Finding the right used car
Finding the right car that suits you can sometimes be a frustrating time it all depends on your situation.
Diesel or petrol For example, if you covered many miles in the course of a year if looking at buying a diesel car purely for the fact that the fuel consumption is somewhat better than a petrol model, saving you money in the long run.
For people who just pop into the shops once or twice a week and did not cover many miles buying a diesel car is going to cost more money to buy, but because you are not covering the mileage this is simply not cost effective.
3 or 5 doors
Always consider if you need a 3 or 5 door model, anyone who has children will know how difficult it can be getting children's seats in the back of a 3 door car.
Insurance groups Finding out what insurance group the particular model is that you are interested in, as well as the fuel consumption of the vehicle and what tax bracket the car falls into, are all important factors when deciding on which type of car to buy.
Vehicle parts can also vary considerably from model to model, so being aware of the general running costs of the vehicle and putting a plan together of what this could cost on a monthly basis would be a good idea.
Another factor that is also worth considering is the safety aspect of the vehicle.
We have found this article on Auto Express which is worth reading.
Residual value is also a big part of choosing a car as certain cars hold their value more than others, for example, a small Vauxhall Corsa or Peugeot are more likely to hold it’s value as they are a low insurance group,
low running costs making the vehicle itself an attractive little car for first time buyers, as insurance for first time buyers can be expensive making the demand for the car somewhat higher.