Finding a new set of wheels, whether used or new, can be an exciting time. Although, that does not mean to say that it is without its stresses of course – there are lots of different ways to shop, lots of different options, and lots to think about. Probably the first thing you will think about is where you can actually find your new car, and this will have an impact on quite a few things. Let us have a look at the different ways in which you can source a new car, and the associated benefits and drawbacks.
Having a walk around your local dealership to see what they have got is a great idea if you are not actually certain what it is that you want yet. You can get a much better feel for a vehicle seeing it in reality than on a screen or in a brochure. You can either choose the official manufacturer dealers if you are in the market for something that is brand new, or you might want to try an independent if you want used, or a wider range to choose from. You can often get yourself pre-approved from a finance provider before you shop, so you know what you are working with.
Leasing is a different way of doing things to the above, but can certainly help bring down the cost of driving a brand new vehicle. Through this method, you pick your car from the options given to you by a leasing provider such as Select Contracts, and then agree terms with them. In terms of payments, this means that you pay a monthly fee to run the vehicle. You will not always have the chance to see your future car in the flesh beforehand however, so you need to do plenty of research.
Browsing online classifieds is the best way of searching through a huge number of cars in a short space of time, and is also great if you are looking for something a little bit rarer or more exotic than you would find on the local forecourt. Here you will find both trade and private sellers, so there are huge differences in choice and price. The drawbacks here are that you will still need to give the seller a call when you find something to make sure they have still got it, and you may not be able to use finance when you are buying private – you may need to pay outright.