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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Knowledge is Power When Car Shopping

Buying a new or used car is usually a complicated situation. There are many elements to think about before making that final purchase–such as loans, payment plans, interest rates, car prices, features, warranties, this list goes on and on. Although there’s no fool-proof plan to scoring the deal of a life time, there are tips and techniques to the car buying process that may save you time, money and stress. When it comes to buying a car, the more research you do, the better your chances are of finding a great deal.

Not all dealers are made the same; some are trained to smooth talk their way into your wallet, while others have a more honest, reason-based approach. Keep in mind that your goal for that next car should be as fair and economically savvy as possible. With that said, you’re always in good hands at your next visit with a car dealer in New Jersey when it’s at 1800 Auto Land in Springfield. Whether you choose 1800 Auto Land for your next new or used car, or you take your chances at any other dealership, we’ve narrowed down 3 important tips to be aware of when your car buying process begins…
      1)  Knowledge is power. If a dealer tells you that a certain bit of information “cannot be obtained or revealed,” they’re probably not being honest with you. Every piece of information about your car of interest is made available to the dealer. Except for personal service information of the previous owner, the dealer can in fact reveal almost everything about the car, including invoice price, holdback, and if they performed the services, even the money spent on repairs is available as well. Just remember, you won’t be spared any important details when you shop at Auto Land for your next great vehicle.

If the car won’t appreciate over time, LEASE. Don’t fall into the pitfall of making massive payments on a car that in a few good years won’t be worth a penny. Leasing is the best way to keep your payments low, and allows you the ability to trade in for a new car after a few years. Standard maintenance fees are typically included in the leasing costs as well. You’ll win in the long run if you’re patient enough to lease when appropriate, and wait to buy when the car is worth the investment. Auto Land has the best purchase and leasing deals available, no matter which route you choose to take.

      3)   If it seems too good to be true… If you’re instincts are telling you a beautiful BMW with only 40,000 miles can’t possibly be this affordable…you’re probably right. There’s a huge difference between a cheap car and an inexpensive car. Never act before properly investigating the vehicle yourself. Always ask as many questions you can think of, gather as much information on the car’s history as possible, and remember: all that glitters isn’t gold. Fortunately, you can guarantee to find the widest selection of attractive yet valuable vehicles when shopping at Auto Land for your next car.

There’s Nothing Like a Toyota

There’s nothing like America’s favorite family-friendly, safe yet savvy car—the Toyota. From sedans to hybrids to SUVS and trucks, its Toyota related to the widest variety of models to make almost everybody happy look for a new car. Toyota’s are not only noteworthy and familiar, but efficient and reliable as well. They are an iconic figure for automobiles, with impressive features that range from heated seats to Bluetooth and navigation as well, Toyota’s are almost guaranteed to have what you need always.

At New Jersey’s hottest car dealership, Route 22 Toyota has the widest range of Toyota’s to meet all of your needs. We’ve listed below the top 5 Toyotas for you to narrow down when you’re out shopping for your next great used vehicle…

1 Prius: An EPA-estimated 51 MPG city and 48 MPG highway, 50 MPG combined, according to Toyota, makes the Toyota Prius a top choice for consumers who want an efficient vehicle. There are four different Prius models from which to choose, including the Prius, which was the first available model in the Prius lineup. The compact Prius C follows, along with the larger Prius V and the Plug-In, which gets an EPA-estimated 95 MPGe, according to the official Toyota website.

2 Corolla: The Corolla sports a compact design while still maintaining comfort. This vehicle reasonably seats five passengers with loads of trunk storage space. It’s the perfect car for cruising whether in the city or suburbs, with various models to choose from such as the L, LE, LE ECO, and S.

3 Camry: The Camry has plenty of room to sit five adults, with plenty of room in the front, back and lots of trunk space. Largely considered the family car, according to Toyota, each gasoline powered model gets around 35 MPG highway, with the hybrid getting 40 MPG. The Toyota Camry model consists of the L, the XLE, the LE, the SE, and several Hybrid versions.

4 The Rav4: The Rav4 is the smallest SUV in the Toyota lineup, but it has plenty of space to comfortably fit up to five adults. There is also a spacious trunk that allows for bikes, luggage, supplies, and other larger items. There are three models from which to choose: the LE, XLE, and Limited. On newer cars, standard features include ECO/Sport modes, all-wheel drive on demand, and a backup camera.

5 The Tundra: The Tundra is a full-sized luxury truck with the capacity to seat up to five adults with plenty of space for hauling large equipment and supplies. There are five models of the Tundra available, ranging from the base model SR to the 1794 edition. Then there is the SR5, Limited, and Platinum that make up the other options.

Find Your Perfect Match

Buying a used car can be an exciting new experience. Who doesn’t love hitting the road in a new vehicle purchase that you love? Despite the fun and excitement that comes along with getting a car, there are some tools of the trade that may benefit you next time you head off with your checkbook. Whether you’re heading to the dealership or buying from a private seller, arming yourself with knowledge and resources will help you make the most informed decision. Here are five things we recommend doing before buying that new used car…

1 Decide what you want and research it. Buying a used car can be a smart financial move, but making an impulse buy could mean you end up with a lemon. It’s a good idea to plan out on paper what you are exactly looking for in the car. For instance, how many seats does it have? Mid-size, SUV or two door? Which features are a must? That way, you can keep your options narrowed down and your decision less complicated.

2 Set your budget. Nobody but you should be in control of your budget and is flexibility. Don’t compromise too easily on price just to get the car you want. Decide on a price range before you enter into sale negotiations that way you can better your chances of ending up with a price you’re comfortable with. Also, don’t reveal your budget range until after the dealer or seller makes the first offer—always maintain the upper hand in the negotiations.

3 Run a Carfax report. Carfax reports give you the appropriate information you need for the car of your choice, i.e. accident history and other questionable events in the car’s life.  Some dealers may run the reports for you, others such as private sellers, may not. Run the reports yourself if the dealer or seller are otherwise unable to.

4 Do a test drive. The most imperative part of the entire used car buying process is this one—the test drive. It is essential to see for yourself how the car actually drives, and it is important to test the driving capabilities in a variety of settings. Drive on the highway, downhill, slicks roads, etc. If something does not seem right, trust your gut and go for something different!

5 Don’t be afraid to walk away. Never walk into the sale with your heart set on purchasing the car in that moment—never be too eager to buy or you can wind up in a position to purchase something you’re not truly comfortable with. Never settle—it’s never worth problems down the road, so don’t be afraid to walk away and looking for something else. Don’t stop until you find the perfect car for you! And you can find that perfect car for you at 1800 Auto Land, the best used car dealers in New Jersey.


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