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3 Smart Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Car


Cars are exciting, aren’t they? The day you go to buy your first is exciting, too. But beware. Instead, why not do some research first? Also, ask around – you’ll be surprised at what you’ll find. Before making any decision, be sure to ask yourself the following questions recommended by Brownsville Toyota, serving Brownsville, TX.

Is This New Car Affordable?

They say that the monthly payments of the car you want to buy should not be more than 10% of your monthly earnings. Here’s how: picture around 48 months. Can you collect the money for that car within this time frame? Without compromising on any of your other expenses? Then, by all means, go for it. But, make sure you don’t hold back on your other expenses as that is not advised, and it means you cannot afford the car – technically. You need to have enough for the purchase, but you must also not compromise on other necessary expenses to afford the purchase.

Talking Car Types – Which One Should You Buy?

One way to narrow it down is to think of about your future. Are you planning to start a family soon? In that case, you might need a bigger car with room for kids and all the picnic paraphernalia. You buy a vehicle keeping your preferences in mind. Similarly, a single person need not invest in such a car. They could opt for a fancy sports car that only they can drive and speed around. 

There are tons of options out there. Preference should not be the only concern in your head. Be sure to think about prices, colors, durability, mileage, and age. 

More on that below. 

New Car Or Used Car – Which One Should You Pick?

For most people, new cars give you peace of mind. People believe that since it’s a new car, it is reliable. It hasn’t previously been owned by anybody, making it perfect. However, the newer the vehicle, the higher the insurance and the faster the depreciation. Used cars are almost the same as new ones. But better and cheaper! Sure, they have been previously owned. But they have more mileage, slow and less depreciation, and less insurance, too! 

We leave the decision to you. 

Have you got the answers to the questions above? If yes, then congratulations – you are ready to safely buy your car. Remember – never prioritize style and, well, being James Bond in real life, over preference and convenience. Unless you can afford it without compromise.

Serving Brownsville, TX, Brownsville Toyota’s inventory is jam-packed with pre-owned, brand-new, old, luxury, and special cars. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Go ahead and get started with us today.

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