When I was contacted by Cars.com to do a post about using their website to buy a car, I wanted to make sure I kept it real. I’ve purchased a couple of cars in my lifetime and I’ve made a ton of mistakes. So, I complied a list of steps to help you get the car that you want with the help of Cars.com.
Make a Wish – The photo, above, is me standing next to my dream car, a Chevy Equinox. Well it’s not my DREAM dream car (that’s a Mercedes G-Wagon) but it’s the next car I need to push me forward. I love the Chevrolet brand, I need a crossover vehicle, and I want something that I can drive for a couple years. Make a wish fr what you want, it’s the first step to get you on the road to having the confidence to getting what you want.
Do your Research – After you’ve decided on you next dream vehicle, do your research. Cars.com is a great place to compare car prices on you next vehicle. The good thing about cars.com, is that they can tell you about cars that are right in your neighborhood. Within a 20 mile radius you can compare prices form several dealers. Doing your research gets you prepared for your next step.
Save Your Money – Yup! There’s no way we are gonna get through a car-buying post without talking about saving money. I think that was my biggest mistake in buying my last car. I didn’t put enough money down in order to lower my car payment. Luckily, my job paid me a good wage, so I was able to make my car payments on time. Next time, I def want to put more money down to decrease my loan time, help me with my overall budget, and give me more financial security.
Take your time – I know, I know. You really want you car RIGHT now, and you might even need a car right now. But take your time. Once you’ve used Cars.com to find the car dealership to purchase from, go to the shop with confidence. Take your time, test drive your dream car, ask a ton of questions, and don’t be afraid to WALK AWAY if you don’t feel comfortable with the purchase. Remember, you will be responsible for this car for at least five years, you need to feel confident about your purchase.
Get what you want – Using the Cars.com website, you should feel confident to get what you want. Remember, this is your dream car. This is something you are spending a huge amount of money on. And, you need to feel amazing about your purchase.
So, I hope this helps you with your future car-buying experience. Ladies, be confident when you step into the building. Don’t let anyone pressure you into buying something you can’t afford or don’t want. Use the cars.com website to guide you into your perfect purchase!