(Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 02:17AM by Laurel Steele)
It’s easy to envision ourselves behind the wheel of a convertible, taking hairpin curves with aplomb, but it’s usually not the most practical option. When deciding on a used car, it’s important to find a vehicle that will meet your needs and lifestyle. If you’re an international man of mystery, by all means, opt for the pre-owned Ford Mustang. But if you’ve got a family of five or a growing business, there are better options for you.
First, ask yourself how many people you carry on an average day. This will help determine the size of the vehicle that’s right for you. A larger family usually mean a larger car, while a single commuter may prefer a compact car. What about cargo space? If you find that you’re often going camping, shopping, or moving goods for your business, you may consider a pickup truck or a van.
An Edmunds article says to consider the driving conditions you face, not just on a daily basis, but year-round. Icy winters, unpaved roads, or steep hills are all things to keep in mind when choosing a used vehicle. You may want to opt for a car with all-wheel drive or a hefty engine. People with longer commutes will want to consider cars with great fuel economy. Sedans and hatchbacks are both great options. If you want to be environmentally friendly, try out a hybrid or electric vehicle, which also provide exceptional mileage.
Do you still need a little help deciding? Visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and we’ll help you find the right used car for you. You can browse our extensive inventory of pre-owned vehicles online and take any of them for a test drive at our dealership.