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					Types of Cars: Which Type of Car is Right for You?

The vehicle sales market offers discerning buyers a plethora of options,
but it is fraught with pitfalls. To make the best decision, buyers must
exercise caution by assessing choices rationally. The temptation is high
for buyers' decisions to be heavily influenced by emotions. One's budget
and practical needs must override unrealistic determinations which may
have financial implications. Financial capacity dictates the type of
vehicle one should buy, be it new or pre-owned. Practical needs also play
a decisive role in the assessment because not all vehicles are created
equal. For instance, the distinction between buying a mini-van or a
convertible lies with its intended uses. For those seeking
environmentally friendly models; hybrid cars will be the automatic
option.

Making sound decisions when buying a new car

The process of buying a vehicle can be enjoyable when priorities are set
prudently. The criteria for narrowing down a list of options rests
squarely on factors such as: features, price, manufacturer, dealership
discounts and warranty. Buying a brand new vehicle offers peace of mind
as regards mechanical issues, although, depreciation concerns are
inevitable. Comparing new cars demands detailed understanding of the key
specifications as laid out in the brochure or explained by the dealership
personnel.

A hasty approach could compromise a buyer's ability to identify crucial
weaknesses or differences between models. Unethical car salespersons may
hustle potential buyers in a manner that does not promote rational
judgments. It is wise to take some time before making the final
selection, particularly after visiting more than one dealership.

            - World renowned automobile experts -
http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-chooser-launch - Professional help on
choosing the best buy. Make inquisitive comparisons on all the new
vehicle options available.
            - Car purchasing advice -
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/BuyingAndSellingAVehicle/AdviceOnBuy
ingAndSellingAVehicle/DG_4022402 - How to prepare a buyers checklist of
all the important points.
            - Smart buying -
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/BuyingAndSellingAVehicle/AdviceOnBuy
ingAndSellingAVehicle/DG_4022402 - Tips buyers cannot afford to ignore;
informed consumers enjoy a stress free buying experience.

Pros and cons of buying used cars

Purchasing pre-owned vehicles is a viable option for those keen on saving
money or cannot afford a new one. A second-hand car with a mileage of
around 20,000 miles and valued at $20,000 (as new) can be bought for
roughly $4,000 less. Buyers of used cars are typically satisfied with the
advantage of having to avoid depreciation associated with brand new
automobiles.
On the downside, the true condition of a pre-owned vehicle may not be
fully divulged by the dealer, or detectable in a test drive. This applies
mainly to dodgy dealerships whose operational ethics are questionable.
Buyers could lose more money through regular repairs, thereby nullifying
any intended savings. Consumers derive full benefits when they stick to
dealerships selling certified pre-owned vehicles. There is peace of mind
associated with such automobiles due to the rigorous inspection and
repair processes. On the other hand, financing usually costs more for
second-hand cars

             - Know all the facts -
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/autos/aut03.shtm - Don't become
a victim of bad used car deals. Unscrupulous dealerships can ruin the
excitement of owning a pre-owned vehicle.
             - Consumer education -
http://www.oft.gov.uk/OFTwork/consumer-protection/campaign11-
12/kycr/buying-a-used-car/ - Making pre-owned car best buys possible
through informed decisions.
             - Used car information -
http://dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffvr26.htm - Understanding
used car sales contracts and the law. Prevent unsavory experiences by
educating yourself well in advance.
             - Buyer's guide -
http://editorial.autos.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=435466 - Paying
close attention to guidelines is crucial because there are major pitfalls
that consumers must avoid.

Purchasing repossessed cars

Repossessed vehicles offer buyers better quality and low prices since
most repossessions occur when the cars are still fairly new. This cost
effective route still poses some level of risk, particularly when buying
through an auction. Information on the condition of the vehicle maybe
little or unavailable. Buyers may acquire an unroadworthy vehicle that
looks immaculate on the outside. Soliciting expert opinion from a
mechanic on the reclaimed automobiles is the best way to avoid making a
wrong move.

            - Repossessed car auctions -
http://hffo.cuna.org/12433/article/1170/html - Understanding what
determines prices of repossessed cars at auctions.
            - Consumer information -
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/autos/aut14.shtm - What you
should know about repossessed car sales. Becoming knowledgeable about all
the possibilities is key to making the right choices.

Guide to buying junk cars

Junk automobiles are usually sold in a non-runner state and are ideal as
a source of used parts. The owners dispose them because of the high cost
of repairs. Some accident damaged cars are sold as junk due to the extent
of the damages. The term parts car is often used in relation to such
automobiles. The biggest benefit of buying junk cars entails easy access
to used parts which helps save a lot of money. Prior to purchasing, one
needs to ensure that the parts on the salvage vehicle are compatible with
the target model. Non-runner salvage cars require towing or
transportation to the buyer's premises and this could mean extra costs,
unless the seller makes delivery arrangements.

            - Fact sheet -
http://www.bar.ca.gov/80_BARResources/02_SmogCheck/Salvage_Vehicles.html
- In-depth information on salvage automobiles; understand various factors
surrounding the purchase of junk cars.
            - Junk cars buyer tips - http://www.dmv.org/ca-
california/salvaged-vehicles.php - Information on buying, re-registering
and reconditioning junk cars. Tips on identifying best buys.
            - Re-registration -
http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/2822.html - Understanding the
technical requirements for re-registering a resuscitated salvage car.

ABC's of purchasing green/eco-friendly cars

Hybrid eco-friendly cars make use of clean sources of power (a
combination of electric and combustion engine power). The automobiles
whose full technical name is hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), are
experiencing a slow adoption rate due to factors such as incremental
costs. A 2009 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report
attributes a higher incident rate for hybrid cars than conventional
models. The incidents manifestly involve pedestrians and cyclists. On the
environmental front, green/eco-friendly cars release lower emissions into
the atmosphere in comparison to combustion engine vehicles. Owners of
hybrid vehicles enjoy greater fuel economy, thanks to the dual power
supply mechanisms.

            - Fuel economy - http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/hybrids.jsp -
Learn more about the benefits of using hybrid cars to make the right
move.
            - Hybrid cars and the environment -
http://www.brookes.ac.uk/eie/cleancar.htm - Reducing one's carbon foot
print demands action through responsible lifestyle.
            - Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) guide -
http://ofmpub.epa.gov/greenvehicles/Index.do;jsessionid=Fh7FP8ZQpy8Q0vl0p
yKTxL4QLkxnnqPBP1bDjS0wXq32PnzxY7cD!788633877 - In-depth look into fuel
efficiency and low emissions by model.

				
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