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A car purchase is one of the biggest financial dedication you can commit to, thus it is imperative that the process goes as smooth and as trouble-free as possible. A pivotal aspect that can often be overlooked by consumers is the reputation of the car dealership that you’re working with. After all, they’re going to be the ones that are handing over the keys to your dream ride, and in a market where it’s entirely possible, and common, for the consumer to lack knowledge regarding the subject, unscrupulous dealers can easily connive to exploit the uneducated.

While it used to be quite tricky to sort out the reputation that your choice of the dealership had, considering that transparency and honesty are quite far down the list for most dealers back then. However, it’s less common nowadays because of how easily accessible the Internet is which makes scrutinizing a dealership a relatively pain-free process. Now, as [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Intrigued at the idea of a second-hand vehicle and want to ascertain our personal recommendations for varying price range? We have you covered. Here’s a broad list of a few types of vehicles in stock which are an excellent option for their respective price range and your budget. Compacts Small yet practical, pragmatism is a compact’s forte. Undoubtedly, it’s a very saturated segment with tons of respectable offerings from different manufacturers, but the recipe often remains the same. $15,000 – $20,000 For less than 15 grand, you can still find a somewhat recent model, albeit with a higher mileage on the clock. Two models are popular here, namely the Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Focus. Both are quite different, with the Cruze being praised for its sharp look, good kit and comfortable handling. The Focus is mostly available in hatchback form, and its esteemed record needs little explanation, with its spacious cabin, quality fit and finish [...]
There are many questions when it comes to the process of buying a car; the simplest one is probably the most important: Should you buy a brand new model or used? To help you choose, we’ve laid out the advantages of both below. Keep in mind that the pros in the used column are big ones and in many cases can be more to your advantage. 1. Price Comparing apples to apples, a used car is going to be less expensive. The relative advantage of the used car price can also allow a buyer to step up to a nicer model. Almost everybody who buys a car has a budget, which unfortunately gives you access to only a few new cars, however for the same money you get much better used cars in the market. Sure it’s not a 2019 model but it probably was the best in class when it came into production, [...]
The time has come, a car purchase is right on the horizon. Maybe someone just got a driver’s license, or you’re looking for an upgrade or even just looking to change things up. The good thing is, regardless of your budget, you can definitely find just the right used car in Kitchener Waterloo for your needs. Split up into four different price range, there should be a solid option for everyone here.   Below $15,000 Ford Focus For under $15k, it’s difficult to find a more versatile choice than a pre-owned Ford Focus. You can commonly find good early third-generation examples starting as low as $9,000, and later top range ‘Titanium’ trim models starting in at $11,000. The Focus is truly the manifestation of the phrase ‘jack of all trades’, what you’ll find very likable is its handling aptitude, refined ride quality, quality fit and finish with plenty of new tech and a practical interior. [...]
Purchasing a used car is an especially daunting task compared to new cars even for educated Kitchener-Waterloo consumers, much less to say for newcomers in Ontario. Bearing in mind that buying used cars actually broadens to a larger breadth rapidly, and becomes quite a frustration for the less well educated in the art of used car purchases. Therefore, it would be quite an upper hand to understand some tips before delving into your first car purchase. 1. Budget Firstly, perhaps the most crucial thing of all, ensure that you establish a firm monthly budget and adhere to it strictly. Some unscrupulous dealerships do indeed prey on the ignorance of the less informed customers, and these customers at times may overextend their budget too much. Take note that buying a car isn’t just about how much money you’re spending on the car, you have to think about the maintenance, fuel consumption, tax, depreciation, interest rate, urgent [...]
If you’re a first-time driver in Canada or a newcomer, and you’re looking for a car as a means of transportation, it can be a daunting ordeal. People assume that the automotive landscape is similar to the States, and while that is true to a certain extent, Canada possesses a rather unique, distinguished market itself. However, a car is nevertheless imperative to travel around Canada. An affordable, reliable car first car will serve you well down the line, and here’s a list of cars that fit the criteria and also shifts quickly on our lot. 1. Ford Focus A classic household favorite, the Ford Focus is an icon. It’s hard to go wrong with one regardless of which part of Ontario you’re living in. It abides by the quintessential aspects for a compact that appeals to the masses while incorporating Ford’s own vast know-how in car-making to produce consistently praiseworthy results. Certainly, there have been [...]

There are many questions when it comes to the process of buying a car; the simplest one is probably the most important: Should you buy a brand new model or used? To help you choose, we’ve laid out the advantages of both below. Keep in mind that the pros in the used column are big ones and in many cases can be more to your advantage.

1. Price

Comparing apples to apples, a used car is going to be less expensive. The relative advantage of the used-car price can also allow a buyer to step up to a nicer model. Almost everybody who buys a car has a budget, which unfortunately gives you access to only a few new cars, however for the same money you get much better used cars in the market. Sure it’s not a 2017 model but it probably was the best in class when it came into production, so why [...]

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