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I bought my first car in 2010. Truth be told, there are a few things I would have done differently. Call it buyer’s remorse. But fact is, it is a major purchase, and every step towards making that decision is crucial.
Here are three things that I am taking a mental note of, the next time I buy another car.
Yes, I believe I did some research. But at the back of my mind I was set on this particular car. Research should be fueled by the purpose of getting the best bang for my buck. Buying on a whim is a total waste. I totally should have checked out Cars.com, for one. I would also make sure to check out reviews from actual users, and come up with my list of requirement for my new ride.
Choosing the brand of my first car was a total disaster. The car was cute, all right. But it did not take long for us to experience the hassle of buying an imported brand whose dealership was poorly managed. It took for them six long months to get a minor part of the car replaced. Such inconvenience!
Having the right dealer is very crucial. This also applies if you are purchasing a second-hand vehicle.
Take Your Sweet Time
It took me just a month to decide on the car to buy. I was mesmerized by the rouge colored car. I love its speed, its features, the disadvantages, I dodged away. I should have been wiser, sat it out, thought long and hard, and took my sweet time. Rushing is a waste, and we awfully pay dearly for it a.k.a. “Buyer’s Remorse.”