posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 07:22 PM
reply to post by Amelie
First: Determine how much money you have to spend on a car. If you have a couple hundred bucks or a couple thousand - this will make the difference in
the type of car you buy (New or Used). Shop Around and compare cars.
Second: Does the potential car get you from Point A to point B - Test drive it. See how it feels. Ask about the required checkups (and documentation
proving that the car has had all the necessary tune-ups done to it. That way you don't spend a bunch of money on a car thats just going to cost you
more money in the end because the seller lied to you.) Find out fuel efficiency (trust me, this will save you some cash in the end).
Third: Determine how much you're insurance will be (you can do this by calling your insurance company I think. Thats what I did and they gave me an
Fourth: If you like the car, you buy it, and get temporary insurance on it so you can drive it to your insurance broker and put the plates on.
I bought mine in a city away from home, I had someone drive me to the closest insurance agency where I had temporary insurance put on (i don't know
if you can only do day insurance - I'm pretty sure thats what I had - so you'll have to check into that), I drove it home to my town, and the next
day I had my car put under my insurance and the plates put on the car.
Just a couple of suggestions.
[edit on 1/20/2009 by CA_Orot]