Buying a car online - A guide


Comparing top choices for cars

Buying a Car in the 21st Century
Choosing the right car for you
Choosing the Right Technology
Comparing your Top Choices for cars
Making the Final Decision for cars
Research about your dream car
How to gather Anecdotal Information
Choice reevaluation for cars
How to do test drive
Now Ready to Buy
Your Trade In
To buy Dream Car Online
How to make the system Work for You
To get the Best Financing
Car Warranties
Car Insurance
Checklist for cars
What to do after dream car purchase
Considerations for used cars
How to sell old car




Once you have five cars picked out go to any one (or as many as you'd like to use) of the Car Comparison Tools listed on our Car Comparison Tools page.


Obviously you will first compare characteristics displayed (i.e. cost, features, fuel economy) to assess each car’s suitability. But if you are having trouble choosing between similar cars try this exercise – on a piece of paper list your top five wants in a car and your top five ‘don’t wants’ (an example is below). Then use this list to score each car on your top five list. This may help you choose between very similarly equipped cars.



Don’t Wants

Fuel economy > 27 mpg

Wheelbase greater than 120”

Side airbags

Cargo volume < 11 cubic feet

Manual transmission version available

Trunk mounted CD player

Sunroof option available

Total weight of more than 2,300 lbs

Available in mustard yellow

Maximum front leg room of < 40 inches



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