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I grew up in a family that wouldn’t get a new car until the wheels were literally just about falling off.
Then I brought this philosophy into our marriage and we’ve been through a series of vehicles. One was totaled when someone pulled out in front of me. One we sold after we had our first baby and was only a two-seater. One started breaking down after about 3-4 years… I don’t mean headlights going out and little buttons looking worn. I mean the SUV literally broke down in the middle of a giant intersection and that started becoming a reoccurring them with that one. My favorite time it broke down when I was in the drive through at the bank depositing a giant check for buying a house. I had to pop the hood, reattach the battery and get it going again. I can only wonder what the teller thought about the check in her hand and the worn out SUV I was driving.
Another vehicle that my husband drove to over 300,000 miles, started having small issues at first that just added up after time and when the shocks went out for the last time with us bouncing down the interstate, we knew it was time to trade up. Or find a junk yard for the old car and find an new one! We’ve done a lot of car buying in our 20 years of marriage.
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Ok, you get the picture! Before you even step foot onto a car sale lot, you first need to research what type of vehicle you want. I’ve gone from two seaters to sedans to SUVs back to a sports car then a mid-sized SUV. With each new change in types of vehicles there is a learning curve about the different vehicles available, their different safety ratings, costs, best year for quality per model, and more.
What if I told you there is a super easy way to research vehicles that is FREE? There is a research feature on Cars.com that is simple to use. Just select BUY from the main menu and then RESEARCH.
You can sort by body style, make, or price. And from that there is more ways to sort and research and compare models. It’s a handy tool as you embark on your quest for a new vehicle. So before you peruse the classifieds or think about heading to a car lot, be sure to do what first???
Good luck on your new vehicle search and if you are choosing a Ferrari or Corvette remember us little people that would love to take a spin in it! 🙂