Buying A Car in the UK – How to Choose the Right CarGet the best car-buying advice from the car experts.
Finding your next car can be a daunting yet exciting experience, regardless if you are buying a new or used vehicle. Do not make hasty decisions as it can lead to a very expensive mistake. Take your time and do not let your heart rule your head.
First of all, you need to have a clear idea of what type of a vehicle you require. Many car buyers often purchase a vehicle based on what wants rather than needs. Ask yourself if the vehicle is suitable for your current and future lifestyle. It’s also vital to set yourself a realistic budget and stick to it. Do not be persuaded by polished car dealers or private sellers to deviate from your budget.
Do your homework and keep your options open
It is always beneficial to complete extensive research prior to even viewing a car. Research can be the difference between buying your ideal vehicle and ending up with a completely impractical car. Even if you’ve got a specific vehicle in mind, it’s worth searching for an alternative to save money. For example, you may be interested in purchasing an Audi Q7 but you should also consider others such as BMW X5 or a Volvo XC90.
It would also be worth looking at slightly less upmarket rivals such as the Volkswagen Tiguan or a Lexus RX300 as they are just as reliable, but more affordable. Always shortlist a number of vehicles and compare their specifications along with fuel consumption and suitability. Conveniently, our listing now gives you detailed information about running cost, performance, practicality, exterior/interior features and safety. Additionally, the website also allows you to compare the specifications of up to 4 cars to assist you with making the right choice.
Work out what’s indispensable
We all have different requirements when it comes to our cars. With some car buyers, the styling of the vehicle is more important than anything else. So the buying process is usually much quicker. However, if running costs, special features and price are more important, you will need to complete more extensive research.
Have a detailed look at the standard equipment on all the models you’re interested in and find which ones offer most of what you need.
If certain pieces of kit are vital such as satellite navigation, heated seats or air-conditioning then we’d advise going for the car that has these as standard, rather than on its options list. If the vehicle you wish to purchase does not include the features you require, we are able to make modifications before we ship the UK vehicle to your chosen destination.
Buying a New or Used UK Vehicle?
The choice of buying a new or used UK vehicle will be one of your biggest choices. Buying new has plenty of advantages. You can choose your favourite colour and equip it with whatever features you need and want. You can choose between leather and cloth upholstery and also upgrade the audio system. You can also be more confident of its mechanical condition and reliability. However, a fact that is often ignored is that new cars often lose more than half their value in the first three years of manufacture. So it’s vital to consider this when purchasing a new car.
Importing a one to three years old UK vehicle will be far cheaper than importing a new vehicle. You’ll get a bigger, better-equipped car for your money than if you bought new. Or you can get an older version of the car you were originally pursuing, for much less cash. Buying used doesn’t mean sacrificing peace of mind. Before our cars are exported, they undergo rigorous and stringent checks. They are only exported once we are happy they are in perfect condition.
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