Buying any new car is one of the very important decisions in your life. This is quite an expensive item and therefore you cannot afford to buy it in very casual manner. You are going to live with your car for many long years and therefore you will certainly not like to commit any kind of mistake, which can be too costly for you.
Following are few common mistakes that most of us may do at least any one of them and regret later.
- Not doing enough research about present value of your present car
While buying any near car of any Mercedes Benz models or any other brand usually we are so much obsessed about the price of the new car that we often forget to find the current price of your existing car. Therefore, when you negotiate the deal for your car you may end up trading in your old car at throw away price. Therefore, you must do enough research about the current price of your present car based on the model so that when you sell it then you can get a reasonable value as per the present market rate.
It will be better to sell your car yourself rather than trading in with the car dealer, as you may end up getting much better price and save some amount for buying your new car.
- Buying unnecessary items
While you are dealing with the car dealer, without your realizing the car dealer will add the price of certain unnecessary things like rust proofing, paint protection and few other unnecessary accessories and add those in your car price. You must pay close attention to the prices of these items. Most of the things not are needed by you at all. Also, the items that they include may be at much higher price that you can get from any car accessory market outside. Therefore, take a good look at the various extra items being added with the car.
- Not considering modern safety features
There are many new safety features that can save you from any unnecessary accidents. Some of the items have been added due to government regulation and few other items are also worth considering. You can negotiate with the dealer and get discounts for such items.
- Skipping the test drive
Never skip the test drive while taking your car out of the showroom. There may be confusing controls, wrong adjustment of seats that may be reason of accident immediately after purchase.
Lastly you must understand the monthly installments that you must pay from then on.