You’ve read the car reviews online. You’ve talked to friends. You’ve read dealership reviews. You’ve talked to friends again. You’ve taken cars for test drives. More test drive. And even more test drives. You know exactly how much to pay, how you’re going to pay and if you can get a warranty. There’s just one lingering problem. Are you buying the right car?
No one wants buyers remorse, especially on what will probably be one of the biggest purchases of most people’s lives. This is a big deal and it’s OK to be dramatic.
So how will you know if you are you buying the right car? It’s all about comfort and how the car makes you feel. It’s truly that simple.
I bought a car a couple years ago. It was a used 2002 Subaru WRX. I didn’t know how to drive stick, I didn’t know how to fix a turbo and the quality of the car had mixed reviews online. My family didn’t like that it wasn’t American made. I had an uncle that thought the car was from Australia. Are you buying the right car?
Yes, I bought the right car. I fell in love its quirks and learned to drive the car through anything. I was comfortable and being comfortable in the car you drive on a daily basis is probably the single-most important factor to know if you really are buying the right car. A high level of comfort means you know the limitations of your own driving abilities and the car. This means you’re more likely to be a safer driver and less likely to become the local auto mechanic’s homeboy or homegirl.
You might think there are other factors when trying to decide if you’re buying the right car. You’re totally right. Repair costs, gas mileage, etc. Once you figure out the cars or trucks that fit those needs, you’re still going to have to make the final call. It’s the vehicle that will sit in your driveway or garage. It will haul groceries, kids, friends, family, etc. Unless you’re the rolling in dough like the Monopoly Man or find a dealership that lets you return cars, you’re still going to have that one question. Are you buying the right car?
Think of your car like you think of your soul mate. A soul mate will make you a better person and the car you buy should make you a better driver. If you think it will, you’re buying the right car and we want to help.