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Avoid Issues Where Possible: How to Purchase the Vehicle You Love

» Posted November 30, 2016Resources | Share This Post

Buying a car is a big deal. But when you make a vehicle purchase, you could find yourself with a problem car. Repeated issues with your new vehicle could force you to seek a remedy under California’s lemon law. You could also end up with a car you are unhappy with for a variety of reasons, from bad gas mileage to a car that is no fun to drive.

You do not want a vehicle that you end up disliking, as buying a car simply costs too much to make a bad choice. Fortunately, with a little bit of research and some understanding of how to effectively buy a vehicle, you should be able to find a car that you really love.

Tips for Buying a Car That You Love

The New York Daily News has some advice on how you can buy a car that you love.  The steps that they advise you to take include the following:

  • Decide whether you want to buy a new vehicle or a used car.  Used cars can be lower cost and you can often get a warranty, while new cars purchased directly from a manufacturer will typically come with no questions about their background.
  • Decide if you are going to buy or lease the vehicle in which you are interested.
  • Select which vehicle you want. Make sure to pay attention to things like seating and cargo capacity, fuel economy, pleasant exterior styling and comfortable interiors.
  • Arrange financing for your vehicle purchase.
  • Select the car dealership from which you will be purchasing the vehicle.  Research the reputation of the dealership, especially if you are going to be buying a used car, as you need to make certain you get it from a reliable dealer.
  • Make a plan to get rid of the current vehicle that you are driving.
  • Test drive the vehicle you are interested in.
  • Negotiate a price and be sure to come prepared with knowledge of what the vehicle actually should cost.

Most car buyers are doing the necessary research and following smart processes for car buying. Over the course of 2015, vehicle buyers ended up spending 12.5 hours shopping online before buying a car, which is up from 11.2 hours in 2013.  The Internet is making it easier for people to do research and find cars that are the right fit.

Car buyers, for example, tend to visit many different sites for doing research. As many as 45 percent of car shoppers who did research online said they used third-party websites to find out more about the vehicles they were interested in.

Unfortunately, no matter how much research you do or how smart you are as a consumer, you could still end up with a car that does not work as you want it to. If your vehicle turns out to have unexpected problems, you should strongly consider looking into whether you have options under the lemon law. A Los Angeles attorney can help you understand what possible legal options you may wish to consider when you have a problem vehicle.


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