What Kind of Car Am I?March 27, 2017
So, you’re looking to get a new car. When you’re surrounded by hundreds of cars every day, it can become easy to feel swamped with all of the makes and models that exist. That’s why I’m here to help! The perfect car is out there for you, you just have to find it! Narrow down your choices by deciding which body style is the best for you. This decision alone has many tough factors to compare, which is why this series is here to help you find your perfect match! From SUVs to sedans, by the end of this series, you’ll know you’ve found the one. There are tons of factors that weigh into your decision of which car to buy. There is the car you want, the car you need, the most practical car, the most rational car… the list goes on and on. I’m here to tell you to take a step back, breathe, and take a look in a mirror. What type of car are you? Look at all the body styles available and answer the question: which one matches your lifestyle best? Make a goal for this new car of yours. What is it that you’re setting out to do in your new ride? Are you carpooling a soccer team around? Commuting to work? Whether you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint or simply make a statement with your car, these are questions you need to start out asking yourself. Figure out which style matches you best by making a goal for yourself. These goals you set coincide with the type of lifestyle you’re leading. You need a car that will match your lifestyle best, and in turn will become a reflection of you. Your wants and needs can be two totally different things, so really think about what body style will suit you best, and then narrow down your car search from there. You need to prioritize yourself. You’ve set your goals, analyzed your lifestyle, but maybe you’re still stuck. What is most important to you? Size? Safety? Let me go ahead and debunk the myth that the larger the car, the safer it is. Your safety in a vehicle starts with you and the way you handle it. Don’t be deterred from a convertible if that’s what you’ve had your heart set on, just be a responsible driver. The safest collision is the one you avoid. So, don’t let the size of a car limit your search. If you commute an hour into the city every day, a giant pick-up may not be the smartest decision for you. So, this is where prioritizing comes in. Perhaps fuel economy isn’t your priority, and that’s OK. The moral of the story here is to find the car that will make you happy. If you’re just looking for a cheap ride to get you from point A to point B, I promise there’s an affordable used car out there that will mesh well with your lifestyle. Don’t feel like you have to settle. Put a little effort and emotion into your car search, and I promise you’ll end up happier. Find that one that matches your lifestyle best and you’ll be set!