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How to Choose a New Car

Watch more How to Buy a Car videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - With so many new cars to choose from, it's difficult to know where to start. We've got you covered. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Set a budget Set a budget. If you're going to get financing, figure out exactly how much you can afford to pay per month. Tip Don't forget the costs of owning the car, like insurance, gas, parking and storage, and maintenance, which will depend on the model you choose. Step 2: Decide the basics Decide the basics. Do you want a small, fuel-efficient car, or a larger car that can haul a lot of passengers and cargo from place to place? A two-door or four-door? Four cylinders or a more powerful six? Tip If you purchase a hybrid vehicle, you can receive incentives on your income taxes. Step 3: Find models Now that you have a basic idea of the kind of car you want, find models that fit your criteria. Step 4: Compare models Nowadays, comparing models head-to-head in categories like safety, fuel economy, and reliability is as easy as hitting a few keys. Just go online and find one of the many web sites that provide this information. Step 5: Schedule test drives Once you've winnowed the possibilities down to a dozen or so cars, set aside a weekend to test-drive them. Tip Test-drive as many cars as you can on the same day to make comparisons easier. Step 6: Time to negotiate Now that you've settled on a car, it's time to negotiate with the dealer. Did You Know? The average buyer keeps a new car for five and a half years.
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