Purchasing a new vehicle has always been something that many people consider to be a negative experience. Owning a new car is fun, but the process to get there is not always exciting. By following the tips in this article, you can take the misery out of car shopping and turn it into a more enjoyable experience.
When shopping for a car, it’s important that you are aware of your needs beforehand. You need to know your budget. How large is your family? Is MPG important? Do you want a sedan or minivan? Write down the features you want to avoid forgetting any.
AHMEDABAD: Twenty nine-year-old Satyender Shekhavat, son of retired army Major from Jaipur, was arrested by Sola police officials for stealing luxury cars from the city. “Apart from other vehicles, Shekhavat had stolen a Mercedes E-250 from near a showroom on SG Road on April 18 this year. We have recovered the vehicle,” said Sola police officials.
Textile merchant Mahesh Bajaj had given his car for service at a service station on SG Highway. “After service it was parked outside the showroom with its keys in the ignition socket. Shekhavat drove away the car from there,” said a police official.
It came to light during interrogation of the accused that he worked for one Raju Chaudhary, who is a history-sheeter in Ratlam. “Chaudhary had asked Shekhavat to steal 15 more luxury cars from the city including Jagaur, Land Rover and Fortuner,” said Sola police officials. Police said that earlier Shekavat had stolen seven cars from Sarkhej area including a BMW, XUV and an Innova. “As Shekhavat had already sold off these cars, we started the process of recovering them,” added Sola police officials. Police said that Shekhavat had done his BBA from Pune and was working with a private firm in Nasik. There he used to arrange cars for tourists. However, when Shekhavat’s father Sanjay Singh went missing, he had to return to Jaipur. “In Jaipur, Shekahavat stole a Mercedes car and started running it as taxi,” said a Sola police official.
Do not let a salesperson sell you a vehicle you can’t honestly afford. A lot of people purchase a sports car solely because the dealer talked them into it. Remember that the salesman wants his commission!
You want to make sure you’ve secured an automobile loan before going into the dealership. You might get a better deal from them. If you have a loan when walking in, it will make the process quicker.
Do some online window shopping ahead of time. You shouldn’t visit the dealership until you know precisely which make and model you desire. Research online before settling on any final decisions.
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If you are buying a car from a dealer have your mechanic look for it. If the dealer won’t let you do this, look elsewhere. A great mechanic gives an impartial view about any car problems, such as whether the car was wrecked or was flooded.
CHENNAI: Car showrooms sell cars, right? Well not quite if the models on display happen to be high-end luxury on wheels. Top luxe car brands in India are wooing their customers with out-of-the-box “retail experiences”. That includes offering five-star dinners at the showroom, turning the dealership cafe into a swish lounge, offering sight, sound, smell, touch experiences to the customer to create a feeling of luxury, art exhibitions, wine tasting… the whole nine yards. Luxury car marketers say this helps build a long-term relationship with the customer to ensure that future buys remain strictly within the brand. Auto experts say this is the top-end version of the basic service-and-handholding that mass market car dealerships offer its customers. As luxury car retail takes off in India, marketers and dealers are looking to offer ‘luxury experiences’ apart from service and sales to attract and retain customers, both present and future.
Don’t expect to be in and out of the dealership. You do not have to be rushed and go for a deal that is not good. Therefore, you should set aside a full afternoon to do your car shopping. If for some reason you need to leave the dealership before you are ready, don’t panic. It is best to come back when you have more time.
Make sure that the car you purchase has been inspected fully. Be sure you can trust the mechanic. Don’t use a dealer mechanic. The mechanic should tell you whether it can be driven and if it’s a good enough deal for the price.
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Speaking to the media at the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class range in Melbourne yesterday, the companyâs senior manager of corporate communications, David McCarthy, re-affirmed the German brandâs opposition to the tax.
âOne of the great things about this [C-Class] pricing is that none of the standard cars are subject to the ludicrous luxury car tax.â McCarthy said.