Need a New Car?

 

 

Are you in the market for a new car?

If you haven't shopped for a vehicle in some time, you may be in for a rude awakening.  You may want to consider a pre-owned vehicle if you aren't willing to spend something in the neighborhood of $20,000 - $30,000, or more, if you want a more luxurious model.

U.S. News believes the following are the best models in 2017 for older drivers.

https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/best-cars-for-older-drivers

Consumer Reports likes the following models for 2018.

https://www.consumerreports.org/elderly-driving/top-25-new-cars-for-senior-drivers/

If you are considering a pre-owned vehicle, check out these 14 that Carophile recommends:

https://www.consumerreports.org/elderly-driving/top-25-new-cars-for-senior-drivers/

Make sure that each of these different organizations consider the things that might be important to you now.  You might be experiencing decreased mobility, maybe you don't see as well as you used to - especially at night.  Your reactions times are slower.  You don't want a vehicle that sits too low to the ground, or is too high to get into.  Are the controls too complicated?

Do your homework.  Know what the price of the vehcile should be before walking into the dealership.  Know what your car is worth if you are trading it in.  Don't let them talk you into "your payments will only be..."  If you can't pay cash for your new vehicle, make sure you know what the actual price is and the price you are receiving for your tradein.  If it doesn't sound fair, walk away.  There is always another dealership three blocks away.  Turn the whole transaction into a game that you are there to win!

If you need help with some of the homework or haggling, Seniors Helping Seniors could help you out.  Just give us a call or email us.  Our phone number is 623-748-9854.  You can email us at:  shspeoria@gmail.com.