I frequently hear that all car dealers want to do is get people through the door but as a car is one of the most expensive items a person will buy in their lifetimes the decision of which one to buy won’t come easily.
Are people swayed by advertising?
Yes I am an advertising manager so I would say that but it’s more than that.
Soon I am going to be buying my first car!
Yes I am 40
No I haven’t just passed my test.
Sadly my company car will be no more next year and I am forced to make it on my own in the real world.
I’ve been driving for about 10 years now and I have never bought a car, taxed a car or insured a car. The buying part I’m excited about-the rest I want someone else to take care of.
So is buying a car an easy choice?
Well of course not-there’s colour, shape, style, make and cost to consider.
I will have a budget to work to which will cover all mechanical repairs, tax, insurance, MOT and of course the car. And it seems quite a decent amount.
So at 12 months before I’m due to buy a car I’m looking. And I can be influenced RIGHT NOW!
Will my mind change?
What will change my mind?
What will I buy?
It’s June 21st 2014 and I am adamant that I want a BMW 320 in navy blue or black from about 1997. I want to pay around £2,000 for it and I want it to be in good condition with low mileage.
Already wavering I’ve seen a great deal on Facebook for a BMW 1 series which is only £129 per month on finance but it required a hefty deposit of over £3,000 if I remember rightly. I’ve always thought of the hard top 1 Series that it looks great from the front then at the back it looks like you can’t afford a whole one. So no-this isn’t the right option for me.
I saw a finance offer for a Lexus too which stopped and made me think ‘Hmmmmm I can afford a Lexus’. I saw that in a magazine but I haven’t seen that offer again so that has gone off my radar.
At the moment in this early stage I am open to being tempted by all cars-well maybe not all cars.
On my definite no list are:
- Ford KA
- Mini One
- Ford Focus
Apart from those models I’m looking at everything.
So will used win or a finance deal for a new car?
I’ll report back every time something changes my mind or I will the lottery. if that happens here’s my choice:
Well a girl can dream.