Narrow Down Your Type of Used Vehicle

January 18th, 2016 by

Buying a car should be fun, but with so many different types of vehicles available today, when it comes time to buy a used car, where do you begin? Berlin City Honda in Maine has some tips for you here about how to narrow down your used car choices before heading out to go car shopping. With a manageable list in mind, when you go shopping for used cars in Maine, you’ll feel less overwhelmed. If you live in or around Portland, South Portland, Scarborough, Gorham, Westbrook, you can start your search at Berlin City Honda today.

First, you have to consider the price range you can comfortably afford. Financial experts suggest a formula for figuring out monthly car payment you can afford. They suggest you not spend more than 20% of your net monthly income on a car payment. So, if you bring home $1800 a month, your car payment should be no more than $360.

After you figure out what you can afford, the next step to narrow down your list of used cars in Maine to test drive is to figure out what type of vehicle you want: car, truck, van or SUV. To determine this, you have to consider how many people are in your family, what type of travel is your vehicle mainly used for, how much cargo room you need, how much stop-and-go traffic you’re in typically, etc. If you have a large family, obviously a small two-seater car is not a viable option for your main car. A larger SUV, on the other hand, would better fit your family’s transportation needs.

Another thing to consider is safety and which vehicle safety features are most important to you. Today’s newer models come with a number of safety features like Lane Departure Warning Systems, Collision Alert Systems, Rearview Camera Systems and the like. Decide which of these features you feel you must have and that will narrow down your list quite a bit.

Going to look at used cars in Maine is so much fun, and it’s even more fun when you have a manageable list of 5-10 cars that you’d like to check out. Residents in Portland, South Portland, Scarborough, Gorham, Westbrook and surrounding areas will find Honda vehicles that meet all of your requirements at Berlin City Honda in Portland, Maine.

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