What Kind of Car Should I Buy?


If you’re asking, “What car should I buy?”, it’s important to consider all the features you need. Don’t let marketers and salespeople pressure you into overspending. Ask yourself important questions such as how you used your last car, how many people ride with you, and how long your commute and driving trips are. Size, cargo space, and safety features are other important considerations, but not the only ones when determining what’s best for you. Also, think about:


The automotive market offers a lot of variability. An SUV is best for a large family, while a sedan such as a Toyota Camry or Mazda3 can suffice if you don’t have too many passengers. A more family style wagon, larger SUV, or van may do depending on your needs. From hatchbacks to coupes, to convertibles, the options are plenty, so think through your requirements. If you plan on doing some towing or daily hauling, a pickup truck may be the answer to your question, “What car is right for me?”.


What you can afford in monthly car payments impacts the kind of car you can get. For a new car, monthly payments should be 15% or less of your monthly income, or 10% of your take-home pay for a used car. Fuel and insurance costs should account for no more than 7% of your income. Once you arrive at a number, you can search for vehicles and options within your price range.


Size is a factor in many different types of vehicles. For examples, SUVs range from small to midsize, to large and extra-large. Some are suited for families while others are designed for off-road performance. Sedans also range from small to extra-large, while hatchbacks, wagons, and sports cars are sized according to specific user requirements.

Keep an Open Mind

If you’re eying a specific car, you are like many people. However, new cars are hitting showrooms all the time, so it pays to keep looking. You might find one that has never been considered. Comparing similar vehicles is beneficial anyway. A better, or even more affordable choice may be found and, once you have all the features and specifications in mind, you can compare prices more effectively.

Test It Out

Without a test drive, you might not know which car is just right. Contact your dealership’s sales department to schedule a test drive. Try taking at least three vehicles out for a spin. You can, therefore, compare them and explore all your options. Examine how the car handles in traffic and on highways, hills, and corners while getting a feel for the brakes, seats, cargo space, and technology.

How Do I Know What Car to Buy?

If you plan on making modifications, driving a lot, and selling the vehicle someday, you may want to buy it. Leasing a car allows you to save and afford a more expensive car with the latest technology. A trade-in at the end of a lease is generally easy, while repairs are covered by a factory warranty. The monthly payments tend to be lower as well.

There are also perks to buying new or used. You can save even more with a used car and get great features too. To find used vehicles that have passed rigorous inspections, contact CarWorld at 833-219-9951 or visit our Hawthorn dealership today. Our sales team will help you find a car that meets your wants or needs, discuss financing options, and make sure you drive away in one the same day.

Author: CarWorld