Buying your first vehicle is indeed interesting and when you are about to make the investment, it is important that you think long and hard because it is important that you not only buy a vehicle which suits your needs but also that you buy a vehicle that suits your budget. If you simply want to buy a vehicle that would get you from A to B and will help you to ditch stressful public transport, you will not need to get anything fancy. You can buy a cheap, second hand vehicle and this will suit your needs perfectly. You can even upgrade the vehicle slowly with time as you have the money.
Calculate your costs
It is important that you first find out how much money you can afford and also how much your budget is for the vehicle. If you are buying the car outright, you will not have much of a problem but if you are going to buy it on an instalment basis, there will be quite a lot that you will have to think about before you make a commitment to the car or vehicle. You will also need to pay a mechanic to check the car for you to make sure that it is still in usable condition and that it is safe for you to drive on the roads.
In most cases, you will have to have a car servicing done when you first buy the car so that the car can be brought up to standard and checked for any damages. This will also be part of the costs that you will have to incur and therefore, it will need to be calculated in to your initial costs.You might have a dream car in mind that you want to own but on closer inspection of costs, you might realize that you will not be able to afford your dream car at the beginning but you can potentially upgrade to a better car in the future if you commit to it. Make sure that you have enough money to pay off at least twenty percent of the cars value when you are buying it to make sure that you do not end up paying more than the actual value of the car. It might even be a good idea to get a valuing agent and an investment consultant involved to make sure you do not pay too much money. Make sure that you are able to finish paying your installments for the car within two years of paying the deposit.