When we are buying a vehicle, there are many things that we look for. It will also change according to our needs such as day-to-day usage, the number of passengers in general commute, any delivery requirements like bags and boxes etc.
What To Look For When You Are Single
Are you single? And ready to mingle? You will be looking for an attractive vehicle; you will be considering outward look as opposed to fuel efficiency, inner comfort as opposed to resale value and ease of driving rather than durability. You will also prefer to go for a sedan- also known as the saloon – a passenger car which is in a configuration of “three-box” mode, with different sections for passenger, cargo and engine. Of course, you won’t have the need for transporting kids and a whole family therefore even a two-seater is Ok for you. If you prefer a two-seater, however, you will have to remember the cost will be considerably higher than a normal saloon or a sedan.
Are You A Family Man?
When you are married and have a family, obviously, your wants and needs will change. More cargo space is needed for kids’ and common stuff to be taken, for example, for a trip or so. Safety is a special need for you; especially when there are infants, you will want to set up car seats. Perhaps one and even two at times. Therefore, considering the inner space of a vehicle rather than how attractive it looks from the outside is important. Most family people are now tempted to buy SUVs and crossover SUVs due to this, such as a Haval H6. They have more leg space and head space; kids don’t tend to quietly sit around, hence a compact space to squeeze just one or two car seats is not sufficient. An SUV has more space in the second levels of seating. Some vehicles even have a third row with side seats as well.
Some families or potential car buyers may have special needs. For example, some families have their own businesses where they need to transport goods for it. If you have kids who play football or basketball, you will need to take balls, nets and other related things to kids’ practices. Due to various issues and wants and needs as such, their choices can vary. Vehicle manufacturers have hence made adjustments and new designs to suit each and every potential buyer. Parents of kids of the same age meet each other and discuss issues like vehicles, houses etc. Therefore, if even one customer had an issue it is unavoidable that is escalated to a serious level.
When you are a single person, amount you have to pay each month may not be such a burden. However, once you are married with kids, there are so many expenses to bear; apart from food, clothing, school fees etc. house mortgage payments and so much more. Hence, when you choose a car or any vehicle, consider the payments you have to make for it. You also need to consider the time period. How many years you are planning to pay for a vehicle? Will it extend to after your marriage also? Then have you made provisions for that cost, plus whatever else you have to pay? You need to sit with a financial advisor to realise all these.
Buying a vehicle is a considerable expense in one’s life. Making the very first purchase of a vehicle is also a special moment. So, you need to make sure it is a positive and prudent expense.