At West City Auto Group, we’ve sold thousands of new cars. We’ve also sold thousands of used cars, but that’s another story. It’s our job to know exactly what you’re looking for, and lucky for you, we’re pretty good at our job. We’re all about giving our customers the most knowledge we can, so you can make the best decision for your needs. Here’s the simplified guide to the three things we think you should look for when buying a new car.
From, “what other colours does this car come in?” to “No, those headlights really aren’t for me.” Believe it or not, the most common aspect of a car we get asked about is its ‘look.’ If you’re driving often, your car is probably something you glance at every day. That means you might as well buy something you enjoy seeing. Is the sleek, slick and sporty look of the Suzuki Swift for you? Or, do you prefer the retro, tough, off-road vibe of the Suzuki Jimny? Before entering a dealership, have a browse on a brand’s website and see what colours or models of car you like. Then, head along to our … dealership in … to see if the car you’ve fallen in love with online is your dream match for the next 100,000 kms and more. Test drives are just like a first date, really.
Once you’ve got your look sorted, it’s time to check out the stuff that truly does matter – performance. Fuel economy refers to the distance travelled by a vehicle and the amount of fuel consumed. Essentially, it is how much fuel your car uses as it zooms around those inner-city suburban streets, well-worn gravel roads, or whatever terrain you negotiate across. Good fuel economy is critical as it saves you money in the long term. It also offers increased sustainability, which is better for you and better for our beautiful planet. We all love an easy way to reduce the operational cost of cars. Horsepower and engine size may be another factor you want to consider when looking at a new car.
Finally, you want to look at the features a car has. Do you want GPS navigation? How about important safety benefits such as electronic stability control? If a reversing camera works wonders for your parking technique, this is probably a feature you’d love to have. All cars have the basic safety features required by law, but if there’s something additional you’d like, now is the time to chat with your sales consultant about it. There’s a huge list of optional extras that you can have and your sales consultant will know what other people have added and loved. At this point, it’s like visiting a workshop to build the car of your dreams.
It can be easy to get overwhelmed when buying a new car, especially if it is your first time buying new. There’s a tone of information to get through. How do you accurately know fact from fiction? Our sales consultants are here to guide you through the whole process and find the right car for your lifestyle and budget. Visit our dealership to get all your car questions answered. Most importantly, enjoy that new car smell that everyone raves about!