How to choose a right car?

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As they say, a car is a second largest purchase you will ever make (after a house), so picking the right car for yourself is crucial. With so many brands and models available to choose, isn’t it an extremely difficult and challenging process. Further to add to our confusion, new design and models are being introduced all the time too.

To avoid this tedious task few of us tend to re-buy the same car or the revised model of the same car they had- definitely missing out on the new and better choices available. Few on other hand prefer to take suggestions and recommendations from family and friends while the remaining ones either do their own research or buy something fancy to their eye or even follow what their favourite celebrity endorse.

So if you are planning to buy your right car, It is important to take your time during the process. Rushing to make a purchase won’t help, just think through all below points and write them on a piece of paper. This shall help you enjoy the process of shortlisting the right car for yourself.

1. What’s your need?

List down how and where you would be driving your car, your family size, your daily average commuting distance. This shall help you shortlist on the make, size and variant.

2. What’s your budget?

Write down the range/budget allocated or how you will be going to finance your car- out of pocket or loan. A smart move could be to find out your expected monthly car expenses — EMI payment, insurance premium, fuel charges, allocation for any maintenance, repairs, etc.

3. What’s the feedback?

There are many websites, mobile applications available today that not only have tools that allow you to filter your search by price, vehicle category, but also help you add to your research by providing reviews from automotive experts and owners of the same car.

Even if you are sure of the brand and make you want, it is still important to look at competing models. The market is so much crowded these days, that it might be easy to overlook a model that might better suit your needs than your initial top pick. Once again don’t rush this part of the process, because once you get a new car, you’ll have to live with it for years.

4. How is feel the wheel?

Don’t be hesitant to test drive all the choices you shortlist. It shall give you a first-hand experience of the how the car feels and how does it wheel. Dedicate one full day and schedule test drives of all your shortlisted models.

5. Finalize your decision?

After your test drive your shortlisted, if you’re still undecided, go back to the mobile applications or websites and pull in a new candidate. But if your decision is obvious, you can move on to the make the deal phase.

Whether you’re aware of it or not, your emotions and intuition will play a part in your choice. There’s nothing wrong with that — have a good time doing your research or talking to your family and friends about it. Follow the practical approach and list down all the choices and keep deleting the ones which doesn’t meet your criteria. Then you’ll have a car that you enjoy and that serves your needs.

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If you’re looking for help choosing your right car, head over to cars.com which is an awesome resource and full of info on all sorts of models.

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48 Comments

  • Nayantara Hegde

    March 19, 2018 at 8:31 AM Reply

    This is a great resource for people who are looking to buy a car for the first time.

  • Deepa

    March 17, 2018 at 6:54 PM Reply

    Buying a car is not an easy decision. You mentioned some great pointers to help a car buyer.

  • Anchal

    March 17, 2018 at 3:05 PM Reply

    Such amazing tips. We need to keep all of these in mind before buying our car

  • Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan

    March 15, 2018 at 10:08 AM Reply

    Feel the wheel is an absolute must have. Car space and what needs your family has should be the deciding g factors while buying a car

  • sleeplessmumma

    March 13, 2018 at 9:34 AM Reply

    Wonderful and such helpful tips ! Forwarding it to my friends.

  • tuggu.n.mommy

    March 12, 2018 at 5:24 PM Reply

    Rightly said Alpana, all makes and models bring a different feel. Be it height or length of the car.
    Like we try clothes before we buy, why not take a trial of car as well..

  • tuggu.n.mommy

    March 12, 2018 at 5:21 PM Reply

    Thanks A lot

  • tuggu.n.mommy

    March 12, 2018 at 5:20 PM Reply

    Glad could help you out here.

  • Mummasaurus

    March 7, 2018 at 9:17 AM Reply

    these tips have been very helpful! we have been meaning to change our car for a while – this will definitely be of help!

  • littlemissprim

    March 3, 2018 at 9:13 PM Reply

    These are some amazing and useful tips we need before buying car .. I have checked out cars.com.. it’s the best site to choose a car according to our needs ..

  • drbushran

    March 2, 2018 at 8:04 AM Reply

    Very useful tips for buying a new car. Indeed car.com easies this procedure with all round assistance

  • BeautyMommies

    March 2, 2018 at 4:43 AM Reply

    Very informative! These tips surely come handy when buying a car

  • Dipika Singh (@gleefulblogger)

    March 1, 2018 at 4:22 PM Reply

    There was a time when Car was supposed to be super luxurious product. But thanks for easy financing etc, car has become a middle man’s vehicle. However, picking the right car is crucial. This post elaborates so.

  • freemindtree

    February 28, 2018 at 9:02 PM Reply

    Budget is certainly a great factor while filtering for buying a car. Next I think for me would be to go on a site like cars.co and analyze 3-4 cars and then buy

  • Anchal

    February 28, 2018 at 6:40 PM Reply

    Thank you so much for this information. First time buyers have so many doubts

  • momsmethods

    February 28, 2018 at 12:11 PM Reply

    With so many options and so many suggestions and recommendations, while buying a car, we really need to do our homework well.. Thanks for sharing these amazing tips

  • Jiya B

    February 28, 2018 at 10:33 AM Reply

    One right car is a dream comes true. But difficult to find all aspects in one. thanks for introducing cars.com will vist the site

  • Jhilmil

    February 28, 2018 at 8:26 AM Reply

    Great planning really helps , good research, deciding on a budget and test drive are something essential for me.

