Two tips for finding your ideal car

Posted on: 26 December 2017

If you need to buy a new car, here are two tips which should help you to find one which meets your exact requirements.

Think about how you will be using your new car

It's important to think carefully about how you intend to use your new car, as this will help you to determine which features to look for when you begin the shopping process.

For example, if you do a lot of skiing, cycling and other outdoor activities, you might want to purchase a vehicle that comes with an integrated roof rack (so that you can store your bike or skis on the roof of the car).

If you have young children and you will be using your new car to ferry them back and forth from school and for family road trips, you might want to look for a car that has some high-end safety features (such an electronic stability control, cruise control and seat-mounted airbags, for example) as well as an inbuilt DVD player in the headrest (to keep your children entertained during long journeys).

Conversely, if you plan to use your vehicle mainly for solo road trips through rural areas, it might be best to look for a four-wheel drive with a high-quality suspension system that will enable you to drive comfortably and safely on rough, unpaved roads. 

Consider having a car imported

If you're unimpressed by the selection of vehicles you have already perused and cannot seem to find out which meets both your practical and aesthetic requirements, then it might be worth buying a car from another country. Widening your search area to include other countries will provide you with a greater variety of vehicles to choose from, which will, in turn, increase your chances of finding the perfect car.

Many people are hesitant to import cars, largely because they are concerned about the additional costs and complicated paperwork associated with having a foreign vehicle shipped, processed by customs and delivered to their home.

However, this process can actually be quite straightforward, if you use the services of a company that specialises in helping people to purchase import cars.

A company of this kind will be able to provide you with detailed information about the laws relating to the importation of vehicles and will be able to tackle a lot of the more complex elements of importing a car (such as submitting permits and applications, dealing with customs and having the vehicle cleaned and inspected for the quarantine process) for you.