By: Gov Auctions | 28 February 2013

How to Find the Perfect Car

If you are in the market for a car and want to find one that is just right for you, it can take a lot of time, effort and patience, but if you are taking your search seriously you just might find a ride that suits you perfectly. The following offers a few simple tips that are sure to help you find your perfect car.

Set a Budget

The perfect car for you needs to be the perfect price as well, so before you even think about doing any car shopping it is imperative that you first take your time establishing how much money you can afford to spend. Having a well thought out budget is particularly important if you plan on borrowing money to buy your car, because if you buy outside of your price range and fall behind on your loan repayments you risk having your sweet new ride repossessed.

Do Plenty of Research

There are a huge amount of options when it comes to buying a car, and the perfect one for you may not be the one you would first think of, so to give yourself every chance of finding your ideal car you are going to need to be willing to spend some time researching. The more you know about cars and their features the easier it will be deciding on the perfect car for you, so whether you start reading car magazines, visiting car auctions or researching online, the more research you do, the more educated a decision you will be able to make.

Look Everywhere

The perfect car for you could be waiting for you just about anywhere, so leave no stone unturned in your efforts to find it. Check out your local car auction, drop by some dealerships, monitor online classifieds and spread the word through your networks, because while there is certainly an element of luck in finding the perfect car, the harder you look the more chance you are of being lucky.

Get Help

It can make a massive difference to have some help when looking to buy a car, especially if the person helping knows a thing or two about vehicles, so if you have a mechanically minded friend or are on especially good terms with your mechanic, ask them to give you a hand. Even just having a friend help you to stay calm during a vehicle auction or to stay focused on your goals throughout a long search can make a big difference, so give yourself the best chance of finding that perfect ride by enlisting a little help if you can get it.

Try Before You Buy

It can be hard to tell what the perfect car for you may be until you have had the opportunity to try it out, so if you have narrowed down your search to a few different types or styles of vehicles, it is a smart move to rent each one for a few days to get a feel for them. Driving each of those short-listed vehicles will often make it a whole lot easier to pick between them, and considering that your car will likely represent a significant investment it is surely worth the cost of a few days of car rentals.