  • nameeshn24

    February 28, 2018 at 6:26 AM Reply

    Well, though people always want to buy car of their choice. But then most necessary the points mentioned above needs to be kept in mind.

  • prernasinha2000

    February 28, 2018 at 5:02 AM Reply

    Now-a-days, there are so many variants available in each and everything which leads to confusion, your post will be really helpful for the ones who want to opt for a car which fulfils are their wants, thanks for sharing this informative post!

  • Papri Ganguly

    February 28, 2018 at 4:08 AM Reply

    You have shared some amazing tips on buying a new car. Thanks these are really helpful.

  • rohinijames

    February 28, 2018 at 3:51 AM Reply

    Great post to help new car owners choose a car wisely.

  • Ms Tantrum Blog

    February 28, 2018 at 12:46 AM Reply

    This post looks really useful. I will be travelling to India in 2 weeks and will require car for me and my family to travel everywhere safely and comfortably. I will refer to your post to make sure i choose best option for us.
    Ash | IG: @ms_tantrum

  • Richa

    February 27, 2018 at 7:42 PM Reply

    thanks for these great tips, we definitely need to decide on the budget and also look for a good mileage car in the budget

  • Blogsikka.com

    February 27, 2018 at 6:59 PM Reply

    True we need to take care of while buying a car

  • Ishieta

    February 27, 2018 at 6:31 PM Reply

    reviews are so important. i like how this site lets me check out about lot of different cars

  • Reetu

    February 27, 2018 at 4:49 PM Reply

    It’s important we research thoroughly and gain knowledge as much as we can before buying a car. Most certainly cars.com makes all of it easier for us. And really wonderful tips!

  • Varsh

    February 27, 2018 at 3:50 PM Reply

    Choosing the right car as per your use and requirements is very important. These are some useful tips.

  • myswatitude - Swati Gandhi

    February 27, 2018 at 3:41 PM Reply

    So glad to know the tips to remember while buying a new car. I am very soon going to buy a new car this is surely going to help me.

  • freemindtree

    February 27, 2018 at 2:35 PM Reply

    I had a very tough time while choosing my first car thank god now we have Cars.com for taking an educated decision.

  • llalexxbloomll

    February 27, 2018 at 10:56 AM Reply

    After graduation i realised that i need a car for myself now will make sure to follow these tips to buy one

  • Shaily Tandon

    February 27, 2018 at 8:42 AM Reply

    i am going to share all the tips with my friend who is going to buy a car soon. very well explained, thank you for the post…

  • Trystwithvanillagirl

    February 27, 2018 at 12:01 AM Reply

    There are so many important things to consider when you buy a car. This post is going to be helpful for me in future.

  • Mala and Aarna

    February 26, 2018 at 11:14 PM Reply

    Amazing tips and information on buying a new car. I loved reading this article as you have shared such helpful tips for buying a new car.

  • ofbookbabiesandmore

    February 26, 2018 at 8:30 PM Reply

    Cars.com looks like one stop shop to choose your first and perfect vehicle. Thank you for this post.

  • KetchupMoms

    February 26, 2018 at 5:10 PM Reply

    The road conditions of where you are going to be driving is very essential to be tested with the vehicle you choose. For example seeing the luxury cars barely being able to survive the speed breaker is so funny

  • Shaila

    February 26, 2018 at 4:21 PM Reply

    Awesome tips!! Especially the feel the wheel part

  • Ruchie

    February 26, 2018 at 4:20 PM Reply

    perfect tips when buying new car…

  • Shivali Singla

    February 26, 2018 at 11:01 AM Reply

    Choosing a right car is really crucial because its not a piece of cake or anything that could be replaced whenever you want. Its even important when you are going to travel and you have to take care of so many things before purchasing or renting a car.

  • alpanadeo

    February 25, 2018 at 7:30 PM Reply

    Test driving is very important. If a car looks comfortable from outside doesn’t mean it is comfortable to drive. Especially when switching to a bigger car or a Van, this is very important as the height changes.
    Very useful tips..

    • tuggu.n.mommy

      March 12, 2018 at 5:24 PM Reply

      Rightly said Alpana, all makes and models bring a different feel. Be it height or length of the car.
      Like we try clothes before we buy, why not take a trial of car as well..

  • nehajainu

    February 25, 2018 at 6:06 PM Reply

    this is such an important sharing for all those who wants to buy a new car, all important points are marked.

  • Mrinal Kiran

    February 25, 2018 at 12:54 PM Reply

    This is so true! We need to think of a lot of things like budget, model, mileage and so much before buying a car! And cars.com is of a great help

  • momtasticworld

    February 25, 2018 at 11:15 AM Reply

    What a wonderful tips, I am sharing it with a couple of friends of mine who are planning to buy a car soon. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Neha

    February 25, 2018 at 10:51 AM Reply

    Test driving is important as at times though all things are great, just not feeling comfortable enough behind the wheel is a reason enough to look for another car

    • tuggu.n.mommy

      February 25, 2018 at 11:57 AM Reply

      Ya right.. comfort behind the wheel is the most important part of selecting a car

  • tuggu.n.mommy

    February 24, 2018 at 9:18 PM Reply

    Glad could be of some help

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