So you’ve decided to purchase a new car? A new car will be the 2nd largest purchase you will make in your life and you want to make sure you buy the correct vehicle. So you’ve researched the car you want and now it’s time to head to the dealers and test drive your choices. Below we explain the top 5 things to know before entering a dealer and signing up on your next dream vehicle.
Pricing and your budget
Dependant on when you are looking for your new car, prices change. There used to be a time long ago when you could see a car advertised for $19,990.00 and you could negotiate thousands of dollars off the price. However, with manufacturers putting more technology into their cars and also offering longer and more extensive warranties the profit margins have been significantly reduced. Saying that, it’s not that you can’t find a great deal, you may just need to look harder or change your car preference to suit your budget.
Make sure the cars you’re heading out to test drive fall into what you want to pay, and remember that if you’re financing a few thousand more on the price means only dollars a month in your finance package, so don’t hold back on getting what you really want.
Speaking of finance, did you know that most car dealers can get you the same rates, if not lower than your bank? Car Dealers now work with multiple lenders and banks so can get you deals on the best finance packages at the time. The other handy thing to know about financing through your dealer is that all your paperwork is done at the dealership so there’s no waiting on the bank and the Dealers Business Manager to go back and forth for payments.
Don’t forget to do your homework and have a ballpark figure in mind when you head to the dealer, that way you’ll be in a position to know if they are giving you the best service or not.
When you purchase a new car, there will be plenty of extras so that you can customise it the way to need. Research what you want beforehand and weigh up the pros and cons of getting it added before you take delivery. On some items you may pay slightly more for the convenience of having it straight away, but that may be offset by the fact you can then add it into your finance and pay it off over time instead of in one go.
1st things 1st…. New cars will always have offers. Whether they are for the time of the year, too much stock or just a monthly special, there will always be offers. They change frequently so if you’re not in a hurry then keep your eye out for the latest deals coming up on your car.
Myth – Salesman know when a new offer is coming.
Fact – The Salesman won’t know much before it’s release. The Manufacturer only tells the dealership a day or 2 prior to the offer being released to the public.
So when it comes to finding the right deal, look around and take the one that looks good, don;t wait to see if the next one is better or you may miss out on your new car.
Warranty and Insurance
When it comes to your new car, you don’t want to be worrying about the small stuff. Make sure it comes with enough warranty to give you peace of mind driving for years to come, and don;t forget your insurance. If you need to cash, you can always ask the Business Manager doing your finance to include insurance in the initial set up. Most dealerships can do your insurance for you at the same time saving you time and money up front.
So if you’re looking for new car, we have plenty of Fords for sale. Contact City Ford, a New Ford dealer in Sydney.