on when you buy the first car. We can, after all, make a driving license at the age of 18 and immediately buy the first car. We can also make a driving license, but wait with the purchase, because in the city, to some extent, you can do without your own car. There are also those who buy a car and obtain a driving license only when it is necessary – for example when they are expecting a child. What car should I buy to make it resistant to the errors of a new driver, cause as few problems as possible, and at the same time fulfill its function?
Assumptions when choosing a car
What assumptions are best to make when choosing your first car? Everyone has different needs, but if we want to buy a car as cheap as possible – let’s make sure that it exactly meets our expectations and try not to go beyond their area. We can end up with an older car, which may be bigger, faster, and better equipped, but ultimately, it will be a chore for us. It will use more fuel and will require more frequent servicing and higher financial outlays. It’s best to follow a simple rule – we set the budget, and then we are looking for the youngest car that will fit in it. It is worth remembering that the time for used or new cars, which everyone will look at on the street, will still come and focus on priorities. Perhaps this moment will come even faster if we start with something cheaper but reliable.
Used cars for young drivers
Very often we hear the question: which used the car should I choose? The answer is not always easy, because a lot depends on the amount spent on the purchase, utility needs, expectations, e.g., regarding performance or equipment, and – of course – durability! Someone will say that it is impossible to collect all the best offers from the secondary market in one combination.
For most buyers of used cars, durability, and reasonable operating costs are what count most. That is why it was our main criterion, but we also appreciate the utility values. When choosing a company car, and even more so a fleet of vehicles, it is worth spending some time on it. Here, the price of buying a car is not and should not be the main criterion. A cheap car purchase can turn out to be very expensive after 3-4 years in the final expenditure summary.. What to look for so that you don’t “ride” on your car?