With hundreds of options available in the car market, it can get a little confusing to choose a car. But, there is a way you can find a vehicle that is meant for you. Here’s how.
Understand Your Needs
Think about your lifestyle. Your car needs to complement it. So if you have a family, you’ll need something safe with space for kids. If you’re an executive who will often ride with clients, you’ll need something luxurious. If you drive long distances, you need something safe, comfortable, and fuel-efficient.
Space and Cargo
Think about the number of people and the things you will carry in the car more often than not. A large SUV with three-rows would be perfect for a family with kids. Especially if you do road trips and need cargo space. Ensure that elderly members can climb in and out easily too. If you use it for work and need to haul or tow equipment, then a truck will serve you well. If you’re looking for something fun because your practical needs have been sorted and you have extra cash, consider a sports car or a 4×4 if you like off-road adventures.
Where You Live
If you live in a city, then a subcompact may be a good idea. If you live in a place where you get heavy snowfall or a lot of rain, get something with all-wheel drive. If you need to drive off-road regularly because your home’s off the beaten path, you may need a four-wheel-drive SUV with high ground clearance and a low-range gearbox. Consider how you will be using the car about 80% of the time to understand what functions it will need to perform.
Your Work and Hobbies
Unless you can afford a car for both things, you’ll need to find something that can handle both. So if you commute to work with colleagues on weekdays, but enjoy driving on twisting, winding roads or race tracks on weekends, then get a sporty sedan with performance tires, large wheels, manual transmission, and a sports mode. If you like skiing with your family, get an AWD crossover with a rooftop cargo box.