What Car Should I Buy
September 4, 2020
So, you want to buy a new vehicle? And you want to find the perfect ride to fit your needs, budget and lifestyle?
In this article, we can help answer your most asked question – what car should I buy?
First things first, here are a few questions that you need to ponder before deciding to buy a new car.
- What is your budget?
Budget is one of the most important factors that you need to consider before buying a car. Before finding a car, you must define your budget. It may be difficult to arrive at the right budget especially when you’re looking at various options. But fear not, it is normal to go through this. Still, you need to figure out how much you are willing to spend without putting too much stress on your finances.
- Are you looking for specific features?
If you’re looking for specific features such as fuel efficiency, look, style, room for others, power and off-road usage, then you need to look at car ranges that have what you’re after while finding an excellent car salesman (like what we have a Westside Auto) will be able to assist you in narrowing your search.
The key points to remember: Look for features that meet your needs. Avoid extra features that are unnecessary. Take time to do more than one test drive to make sure that the car you end up with is the perfect fit for your needs.
- Does the car suit your lifestyle? When deciding this ask yourself the following questions
- Is the price in line with your budget?
- Are the necessary features that you need all present?
- Do you love the car?
- Will it fulfill your needs?
What type of car suits your lifestyle?
The SUV is targeted towards the family car market, mainly because of versatility, size, optimised fuel consumption and reliability. The small-sized SUV is one of the best options because it has the sturdiness of a 4×4 but the costs of a sedan, this makes it a great new car choice because of excellent maneuverability, reliability, power and strength suitable for off-road challenges.
The iconic Ute is one of Australia’s best selling vehicles. Amongst the lists of favourites are Mitsubishi Triton, Ford Rangers and the Toyota Hilux. Utes are very practical cars for on and off-road use and are ideal for carrying large and heavy loads. The good thing about modern utes is the accessories, toys and safety features they have which are very similar to luxury cars these days.
If you’re looking for something that guarantees a smooth ride – the sedan is a perfect choice. Sedans are “traditional cars.” It has six types: subcompact, compact, large/midsize, full size, mid-luxury/executive and full-size luxury/grand Sedan. They are easy to drive with low ground clearance and gravity – traditionally they’re safer than the truck or SUV.
The Wagon is an alternative to an SUV. The wagon may have faded to the background since the advent of SUV but nothing beats its class and style. The Skoda is amongst the most popular wagons in the market. Check it out!
Hatchbacks are the second most popular type of vehicle on the Australian market. There are various reasons why you should reconsider buying a hatchback. It is an affordable vehicle and can also provide more space than you think.
People movers are great for carrying more passengers that can fit in a sedan or wagon. It usually has seven or more seats (more room than an SUV). People movers are more comfortable, spacy which make it ideal for moving big families around. The Kia Carnival and Honda Odyssey are great examples.
The coupe is a sporting vehicle that is ideal for singles, couples and business executives – this type of vehicle also has a high amount of torque than the sedan counterparts making them fun to drive. Most coupes have two doors and four seats and there are also four-door coupes which are becoming a trend now.
Some of the popular options for coupe cars are the Ford Mustang and Toyota 86.
The convertible is associated with luxury. It is also an alternative to the coupe car but less practical. It has a sleek design perfect for summer road trips along the countryside. It also comes in different shapes and sizes with folding roofs which make it more attractive and unique.
The Ford Mustang convertible and the Mercedes Benz E Class convertible are amongst the top picks in the Australian market.
Commercial vehicles are focused on work duties and less suited for families. It can be anything from a ute to a light truck and van. Put simply, commercial vehicles can be used for anything – for a worksite, to camping, etc.
They are also cheap to run and maintain.
So, what car should you buy?
Which SUV should I buy?
There are plenty of choices for SUVs from luxury, hybrid to diesel options. They are larger and more practical depending on the category. If your budget is under 25k, the Ford Ecosport and Nissan Juke ST are a good choice.
Which Ute should I buy?
The dual-cab type is the most popular choice because it is ideal for work and family conditions. Consider the number of passengers and off-road ability when buying a ute. Some of the top picks in Australia are Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger.
Which sedan should I buy?
Sedans are grouped into small, medium and large. Small sedans are based on hatchbacks, medium sedans are a great family car and large sedans are marketed in the luxury space. Amongst the best sedans in Australia under 80k are Mercedes-Benz C Class and BMW 3 Series.
Which wagon should I buy?
Choices for brand and prices for wagons are limited due to import limitations. Hatchback based wagons are cheaper and the sedan based wagon is more expensive. Check out the Audi RS38 – one of the coolest cars on the market!
Which hatchback should I buy?
There are small and medium-sized hatchbacks. They vary in space, practicality and luxury. It is important to choose the best hatchback that meets your needs. Some great examples of hatchbacks with prices under 30k are the Mazda 3 Evolve, Ford Focus and Toyota Corolla SX.
The best people movers
People movers are the most practical solution for transporting seven or more people. Amongst the best people movers under 60k are Hyundai iMax, Volkswagen Multivan and LDVG10.
The best coupe
Technology, design, speed and quality makes the coupe one of the most desired cars in the market. Some of the top picks that are worth considering are Audi TT, Lexus RC and Nissan 37OZ. You can choose from a small, midsize and large convertible. Some of the best convertibles in Australia according to experts are the Audi S3, Audi A5 and BMW Z4.
The best commercial vehicle
The prices for commercial vehicles depends on the category and specific requirements that you’re after. The Ford Ranger, Nissan Navarra and Toyota Hiace are amongst the best finds in the market.
List of Top 3 Cars that are worth considering:
#1 Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3 is one of Elon Musk’s innovations. Model 3 is also one of the least expensive ways to experience the company’s inventions. As expected, it has a future-forward interior design with multiple battery configurations and incredible engine. It carries a battery under the floor resulting in a low centre of gravity which makes it easy to change direction. And one of its competitive rivals is the Polestar 2! It is an electric car with highly engineered features and excellent driving dynamics. Still, most clients choose the Tesla Model 3 car because it is cheaper to run, has faster recharging potential and more practical.
#2 Audi A5
Audi A5 is a small-sized luxury car with the first-rate interior, intuitive tech features and punchy power trains. The A5 is always on the list of best small luxury cars on the market. It may be more expensive compared to its competitors but it’s worth it.
So, which is better A4 or A5?
It’s tough to choose as both have premium interiors and relatively similar features. The A4 comes in a sedan while the A5 comes in coupe and hatchbacks. Also, the A5 has a more powerful engine.
#3 Ford Ranger Raptor
The Raptor is one of Ford’s newest breed of trucks in 2020. This ain’t no normal 4WD – it is a very special ute with notable engineering changes. Some of the engineering changes that make the Raptor special are 155mm increase in track width and wider suspension. Think of Raptor as an upgrade of 2019 Ranger WildTrak. It is taller, wider and heavier with better quality features. Amongst the competitors of Raptor are Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate 580, Toyota HiLux Rugged X and the incoming Mercedes 350d X-class.
Take time to find the car that you like and do not rush! So, have you decided which car to buy?
Let us know! Reach out to Westside Auto Wholesale for cars for sale in Western Australia!