Now, one of my aims for my 30 before 30 list is to learn to drive and buy a car (post for that coming soon). Buying a car I always wanted a tiny little fiat or mini. Now, that seems very unrealistic. Having 3 doors getting the buggy and shopping in. Fitting the car seat in for Lily. So much has now effected how I will purchase a car. Below are a few tips on how I’m going to be looking for a car as a Mum.
This is so important, if you have a car in mind or have found one you like the look of, research it. Make sure it is 100% safe child friendly and all that jazz. You can research in car magazine, with friends or online. Cars.com is a really good site for researching to make sure the car is right for you and all of your needs.
If you have a friend or family member that is a bit more car savvy take them with you. I will probably take my brother or future father in law. They will know what to look out for and make sure you aren’t getting ripped off.
If you are getting a car on finance or going to be paying in a lump sum, make sure you have worked it into your budget. Make sure you give yourself enough wiggle room and don’t stretch your finances too thin. You have a child and now a car, anything can happen which could throw a bit expense in your face without you realising.
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Now at the moment I don’t drive, but I assume it is like anything in life. We British love to try before be buy, food samples, beauty samples and clothes. You don’t want to agree to buy a car then realise you aren’t comfortable driving it or it just isn’t right for you.
You need to make sure it fits your lifestyle. Like I said before, I always wanted a little car but it seem unsuitable to my life now. Are you wanting to have more kids in the future? Might be worth getting a bigger car? Are you going to be going off track and explore the world? Get a car to suit that. You don’t want to buy a convertible because it looks good then end up having children but you only have two seats.
What are your tips for buying a car? It might help me when I get to that point? Let me know in the comments below.