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Old 01-03-2017, 09:09 PM   #1
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Planning on getting a new car.

Hey guys! So, I've been planning to buy a new car for my brother. I'm actually not much experienced with purchasing cars, as my own car was a gift from my dad. Hence, I've been wanting a short guide on what all I should consider while getting one. However, I'm not checking my bro's favorite, as Ferrari could cost me quite a lot. But, I sure I'm planning to get a decent car for him. Hence, I need suggestions and advice. I've found this blog on tips to consider while purchasing a new car. 5 Tips For Buying A New Car | Kevin Thatcher It says I should clearly study the travelling needs and then purchase one. But actually speaking I have no clue where all would he like to travel with his car. Hence, so far, it's only the budget I'm worried about. hence, need your guidance.
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:09 PM   #2
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Top things to consider are running costs, they include fuel costs, taxes (if applicable) insurance costs which can vary depending on age and where you live, as well as how many miles you're likely to drive, servicing costs, although modern cars only usually need servicing once a year or every two years.

After that, I'd look at depreciation, the more you spend, the more you're going to loose most likely. I bought my car with 4000 miles on the clock and saved a massive 12,000. Then it's all down to personal preference and taste really, and buying a car that suits your individual needs, don't buy a car that's excessively large if there's no need for it.
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Old 01-04-2017, 04:00 AM   #3
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So many questions. What is your budget? How old is your brother? Is he single or does he have a family? Is he in school or working? Where does he live, i.e. big city, small town, country? How much driving experience does he have? How responsible is he? Does he have any serious hobbies? All of those factor in to vehicle type, size, power, etc. and will help narrow your choices. As far as brand it's tough to go wrong with a Honda or Toyota although there are many good brands. You may want to look for a nice 2-3 year old one rather than new. Good luck.
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Easy. I'm in Oakland, California. We deal with this ALL the time.

Let me know the make and model car you're brother would like and I'll put the word out on the street.

The price will be a bargain. The trade-off is that it comes without ownership documentation.
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Amanada

Take a look around Ontario this past week and buy a car that can make through the snow. AWD options are found on almost all cars and most luxury cars sold in Canada have it as standard equipment. Does he travel with friends, have lots of sports equipment ??
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Easy. I'm in Oakland, California. We deal with this ALL the time.

Let me know the make and model car you're brother would like and I'll put the word out on the street.

The price will be a bargain. The trade-off is that it comes without ownership documentation.

Hoping to drive down the coast this year to Southern California but will not stop in Oakland

Well maybe close by at the Jelly Belly factory LOL
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:21 PM   #7
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Hoping to drive down the coast this year to Southern California but will not stop in Oakland

Well maybe close by at the Jelly Belly factory LOL
BlueRover, thanks for posting ALL the details about your car on Fuelly.

Can you be more specific when you'll be visiting the Jelly Belly factory. And, might that be the east or west parking lot?
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The answer is always Honda Civic.
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:18 PM   #9
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The answer is always Honda Civic.
Agreed easiest car to steal,,, ahh you where talking about ChewChew in Oakland

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BlueRover, thanks for posting ALL the details about your car on Fuelly.

Can you be more specific when you'll be visiting the Jelly Belly factory. And, might that be the east or west parking lot?
Time to upgrade the factory alarm
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:35 PM   #10
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Hmmm. My gas gauge is reading low. Time to get another car!
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