Buying a new or used Honda is a process that requires planning and patience. With the help of the following tips, you’ll be more than capable of choosing the right vehicle for you, and one that you will be happy with for years to come.
Consider Your Needs
It’s a good idea to think about what type of car fits your lifestyle. If you love the outdoors, and you need lots of room for people, check out one of Honda’s crossovers or SUVs (like the Pilot). If you do mainly city driving, consider buying one of Honda’s hybrid vehicles as a great way to save money on fuel and reduce your trips to the pump (like the Civic hybrid).
Set a Budget
Creating a car budget is necessary if you want to avoid spending too much money on a Honda and getting behind on payments. Experts suggest that 20% of your gross monthly wages is a good upper limit for how much money you should spend on a car payment.
Consider New vs. Used
Although new models are incredibly affordable, a great way to save even more money on a when shopping for a car is to consider buying used. If you’re looking for a high-quality used Honda, check out Brown’s variety of Honda Certified Used Cars. These cars are carefully inspected and reconditioned before being sold, and also come with a seven-year/100,000-mile extended powertrain warranty (and four-year/48,000-mile extended basic warranty from the date of original new-car purchase).
Go For a Test Drive
The last step in the car-buying process is to take the Hondas you are interested in for a drive. Be sure that you spend some time in the passenger seat getting acquainted with the controls, since this is something that you won’t want to be doing when you’re behind the wheel of the car. Also, be sure to take it out on a variety of roads to test the car’s visibility, handling, power, and braking ability.
To have a look at a great selection of new and used Hondas, head over to Brown’s Arlington Honda. Visit our website to browse our dealership’s inventory, and call us at (703) 522-8808 for more information.