Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Car Shopping

Yesterday, I went shopping for a new car.  I hate car shopping and I put it off for as long as I dared to, but it was time for a new car.  My old car was 14 years old and had 186,000+ miles on it.  I was spending more on car repairs than the car was worth.

And so, I ventured forth into the car showrooms, yesterday, to look at cars.  I had a couple of makes in mind but it was hard for me to narrow down the choice to just one particular car.  I had a list of requirements, with price being a major factor.  But there were other factors, too, such as cargo space, fuel efficiency, etc.  I also knew what I didn't want (sunroof, leather seats, etc.), so it was easy to eliminate those choices.

I had done some research on-line and learned about the different features of the models I was interested in, but there's nothing like actually going into the showrooms and looking at the actual cars and test driving them.

In the end, I made my choice and with daughter helping to negotiate, I bought myself a new car.  Yes, I know that conventional wisdom says not to buy a brand new car because it depreciates in value the moment you drive it off the lot and it's best to get a slightly used car.  But I have always bought new and I prefer to buy new.  I am happy with my choice and look forward to driving this car for at least the next 10 years.  I'm in no hurry to go new car shopping again!  :D

Do you enjoy new car shopping?

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