Addressing that first question, is this vehicle going to be just for yourself, or are multiple individuals going to be driving it as well? If you anticipate multiple drivers, will they be comfortable driving a larger or wider vehicle?
Depending on your general day-to-day, a truck may not be a realistic option if you live in a city like Chicago based off the fuel economy and the overall massive size of average trucks on the market alone.
Timing is everything. Choosing your next vehicle to purchase can be tricky because you never know if the next best deal is right around the corner. We know what you are probably thinking - holiday weekends are probably the best time to purchase your next vehicle. However, not all holidays are made equal. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Easter Sunday are reportedly the holidays to avoid due to dealers being light on staff.
Not sure you want to take a risk on a holiday weekend sale? Try shopping off-season! Supply and demand are not a secret even in the automotive industry. Still thinking about that convertible that you dreamed about last summer? Head back to the dealer and give it a second look in the winter with demand for a convertible being much lower than it would be during the summer months.
Or better yet in the new year, start your search for a new car before you need one! If your current vehicle is showing signs of being on its last legs, it may be time to begin the search (so you can devote the proper amount of time to make a smart purchase) because the urgency to find an impromptu replacement will likely force you to expedite your search process when you shouldn’t. Not only that, but if you find your current ride dead in your driveway, the resale value of your car will take a sizable hit when it comes to trade-in or trying to sell it on your own.