Things to Consider in Buying First Car – Hi fellow readers.. are you still wondering what car to afford? Perhaps the following review can help you in making the decision, for cars according to your requirement, passion and budget.

Various underlying motivation lead us to feel the need of having a car. Such as: For young families with lower economic level, car is more a necessity, that the mobility is increasingly dynamic.

For some others, a car could be a prestige and existence, such as for those in middle class and above who want to show their social status, or some entrepreneurs who need to show their business success in convincing new potential customers, that the company has the strong financial ability and experiences, proven by the boss’s luxury cars worth hundreds grand dollars.

Which we will discuss in this article is anything that needs to be considered for prospective car buyers when determining choice. Whether new or used car, what type of car, utilization purposes and so forth. Following are the detailed reviews that might be reference in choosing your dream car.


1. Types of Car

Fortunately for us today, there is a lot of choice types of cars that can be selected. However, many of these options can sometimes make most of us falter, the type of car that is suitable for our needs and desires.

Following consideration of what needs to be considered in choosing a car based on its type:

MPV – From the name “Multi Purpose Vehicle” This is a kind of car for many purposes, so haulage or passenger capacity is a priority. MPV has a capacity of 7 passengers or more, making it suitable for those with lot of family members. MPV has several segments, such as low, medium and luxury MPVs. So it’s depending on your budget, which one is affordable. For the choice of MPV in Asia, following is the list:

Low MPV: Toyota Avanza, Suzuki Ertiga, Honda Mobilio, Daihatsu Xenia, Toyota Calya, Daihatsu Sigra and Datsun Go+ Panca.
Medium MPV: Toyota Innova, Kia Sedona, Nissan Evalia, Nissan Serena and others.
Compact MPV: Honda Freed and Toyota Sienta.
Luxury MPV: Toyota Alphard, Nissan Elgrand, Honda Oddyse, Mitsubishi Delica, etc.

SUV – this is a type of tough cars with high ground clearance, strong legs and comfortable suspension. It is suitable for my friend who often pass uneven roads, wavy or even off-road. SUV stands for “Sport utiliy Vehicle” which has many other names such as crossovers, High Performance Car and others. Because of its sophisticated features and certainly more power, the SUV is the kind of expensive vehicles. Here are some examples of appropriate segment SUV:

5-Seaters SUV:
Semi Crossover: Toyota Yaris Heykers, Suzuki S-Cross,  Nissan Livina X-Gear
Mini SUV / Crossover: Honda HR-V, Nissan Juke, Mitsubishi Outlander.
Medium SUV: Honda CR-V, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Mazda CX-5, KIA Sportage, Hyundai Tucson.
European Luxury SUV: All European SUVs such as the VW Tiguan, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche Macan, etc.

7-Seaters SUV:
Low SUV: Toyota Rush, Daihatsu Terios, Honda BR-V
Big SUV: Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Nissan X-Trail, KIA Sorento, Hyundai Santa-Fe, Ford Everest, Chevrolet Captiva.

HATCHBACK – If you enjoy the comfort of sedan, but more agile in urban areas and also cheaper than the sedan, a hatchback can be a choice. There are also several hatchback segments, such as: Small, medium and luxury hatchbacks. There are also small hatchbacks categorized as LCGC which is the most inexpensive car segment.

Small hatchback: Honda Brio, KIA Picanto, Toyota Etios, Nissan March, Daihatsu Sirion, Suzuki Splash, Suzuki Ignis, Hyundai i10, Mitsubishi Mirage, etc.

Medium Hatchback: Toyota Yaris, Honda Jazz, Kia Rio, Hyundai i20, Hyundai Grand Avega, Mazda 2, VW Polo.
Luxury Hatchback: VW Golf, all European Hatchback of Mercy, BMW, Audi, etc.

SEDAN – For those who require luxury and comfort in urban car, sedan is the right choice. You will not get many passengers capacity in sedan, but engine performance, comfort and prestige certainly are the values worth to afford from sedan. You will spend about $30 thousands to bring a new sedan.

Sedan choices in Asia are:
Mini Sedan: Toyota Vios, Honda City and Suzuki Baleno.
Medium Sedan: Toyota Corolla Altis, Honda Civic Sedan.
Medium luxury sedan: Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Mazda 6, Nissan Teana, etc


2. Utilization Purposes

In choosing a car, consider what the use for. Do not get too follow the wishes and disregard the usefulness of undue or consequences of a mistake in choosing a car.

For example, if you’d like to buy a car for your daughter for her everyday vehicle to college. Do not buy such a big car as Toyota Innova or Mitsubishi Pajero Sport SUV. Because it is redundant and less effective. Should buy her small hatchback that is agile, like the Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan March or KIA Picanto.

Or vice versa you buy a too small one for a family car, it will make the passengers suffer. Or you buy a kind of family car, but utilized for commercial purposes or haul a lot, it is not appropriate because it is designed not to carry heavy loads.


3. What kind of terrain taken the car?

Adjust the car selection with terrain to be pursued. Do not buy a car with low ground clearance if the car will often pass damaged or not paved roads.

If the journey is going to often remote, you should not buy a small engined car, make sure the car has enough power and legs are sufficient to pass uncertain road condition.

For use in urban only, certainly a sedan, hatchback or medium small hatchback with a low GC can be a choice. If the luxury car is found necessary to increase customer confidence to your business, it means there is a benefit value of luxury vehicles, and could be a profitable thing.


4. Price

Customize your financial capabilities with the options. Don’t be stuck in debt installment that damage the healthy your lifestyle, only to fulfill the lusts of prestige.

For example, wanting to have big brawny SUV worth $50 thousands, you spent the entire existing savings. It’s ridiculous, because you’ll be forced to skimp on the important things for something not really necessary.

Take into account that the daily needs and unexpected needs can be met after you bought a car. Because prestige will mean nothing if you get stressed due to financial difficulties, then of course you could not enjoy the car quietly.


5. Buy New or Used Car?

This point has to do with price, if you need a car with a high specification but the budget is not sufficient to buy a new car, then buying a used car can be a solution.

Buying a new car is certainly more fun and simpler process than buying a used car. But the cost to be paid to the ease and contentment are far more expensive when compared with buying a used car.

on the other hand, buying a used car cannot be denied there is a risk of getting a car that is no longer in good condition. But if you’re meticulous and patient, buying a used car can be profitable. Because you can enjoy a car with a high specification, but much cheaper than a new car.

These are the key things to consider when buying a car, especially for first-time buyers. Hopefully this article is helpful for those who was planning to buy a car. May you get your best dream car.


Rahadian Abdhi

A car enthusiast who love to write his opinion about dynamic automotive world. The automotive technology development is something amazing to him.

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