Buying my first car! (maybe)
by, 22-Sep-2012 at 04:30 (325 Views)
So I have been thinking for awhile now of buying my own car, I currently drive my mom's old 99' Honda CRV and it's a great little car, but I want something I can officially say is mine. I have been given the okay to trade in the Honda for what ever I can get for it, about 4-5k and then use that to help put a down payment on something.
I have already gone out once and ended up test driving a KIA Optima and loved it. Not even what I was originally there to look at, but those salesmen are very persuasive and I am just too nice to say "no"
I am this tuesday going to a few dealerships and looking again with my dad. Everyone keeps telling me to buy used, but really don't want to. Something about it just bothers me. A couple of the cars I am looking into are either a KIA Soul, KIA Optima, Honda Civic, Ford Focus, all of which I could afford payments on. One of the dealerships near me had a Soul that was a 2011, 59k miles for 11,000. Had a lot of great additions to it, but I don't know quite yet, that used issues I have comes up. I just don't trust something as important as a car to buy it used.
My only concern is insurance, I already know that buying new compared to buying used, my insurance is going to be outrageous. But will ultimately have to talk to my insurance agency to find out.
Anyone have any advice they could give me? or any opinions on a car that is 20k and under?