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For many drivers, buying a new car is a tantalizing dream — one that always seems just out of reach. It can feel difficult to justify the expense, especially with so many high quality used vehicles available. This is unfortunate, because buying a new car is both easier and more affordable than many people think. With a little research and patience, most Canadians can find themselves in the driving seat of a new vehicle of their choice.
If you want to buy your first new car and concerns about affordability are holding you back, here are a few things to keep in mind:
When considering a new car purchase, financing is an important factor. A good financing plan can mean the difference between a good deal and a bad one. Say you want to purchase a new Mazda 3. It’s a car that offers excellent value for your money, and it’s a brand that has a strong reputation for producing reliable vehicles. If you need help financing your new Mazda the first place you should start looking is the dealership itself. Most dealerships have staff on hand to help potential buyers navigate the process and find a payment plan that fits their budget.
In most cases, they will also be able to help you with the second major consideration when purchasing new, which is trading in.
Trade In Your Old Car
If you already have a car and it is in reasonably good condition, this can make purchasing a new one a much more feasible option. But in order to get the most out of your trade-in, you will need to understand how much it’s worth, and put a little work into making it as presentable as possible.
Try to find out on your own what the market value of the car is. Find out how much similar makes and models are selling for, and get a sense for what a fair price would be. When it comes to bringing your car in, make sure you bring documentation of any work that has been done on the car in the time you’ve owned it. Give it a nice clean the day before, and make sure it looks sharp. Above all, be honest about the vehicle’s condition. Most dealers have staff on hand to evaluate used vehicles, and they’ll be looking for issues that might lower its value.
Buy At The Right Time
You can save a lot of money on a new car simply by buying at the right time of year. The dealership business is like any other, with high points and low points, and you can save a lot of money simply by shopping at the beginning or end of a calendar year. Some industry watchers suggest you can even get a better deal by shopping on the last week of the month due to the nature of sales quotas at many dealerships.
If you’ve always dreamed of owning a new car, make 2018 the year that dream becomes a reality. Remember, if you do your homework buying new can be a responsible and financially viable option.