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3 Tips to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse When Purchasing a New Car

buying a new car

Purchasing a new car can either be a fulfilling experience or a nightmare. The latter can result to buyer’s remorse. So, how can you avoid that predicament?

Let me share to you the 3 smart tips to avoid buyer’s remorse when buying a new car as discussed in an article by CNBC.

Tip Number 1: Practice Your Negotiation Skills

Before going to a dealership, make sure that you have the right mindset. That’s because you will be greeted by a cheery car salesman who is trained to make you buy accessories for your vehicle that you don’t really need. In some instances, the person might even influence you to buy a more expensive car. The said scenarios would certainly bloat your expenses and ruin your budget. Also, a salesman is good at making you feel like you are making a huge mistake if you walk away from his or her offer.

One way to prepare yourself to the mentioned scenarios is by giving yourself a dry run. Go to a dealership before really buying a car. Familiarize yourself with the people and atmosphere of the place. You can talk to salesmen if you want, but no matter what, do not buy yet.

Tip Number 2: Do a Thorough Research

Gather as much info as you can on the car that you are planning to buy. Study the features of the auto using the official website of its maker. You can also check out reliable car comparison or review sites for honest evaluations from experts or other owners of the model you are looking to purchase. Again, you can visit dealerships prior to your actual purchase to ask salesmen about what you can expect from the car.

Tip Number 3: Wait Until You Really Need a New Car

There is a saying that goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” In this case, if your old car is well-maintained and it is still reliable, don’t give in to that impulse of buying a new one just yet. However, if you feel like your old car is no longer economical or it is showing signs of major problems, that’s where buying a new car should already be considered into the equation. This way, you are getting a new car out of need not out of mere whim, which has the tendency to lead you to a buyer’s remorse.

Snowy Showdown Between the Porsche Macan GTS and Jaguar F-Pace S

Porsche Macan GTS and Jaguar F-Pace S

The Porsche Macan GTS and Jaguar F-Pace S belong in the best SUVs of the world today. When it comes to mechanical specifications, the vehicles are almost alike. So what happens when the two are pitted against each other?

In one episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend Senior Editors Jason Cammisa and Johnny Lieberman took the SUVs for a spin in the snowy peaks of Steamboat Springs, Colorado at the famous Bridgestone Driving School.

The automotive experts got into the steering wheels of the Porsche Macan GTS and Jaguar F-Pace S to see how they fare against each other in a drag race, grocery retrieval and drifting. They also take viewers inside each SUV to provide a feel on how it is like to be a passenger and driver of each vehicle.

Quick Facts About the SUVs

Before anything else, here is a quick introduction of the Porsche Macan GTS and Jaguar F-Pace S:

2017 Porsche Macan GTS

The Porsche Macan GTS houses a 3.0-liter twin turbo V6 engine. It has an output of 360 hp with 369 lb-ft of torque. The power of the SUV goes through an all-wheel drive system with a 7-speed twin clutch automatic. The curb weight of the auto is 4,506 lb. The starting price of the unit is $68,250 but the one in the video costs $89,070.

2017 Jaguar F-Pace S

The Jaguar F-Pace S is equipped with a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine. It produced 380 hp with 332 lb-ft of torque. The SUV is also an AWD and the power is distributed to the wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The auto has a curb weight of 4,442 lb. The starting price of the vehicle is $57,695 but the unit in the video is worth $71,018.

The Showdown

Now watch the Porsche Macan GTS and Jaguar F-Pace S go head-to-head by playing the video below:

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