Buying a new car may take fewer risks in terms of possible breakdowns but it is affordable to only few buyers. However, you can still get a reliable second-hand vehicle if you consider our today’s advice. Now let’s check out 7 serious mistakes car buyers commit and how to avoid them.
1. Confine your attention to only one model
Year by year new models come out adding up to a large number of options for car buyers. You may fall deeply in love with one certain model or brand and insist on having it as your only choice. But it’s better to look far out for some other similar models too so that you have a necessary comparison between models which can meet your needs. You can find the widest range of car options on Naijauto.com.
It’s better to look far out for some other similar models
2. Not having a plan
While aiming at only one model narrows your ability to find better options among similar models, not knowing what you’re looking for has its own problems as well. If you have already decided to have a hatchback, you will focus only hatchback models, then reach a quicker agreement instead of spending long time looking for advice from a dealership to another, confused about whether this sedan or that coupe will be a better choice. Besides body types, you should also have your preferences of condition, age, as well as your estimated budget. These are the most basic necessary criteria every car shopper should have in mind before starting their car search.
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3. Ignoring research
With the help of the internet, it is easier than ever to get online consultancy from Google, Yahoo, or Bing. From various sources which guarantee objective views, you know exactly what are the pros and cons of the vehicle and the brand and don’t have to risk placing your faith in your seller’s honesty.
With the help of the internet, it is easier than ever to get online consultancy
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4. Make an impulsive deal
Making a quick decision sometimes means quick disappointments following afterward. Never too hasty to buy a car, which is the popular mistake of someone who is too much passionate about a specific model.
5. Take the wrong buying destinations
In the world full of advertisements, you can easily be drawn into some fancy posters or banners on the way home. However, the most trusted guy is the internet as always, don’t jump into a quick decision, be patient enough to ask Google or other searching platforms for credits of these advertisements.
Be patient enough to ask Google or other searching platforms for credits of the advertisements
6. Skipping negotiation with the dealer
There’s a tendency that people are often suspicious of others. Car sellers are just like us, they will be putting a higher price tag, expecting you will have your own voice to negotiate. If you don’t offer your own price, you likely end up overcharged.
If you don’t offer your own price, you likely end up overcharged
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7. Pay in advance
Though the internet comes handy for us, there’s nothing more reliable than a face-to-face deal with money and a signed contract. By doing this, you won’t ever be worried about being cheated.
If you keep these 7 mistakes to avoid in mind, I’m positive you are already a wise buyer.