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A car purchase in Canada takes dedication financially and mentally. It’s less of a bother for folks who’ve had plenty of past experiences in buying cars, as they’re familiar with what to expect, what to do, and what are the systematic procedures that constitute a car purchase. However, for young adults that’s sheepishly approaching their first used car purchase, it’s a daunting endeavor. That’s perfectly understandable, considering it’s a big chunk of financial investment for most people living in the Kitchener Waterloo area. However, there are a few novice mistakes that can often be averted by taking your time which will help ease the process, and here are a few common errors we’ve noticed just for reference.

Doing too little research

One of the biggest oversight Ontario buyers often commit is underestimate the amount of research they have to do. If you spend the time and look around, there will certainly [...]

A lot of students in Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph or Hamilton find life much more comfortable when they’re able to secure a car for themselves. It’s a good thing lot of lenders are effortlessly working on processes that’d make obtaining car loans for students in Canada easy.

As a student schooling in Ontario, follow these simple steps to increase your chances of qualifying for an auto loan. As usual, before applying for a car loan as a student in Canada, you should do your due diligence, and these tips are here to guide you if you follow them religiously.

Step 1 – When you’re preparing for your car loan application as a student in Canada, it’s essential to keep in mind that these lenders are going to ask you of the full proof of your student enrollment. In fact, a majority of lenders place an age restriction on the kind of student that can apply [...]

Unless you live in a place where public transportation is effective and convenient, you still need a car. Most millennials want something trouble free, but interesting to own and drive. There are definitely used cars out there which are intriguing and priced justifiably for young people looking to buy their first car.

Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet’s recently introduced compact car, the Chevrolet Cruze, can be a good choice to someone looking for a handsome looking small used car. There are two generations available, with 2016-2017 models starting at around $15,000. The 2014 facelifted model offers a sharper, smarter face, and also a new diesel engine. A 2014-2015 used Chevy Cruze LT with the Technology pack would be what you want though. It’s available at a good price point with Chevrolet’s 1.4-litre turbocharged Ecotec which offers respectable performance with good economic figures. The Cruze has been particularly praised for its poised handling too, with an interesting interior [...]

Finally, you’re settling down, and have a family of your own. You begin to bear the responsibility of supporting your children. Now you need a vehicle that can move the little ones around Kitchener-Waterloo, and maybe their friends sometimes, without forsaking practicality. The answer? MPVs, or minivans. A decade or two ago, these were dreary, but now, for under $20,000, you can easily find an exemplary used minivan that won’t constantly leave you yearning for sedans or coupes.

Dodge Grand Caravan

As the name aptly indicates, the Dodge Grand Caravan is Dodge’s (or Chrysler’s) interpretation of a luxurious used minivan. Basic 2014 SE Grand Caravans can be found for $15,000 while stretching it to $20,000 can net you a 2016 SXT Grand Caravan. Both will be 5th-generation models with little differences barring equipment.

Still sporting Dodge’s iconic ‘crosshair’ grille, the Grand Caravan dons a tastefully understated, if uninspiring aesthetics. You’ll find [...]

SUV for Sale Kitchener Waterloo

If you’re on the market in Canada for a new midsize SUV, may we suggest a better alternative? That’d be looking into the pre-owned market. If you look around, and do your research, you can often find great deals lurking around, not to mention the huge cost you will avoid by the sharp depreciation rate of the SUV early life.

We’ve compiled a list of solid best-selling used SUVs that are shifting quickly on our Cambridge Ontario lot just because of their excellent reliability.

Nissan Rogue

Want something smooth riding, handles capably and has a well-built cabin with a simple design? Then perhaps you may want to have a look at a used Nissan Rogue. The Rogue is a small crossover that’s often praised for offering a poised [...]

While it’s exciting to browse through used car purveyors, especially with the intention of purchasing one, it’s often tricky when it comes to the finance side. It’s easy to overstretch your budget and end up with something that you can’t actually afford. With car financing, which is by far the most commonplace method to purchase a car, there are also some costs that should be budgeted into your used car purchase. So, how do you actually budget for a car? Nowadays, it’s much easier to know how much room you have to work with when it comes to financing a car thanks to online calculators. Many websites do provide this, including ours, Garston Motors at any vehicle’s landing page. It’s a very simple and intuitive, yet helpful utility that can swiftly estimate your monthly payment, and it scales properly with the payment period, interest rate and down payment. This will be your best friend when [...]

Used car or new car? That’s a question that you’ll inevitably ponder on when you’re looking to purchase an automobile. When you’re comparing very old used cars with new cars, the answer is easier to grasp. However, when it’s the debate between a slightly worn used car to a gleaming new car, the answer isn’t quite as clear-cut. But if you are prudent, and don’t mind missing out the chance to rip new car plastics, chances are there lies advantages to peruse a used car lot.

There are some immediate, perceivable differences between the experiences buying new and used cars. Of course, new car dealerships are typically premier. They have plenty of brochures to give, a nice place to sit in, comprehensive warranties, etc. That said, you’re pretty much expected to make a purchase when you step into the dealership, and the atmosphere can be rather stolid at times.

A used car dealer, depending on [...]

If you've paid attention to the Ontario car market, you may realize that the whole compact SUV segment is really beginning to gain traction and grow. The appeal of them is simple, you get the perks a tall-riding SUV enjoy while avoiding many drawbacks that a stout, large and bulky SUV suffer. Cue the Nissan Rogue, Nissan's entry into the tough, saturated compact SUV market. In fact, the used Nissan Rogues are one of our best-selling SUVs in our dealership. Not only that, it also won AutoPacific's 2017 best in class award, proving that it does have credence to compete with its similarly impressive peers. There are currently two generations of Nissan Rogue, the first ran from 2007 to 2013, the second is still being produced from 2013. We'll be touching on both.
Making timely payments every month is a tedious obligation for adults to fulfill. Especially when we’re talking about car loans, the most common method to purchase new and used cars alike. However, things never quite stay stagnant, it’s likely that after a few years you might be thinking about changing things up, or even just attempting to refinance your auto loan for a better interest rate.   However, there are few options you can take aside from the two as well. When you’re talking about a serious investment like a car, you should also count all your straws beforehand. That said, it essentially boils down to this – your vehicle’s estimated worth. What’s your next move depends on this.   Negative Equity Auto Loan   To begin with, if you have negative equity, or colloquially known as an ‘upside down’ loan, maybe maintaining the status quo is the right thing to do. Negative equity is [...]
If you’re looking for a used compact car in Kitchener, Waterloo or Cambridge, you may have already researched the Chevrolet Cruze. The latest Chevrolet Cruze generation is still quite fresh, the older generation, even if barely used, can be bought with a nice discount. As the Cruze is quite well-acclaimed, it is a great option for intrigued used compact car buyers in Canada. Throughout the first iteration, the Cruze received a few facelifts, but most are styling refresh, so the car remained largely identical throughout its life. Midlife 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTs can be found for around $9,000, while the last of the first-generation batch (2016 used Cruze models) in LT trim should command around $15,000. The Chevrolet Cruze had been commended for its handsome, dynamic styling direction that’ll still blend in well among the crowd of the best used compact cars in Canada. Open the door, and you’ll find a similar design language to [...]
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