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4 Things to Consider Before Buying Your Next Car

Last updated 6 years ago

Buying a new or used car is never as simple as going to a Buick GMC dealership and looking at their deals.  There is a lot of research involved in buying a car if you want to get the best deal.


1.      Finances

Buying something that is too costly to maintain is much easier to do than most people realize.  A common way to do this is to take a loan over an extended period of time.  Know the numbers.  This includes the trade-in value of your current car, the True Market Value (TMV) of your next Buick or GMC, and a payment calculator to avoid overextending your budget.


2.      Comparisons

Once you are aware of your finances, narrow down your selections by researching car ratings.  There are several ways you can go about this, but you might find it helpful to start with reviews of the new 2011 Buick line and working your way downwards.


3.      Wants/Needs

Knowing how much horsepower you want in a car can be a helpful starting point, but don’t let it blind you to choices that may better suit your needs.  Usually, Hyundai and other dealers offer a whole selection of cars within a certain line with several trims and options to meet both.  Ideally, try and establish a common set of criteria that you want for all your choices such as fuel efficiency, two/four-wheel drive, and the like.


4.      New/Used

After compiling a selection of possible vehicles, learn what kinds of incentives and rebates are available.  Your Buick GMC dealer can help you with this, but knowing the pros and cons between your choices before committing can prevent you from some last minute waffling.

At Don Bohn Buick GMC, we have the best Buick GMC offers and service in Harvey, LA.

Call (504)708-4676 or contact us today to schedule your visit.


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