One of modern life’s greatest pleasures is getting a new car. Ask most people though and they will also say one of life’s biggest pains in the ask me where; is buying a new car. What’s the difference? Everything you have to go through to buy a new car, including and especially negotiating the price. While many volumes of advice have been written on this subject, and justifiably so; people focus so heavily on this they never think about how to test-drive a car. Most people just hop behind the wheel, inhale that oh so alluring new car smell, take a short drive, and that’s it.
It is extremely important to take your time and inspect the car thoroughly. It’s very easy to get overwhelmed by a new car and overlook things—or rationalize them away—temporarily. The salesperson is there talking it up, you’re anxious to get your car and go home, driving a new car makes you nervous, there are hundreds of reasons for this.
However, if you aren’t thorough, you could wind up making payments on something you like less and less each time you drive it.