Tips for a novice car enthusiast: which car to choose
Surely, this question arose before every beginner or a little experienced motorist: you need to buy the first car in your life, what to choose? Of course, the process of buying a car is a deeply individual matter and depends on a number of circumstances, such as the size of the wallet, personal preferences, advice from friends, the condition of the roads in the area of residence, prices, etc.
But still we will try to give some general advice (without pretending to universality), which we hope will facilitate the task for beginners. Immediately make a reservation – we give priority to the analysis when analyzing, so if you are a dollar millionaire or you only have money to buy used cars of domestic production (in both cases, the purchase will be determined, most likely, not by technical considerations), you can not read further.
So: What should be the size of a “newbie”? Obviously, it should not be too long (class A or B). If you live in a city, then tacking in a stream of cars will be more convenient and easier on a small car. In addition, a large car will create additional difficulties when parking – and for inexperienced drivers this can be a serious problem.
Car security system. There is no need to buy the latest “chips” of various active and passive systems. But when buying, you should remember about the three most important components of any security system – ABS, airbags and seat belts. You must have them first. You can also get Parktronic to avoid unsuccessful parking.
Transmission. On city streets, full of traffic, traffic jams and traffic lights at every intersection, you will definitely come up with an automatic transmission. However, if in the future you switch to the “mechanics”, it will not be easy to restructure. Conclusion: you still try to take the “mechanics” – it will come in handy in life (unless, of course, you are not a principled opponent of the Manual).
Tuning. Beginners-motorists better spend the extra money not on the audio system or some expensive climate control, but on reliable rubber and car insurance. Believe – so reliable.
Body type A hatchback is recommended for townspeople who rarely travel outside the city and have little use of the trunk. This is a compact, maneuverable version. As already mentioned, a car of this type is easier to park in a narrow courtyard. Well, in the low price category up to ($ 15,000), the hatchback clearly outperforms the same sedans.
New or used? The question is not simple. For the same money, you can buy a new car and a new one, but a higher class. The motives here are also different – to be the first owner of the car or not to regret any dent (for a used car).
Of course, taking a new car from the passenger compartment, with a guarantee, serviceable assemblies and units, is still better. A used car is, as they say, “the cat in the bag.”
As for the specific brand of car, which is better to buy a newly minted driver, everything is individually. As an option, you can offer Toyota Yaris (price up to $ 20 thousand) ….