How To Choose A Car As A Fashionable Guy
Getting a new car is a huge step in life, yet it can be a daunting prospect. You must select a vehicle that matches your style and fits your budget. In my latest article, I discuss what factors you need to consider before making the jump. Continue reading to find out more.
Cars can add an amazing quality of life simply by giving you a lot of freedom when it comes to travel, and in this day and age, there are almost endless options available. However, motorcars are far from cheap, and your finances can be hit whether you buy new or used, so it is essential to make the correct decision. In the following sections, I will run through some of the main points you should consider before grabbing that fancy new car.
Match Your Style
As a fashionable guy, your car must fit your aesthetic. If you mostly wear smart formalwear, you must select something stylish without being too flashy, such as a minimalistic saloon (often, Germany has your back covered thanks to BMW and Mercedes). Alternatively, if you are more into cool (yet equally stylish) streetwear, you could look at a sporty little number to boost your fashion stakes. However, a stunning-looking car often has an equally big price tag (which I will cover in the next section).
Your Available Budget
Again, cars are not cheap, so it is crucial to consider how much you can realistically afford to spend. If you opt for a motorcar from a dealership, they will be available on finance, so you can do some number-crunching and work out how much you can spend comfortably each month. Even so, you need to be aware that there will be additional expenses, too, such as how much it will cost to insure the vehicle. Likewise, with petrol cars, you need to research how they rank for fuel efficiency, which can be an added cost. Alternatively, head down the electric car route, which can cut down monthly costs (despite a larger outlay initially).
Where Will You Be Driving
Even if you have set your heart on your dream car, you need to consider whether it suits the area where you will spend most of your time on the road. A city-based car such as a Mini Cooper doesn’t make sense if you live in a rural countryside. Conversely, if you live and work in a busy urban district, a large 4X4 off-roader will also look out of place. Consider a car for functional activities, so you must select the right tool for the job.
How Easy Is It To Repair
Whether you buy a new or used car, it will only be a matter of time before problems that need fixing appear – a situation that happens to road car owners, and it is something that needs to be considered. For example, rare and obscure vehicles may have a much cheaper upfront cost, but replacing a part or finding someone knowledgeable about fixing that type of car can be challenging. On the flip side, popular cars will have parts that are easier to find and often much cheaper. Electric cars are a new breed of transportation, and even premium Tesla Model 3 car parts can be acquired easily if you shop around.
It is always wise to research and read reviews from existing owners of the car you are looking to buy. You will be able to find out any problems others have encountered. Additionally, if you can only find mostly positive reviews, you will likely be happy with the same motor as well.
As a fashionable man, you want to drive something that complements your style, so with my hints and tips, you will be well-prepared when shopping for your shiny new automobile.