While some college students don’t need a car on campus, Imani goes to a school that is pretty isolated, and she needs a car to help her get around and help her enjoy some other activities. What car should she buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. Do you want us to help you find a car? Submit your story on our form.) Here is the scenario: I go to a college in a very remote rural area. As such, everything is spaced out to the point where walking anywhere requires an extensive evaluation of my schedule to determine if I have time to get groceries or make it to class before it ends because I overslept. In addition to that, the city that I come from is about five hours away, so holiday breaks are always a hassle because I don’t know how I’m going to get home since I don’t have a car and I can’t afford to pay for a $100 bus ticket every break. I want this car to be fuel efficient, have … [Read more...] about I Go To College In The Middle Of Nowhere! What Car Should I Buy?
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Most people buy cars with as little amount of hassle and wait as possible. They drive to the closest dealer lot, pick out a blue one, sign some papers and off they go. How else would you explain someone buying a Mitsubishi Outlander? However, some people like to take their time, have some lunch while they think about what sort of car they’d like and then they take to the interwebs to find the right one. Even those internet-scouring folks, more often than not, won’t leave a certain radius from their home to find their car. However, maybe they should. When you search further outside of your typical radius, a few things can happen; you can drastically increase the amount of great cars you’ll find, increasing your chances to find our perfect car, and you can also find significantly better prices. Many different states are a lot cheaper than others. For instance, I live in New Jersey where cars are very expensive but searching for cars in Pennsylvania can field much … [Read more...] about Why you might want to buy a car out of state and have it shipped
Andrea owned and loved one of the most polarizing cars ever made, the Pontiac Aztek. She ran that car to 350,000 miles and had to part with it. Now she is on the hunt for something with the same kind of “charm.” What car should she buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. Do you want us to help you find a car? Submit your story on our form.) Here is the scenario: I’m in need of a car. And I don’t have a clue where to start. My last cars were a 2001 Saleen Mustang convertible, a modded 2000 Mustang convertible GT, a 2012 BMW X3, and the total love of my life a 2003 Pontiac Aztek. I now drive a 2013 genesis. I keep my cars forever, killed the Aztek at 350k, the GT was destroyed by a Lexus SUV driving over my front end, the BMW I lost in a divorce, and the Saleen went to a friend when I moved. I just sold my Saleen. And the Aztek has been gone for almost two years. What I need: something as kind of … [Read more...] about I Miss My Crazy But Practical Pontiac Aztek! What Car Should I Buy?
Megan is a full-time college student in Oregon who needs a new ride. All the rational people want her to get a Honda or Toyota, but she needs something quirky and different. What car should she buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. Do you want us to help you find a car? Submit your story on our form.) Here is the scenario - I am a full-time college student that needs a car for around town and going on many weekend trips for my research. My family wants me to get a Camry or Honda Civic for their reliability and affordability, but I want something that is more unique. I love quirky old cars, but I live on my own, so I need it to be very reliable. Also, I live in Oregon so it should be able to stand up to the wet conditions. This car needs to be fun to drive and good on gas. While I want something different, I don’t really know how to fix cars so it can’t be too difficult to keep on the road. I like small … [Read more...] about I’m A College Kid Looking For Something Quirky But Reliable! What Car Should I Buy?
One of the most misunderstood aspects of car finance is how you can end your agreement early if you need to. We have previously explained the ins and outs of settling a PCP early. Today we will look at a consumer right that is built into every regulated personal contract purchase (PCP) and hire purchase (HP) car finance agreement – your right to voluntary termination (VT). Voluntary termination of a PCP or HP is the legal right of a borrower (you) to cancel your finance agreement early and walk away in certain circumstances. Car finance companies don’t like it, plus it is usually explained poorly (or not at all) by dealers. Luckily for you, The Car Expert is here to help! Often people’s circumstances can change over the course of a car finance agreement: They can lose their jobs Personal circumstances can change Unforeseen factors might make it difficult to keep up with their monthly car payments Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible … [Read more...] about Voluntary termination of a PCP or HP