Tips For Buying A SUV

Many people look into buying a SUV for the amount of extra space they are going to get for their money, as well as the increased amount of safety features at their disposal. However, like with any car purchase, when you purchase an SUV you cannot just jump in ‘willy nilly’ and choose the first thing that you see, there are a number of things that you are going to want to bear in mind.

The first of course is your budget. You need to know that you have the right amount of money for an SUV, always keep to your budget, never overspend, as you don’t want buying a SUV to send you into financial turmoil do you? There are plenty of SUV’s in all price brackets out there, and if you really want one, but cannot purchase ‘new’ then you can always opt to go for a used SUV.

You will also want to look into the fuel consumption, if the SUV is a gas guzzler then you may want to steer clear of it, otherwise it is going to take a large slice of your money on gas every month, and that isn’t going to be ideal. If you want to find out more about the fuel consumption when you are looking into buying a SUV then you can either look at the manufacturers specifications, although the review websites out there will most likely offer more ‘accurate’ information.

Next thing you will want to bear in mind is size. Your budget will play a huge roll in this. You have a bit of a compromise to make here, whilst the larger vehicles offer more space, they also consume a lot more case, smaller vehicles often offer less space, but consume far less gas. You will most likely find more passenger space in a large vehicle, and in a smaller vehicle there will be more cargo space. You will also find that large SUVs have towing power, something which seems to be vital amongst families.

Now, are you going to want a car based SUV or a truck based SUV? Cars perform better on the road, however, trucks have a bit more power behind them which makes them perfect for use at work. They are also better in off road conditions. When buying a SUV you should always consider exactly what you are going to be using it for.

There are a plethora of different manufacturers and SUV models out there, so you may want to consult a couple of ‘review’ websites to check whether the car you are looking at is any good. Generally most review sites are impartial and should offer good advice.

Tips on How to Buy a Used Sports Car

Sometimes the best things you have bought have been second hand, maybe you bought it from a car boot sale, this is the same when it comes to buying a sports car. You may want to buy a sports car for the pleasure of owning one or you may be a car enthusiast either way it is a great deal of fun.

When you go to look at a the car you need to think if you can afford a brand new one or a used one. Most people would love a new sports car but in reality its just going to be very unlikely that you can afford a brand new one so you will have to start looking for a used car. You need to get the whole idea of what a new car is going to look like. Buying a used sports car is all about getting value for money so you need to set out your needs and wants preferably before you jump in with both feet.

When you look at buying a used performance car you need to think of a budget that you can afford comfortably, there is no point having to work all hours god sends so that you can afford to only put a few miles worth of fuel in it. I normally would scour through the online classified ads first and see what the general prices were for the sports car I had in mind. This would give you the general feeling of what to expect to spend.

When you go and look at the sports car you need to look at the car very closely, I think it’s always best to bring someone who knows a lot about cars and if you don’t know anybody pay someone to check it over first. This way you have “piece of mind” that you are buying the best possible car for your money and you shouldn’t end up buying a bad used car. Remember a car that has full service history will back up claims that it has been well looked after.

When you are buying a used car you probably should not expect the bodywork of the sports car to be in perfect condition a few minor scratches and dings is what to expect and don’t get me wrong there is a lot of cars out there that are in perfect condition!! Just remember dings and scratches are only cosmetic and will not effect the performance of the sports car and they are easily repaired.

The test drive is very important firstly you need to be able to feel at home with the car and even if it is the best looking car you have seen you still need to be able to fit in it which is very important. So try and do all sorts of situations in the car accelerating braking corning cruising speed and make sure you are perfectly happy with the car.