If you have to travel to work daily or have errands to run such as taking your kids to school and collecting them, then you probably need the flexibility of a car. But cars can be so expensive these days. Although dealers give you different payment options, it’s always a good idea to find something within your budget. So how can you do that?
- Small New Cars
You could take a look at the small hatchbacks that are made for the budget driver. There are new cars such as the Datsun Go that is very affordable if you have a small budget. The advantage with buying a new car is that it usually comes with a maintenance and service plan so you don’t have to worry about those costs for the next few years.
- Demo Models
Dealers will mark down demo models dramatically because it is technically a used car. It has been used to give customers the driving experience of the car that they are interested in buying. The demo model is driven by many people but only for short distances so the mileage on it may not be that high. It may also still have a maintenance and service plan in place so those costs are also covered. You could really score a bargain on a demo model thus saving on your monthly budget.
- Used Cars
The options when it comes to used cars are almost endless. You can search for anything within your budget so you call the shots. You can specify the maximum year model, the type of car, the maximum mileage and amount you are willing to pay. It may take a bit of time to find what you’re looking for, but if you browse the right used cars websites you could find the bargain you’re looking for. Be sure to go to the dealer and physically inspect the car. Then take it for a test drive so that you are sure of what you are getting. Find out about the fuel consumption, service updates, previous owners and whether there is still a maintenance plan in place. Inspect the whole car all around to see if there are any dents or scratches. If there are, then find out if the dealer can either give you a discount or if they can fix it before you buy it. Buying a used car can put you in the driver seat, literally and figuratively, because you can negotiate a deal that best suits your budget and lifestyle.