How to choose a car

How to choose a car

Don’t go wrong when choosing a car

  1. Decide whether you want to buy a new car or a used one.
    Factors to consider: your budget, the vehicle’s condition, whether you need a warranty, and, of course, your preferences.

  2. Make a list of several cars you like. We advise you to list the following for each car:
    • Make
    • Model
    • Generation
    • Body style
    • Fuel type
    • Engine displacement and power
    • Gearbox type
    • Type of drivetrain

    • i There is no right or wrong car to put on your list. Choose models based on your preferences, driving behaviour, the climate in your region, whether you have kids, and how often and under what conditions you plan to use the car.
    • i Checking the Euro NCAP safety rating for each car may also be a good idea.
  3. If you’ve decided to buy a new car:
    • Compare different dealerships.
    • Compare car prices.
    • Study the warranty and service conditions different dealerships offer.
    • Check the prices of car parts and consumables for the models you like.
    • Be sure to book a test drive.

  4. Want to buy a used car?
    • Read owners’ reviews for the models you like.
    • Find out the strong and weak points of each car.
    • Check and compare the prices for car parts and consumables.
    • Use specialised online services to learn more about the vehicle’s history. To do this, you’ll need to enter the car’s VIN or registration number.
    • Contact automotive specialists to check if any of the systems in the car you chose are broken and perform computer diagnostics.

  5. Select a trim level. Decide what would you like to have in your car:
    • Passive and active safety systems
    • Infotainment system(s)
    • Comfort systems
    • Interior details

    • i There are no right or wrong answers here. Make your choice based on your preferences and available budget.

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