The Top Questions To Ask Before You Buy A New Or Pre-Owned Car


You're in the market for a new car. But you don't know where to start. What do you need to know about cars, such as new Hondas? If you're not sure which one is right for you, take a look at the top questions to ask before you buy.

How Many People Will Ride in Your Car?

If you have a large family or need to fit more than four people in your car at one time, a smaller sized coupe or hatchback isn't the way to go. Instead, you need a larger option that can comfortably hold your children, extended family, friends, or co-workers. A full-sized SUV or a minivan are better choices. A third row of seating can also help to carry everyone in comfort—especially if you have multiple car seats.

What Else Will Your Vehicle Carry?

People aren't the only cargo cars transport. If you regularly move heavy items, yard debris, or something that requires plenty of space, a truck is an option to seriously consider. A mid-sized pickup provides the cargo space you need without sacrificing drivability.

As the name implies, this type of truck is an in-between option that is large enough to haul sizable loads but still small enough to easily drive and park.

What Do You Expect to Pay for Gas?

Fuel economy is a major issue for car owners. An inexpensive car that has poor fuel efficiency can cost you far more in the long-run. If you drive long distances regularly, have a lengthy daily work or school commute, or just want to save money on the price of gas, electric and hybrid cars are options to explore.

What Is Your Price Range?

How much money do you have to spend on a car? To calculate this figure, consider what number is a comfortable down payment figure, how much you can afford monthly, how much you'll get for a trade-in (if applicable), and whether you want to lease or buy.

Pre-owned cars, such as used Hondas and other popular makes/models, can save you money—without sacrificing quality. If you prefer a used auto, take into account the current mileage, warranties, and the car's condition before you choose this option.

Whether you choose from used or new cars, you can find a vehicle that matches your individual needs. As you answer these questions, you'll narrow down your choices and find the vehicle of your dreams.


23 September 2019

Car Dealer Auto Selection: How The Process Works

After going to my first auto auction, I became very interested in how dealers select the cars they're going to put on their lots. I spent a lot of time talking with local dealers, auction regulars, and others in the industry to learn the behind-the-scenes secrets to picking out the perfect auction cars and getting them lot-ready. I created this site to help others understand what goes into the process in the hopes that it would help car buyers understand what they're looking at when they hit the car lot. I hope the information here helps you better prepare for buying your next car.