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How do you know a car is right for you? 5 things to consider

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How do you know a car is right for you? 5 things to consider

When it comes to knowing which car is the one for you, it can be hard to know where to start. At Mantello PEUGEOT Roxburgh Park, we love helping customers find their perfect new or used car. Buying a car can be daunting, but with a little research, planning, and our five expert tips, you’ll be in a great position to start looking.

  1. What are your needs?

Some people go on camping trips with the whole family every weekend, whereas others never leave their suburban neighbourhood. Assessing your needs also means thinking about where you’ll be in a few years. Do you see your family growing? What about if you move home and your parking space changes? Thinking ahead can make all the difference. 

Here are some questions that will help you narrow down your search:

  • Do you commute every day, or often visit family who are a few hours drive away? Fuel economy for drivers who travel long distances frequently should be a top priority.

  • What features can you not live without? Some people can’t live without leather seats, and others want the best stereo system around. What will you choose?

  • For those who plan to start a family, how much cargo space will you need? Will you be using children’s car seats anytime soon?

  1. What’s your budget?

For those buying a car with cash, what’s the best value you can get for your money? For buyers considering financing or leasing, it’s good to think about what monthly payments you can manage. 

Check out our simple finance calculator to help you figure out what you can afford. At Mantello PEUGEOT Roxburgh Park, we offer competitive finance rates to get you into your new or used vehicle. We provide a range of financial services including financial risk management solutions, consumer finance, extended warranty and corporate lending. 

  1. Does it drive well?

Arranging a test drive before you purchase your new or used PEUGEOT is an absolute must. Before you test drive, make sure you do all the research you can about the vehicle. That means that you can come along to our showroom with a list of questions and some prior knowledge to help you make your decision.

There’s never a ‘right' way to test drive a vehicle but being aware of how it feels can ensure you choose the right car for you. Make yourself comfortable and see how it handles. Does the steering feel too heavy? What about the brakes? Don’t forget to bring likely future passengers along (including the kids) to see whether they approve.

  1. Safety 

One way of knowing whether a car is right for you is to consider the safety features it has. The all-new, PEUGEOT 2008 SUV, for example, has autonomous emergency braking, cruise control, speed sign detection, and active lane departure warning. Some vehicles, like the 3008 ALLURE SUV has active blind-spot detection and semi-autonomous lane-keeping. What safety features are important to you?

  1. Aftercare

When you’re buying a new car, a used car, or leasing a vehicle – you’ll want to know that it’s reliable and that if something goes wrong unexpectedly, you have somewhere to turn. Does your purchase include a warranty or roadside assist? 

At Mantello PEUGEOT Roxburgh Park, we offer an extensive warranty that commences from the first date of registration and covers five years with unlimited kilometres (passenger vehicles). In addition, you are protected by a 3-year paintwork warranty and a 12-year corrosion warranty. Every new PEUGEOT is also delivered with a five-year complimentary roadside assist to give you the ultimate peace of mind.

Are you ready?

Knowing whether a car is right for you depends on so many factors, but doing your research, thinking about your lifestyle, and considering what you can and can’t live without will give you a valuable head start.

Are you ready to find your next car? If you’re feeling confused, overwhelmed, or just have an unanswered question, our team at Roxburgh Park will be happy to help. Just give us a call on (03) 9930 4444.