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A First-Time Car Buyer's Guide to the New Car Buying Experience

Last updated 6 years ago

Perhaps you’re buying your very first vehicle, or maybe you’re celebrating a big raise with an upgrade from the used station wagon that you’ve driven for all of your adult life. Whatever the case, you’re about to buy a brand-new car for the very first time. You know that this is a huge investment, so you want to make sure that you do everything right. Here is a beginner’s guide to buying a new car:

Consider your driving needs.

Before you get your mind set on a certain vehicle, take a look at your driving needs to determine what type of car will be best for you. Does your job or favorite hobby require heavy towing, or just long commutes? Will your car have to accommodate a growing family, or just the occasional passenger?

Determine your budget.

Once you know the basic requirements of your new car, it’s time to figure out which models you can afford. Compile a list of your regular monthly income and expenses to determine how much you could pay for loan payments, gas, insurance, and maintenance. You should also explore the assets you have available for a down payment, including your old car.

Research online.

The best way to learn which vehicles will best suit your needs is by researching their features, specifications, and reviews online. You can do this with help from the manufacturer’s website and a variety of review sites and buyer’s guides.

Test drive your options.

Once you have selected a few favorites, head to the Honda dealership and see what they are like in real life. Be thorough with your test drives; consider the vehicles’ performance, comfort levels, high-tech features, and overall driving experience.

Shop for the best loan.

When you are ready to buy your new car, you will want to make sure that you get the best deal on it. Be sure to carefully research your best lending options. Banks and online lending institutions are popular choices, but dealership financing is often the most convenient option.

If you are looking for a great new car, come to Brown’s Honda City in the Baltimore area today! We can help you sort through a wide selection of new Honda vehicles, then walk you through the financing process. For more information, call (443) 354-409.


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