Finding The New Car That’s Right For You: Five Steps That Make The Job Easy Buying a new car is exciting, but it can also be daunting. There are so many choices, and the end point is just one car, just one color and just one model. Initially, it might seem like an impossible task to whittle the choices down to one ultimate vehicle. In order to navigate the complicated path toward purchasing a new car that’s just right for you, it’s best to begin with an organized approach that will keep you on a simplified road to success. In these trying economic times, the first question is perhaps the most logical one – What can I afford? A general rule is that any car payment, lease or purchase, should not exceed 20 percent of your monthly income. What will I use the vehicle for? Is this primarily a commuter vehicle or will it include long road trips? Examine what you’ll do with your vehicle and match those needs to the types of vehicles available. What kind of driving will I do? This relates to drivability and your preferences. Manual or automatic? Sporty or luxury? Sedan, crossover, minivan, SUV? Cost of ownership? Gas or hybrid? Research a car’s track record on reliability and its cost of ownership. Finally, trust your instinct. There is a general understanding that when you drive the car that best suits your particular lifestyle, you will know it. Trust your gut. If it doesn’t feel right, it’s likely not to be. Buying a new car is both exciting and confusing, but if you follow these five initial steps, you’ll likely make a smart choice. There is a reason why there are so many choices: Every individual driver has different criteria. Buying a new car is indeed a very personal experience. If we all wanted the same type of car, imagine what a boring world it would be! Thankfully, choices abound. At NYE Automotive Group, it is our job to help you navigate through the list of buying options to help you determine the right vehicle to suit your individual needs and tastes. So call us or come on in.