How to Choose the Perfect Used Car!

At Caledonia Vehicle Solutions, we have such a huge variety of fantastic vehicles available it’s difficult to choose just one! Here are some tips to help you get started on your car buying journey.


Work Out Your Budget

The used car you choose will largely be determined by what you can afford, so your budget is one of the first things you will need to figure out. If you plan to pay the entire price of the car all at once, it should be easy enough to figure out how much you have to spend, but make sure you account for insurance, tax, fuel and maintenance costs

If you choose to finance your car, you will need to subtract these expenses, along with your average outgoings, from your monthly earnings to determine how much you are willing to spend on a car.


Find the Right Body Style

To filter down the range of used cars you are choosing from further, it may be helpful to form an idea of the body style you are after, and this will depend on what you are going to be using the vehicle for. If you have a big family, you may want an MPV, whereas small, nimble cars are suitable for inexperienced drivers.


Fuel and Transmission

Other factors, which may influence your decision are fuel type and transmission. Diesel cars are usually more expensive to buy than petrol, but can save you money in the long run, as they offer better economy. However, it is unlikely that you will cover the extra cost unless you frequently drive long distances, so if you are just using the car for getting around the city, it may be better to opt for petrol. While automatics are considered easier, manuals can be more engaging, so transmission is very much a personal choice.


Start Looking!

Once you have thought about everything mentioned above, you should have a good enough idea of what you are after. Take a look at the current range of used cars available at Caledonia Vehicle Solutions on our website, where you will be able to filter the selection by price, body style, fuel and transmission, so finding the perfect used car should be easy!