Keeping up to speed with your favourite celebrity’s car choices can be tough, keeping up with the same car as them? Near impossible. Not all of us, unfortunatly, have the kind of money that the super celebrities out there have to spend on cars. Luckily for us, several celebrities have decided to be kind to the average joe’s wallet.
Take Daniel Radcliffe, with an astonishing multi-million dollar bank account at the age of 18, he goes out and buys a 2007 Fiat Punto, faith in having the same car as your favorite potter film actor? Restored. If Mr Radcliffe isn’t your favorite actor, or the famous Harry Potter series is just a meager fantasy flick, then take a look at Zach Efron, the cool kid actor from High School Musical, yet he still goes around in a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero.
So how do you go about buying these cars, but, without over spending, or getting tricked out of some of that hard earned money of yours?
Always be sure to know your own budget, making sure that you know your own limits is critical to any big spending project, and buying a car is no different. Thorough research, good knowledge on your needs and cars that you are contemplating can help get a solid budget.
Using credit can be appealing to reach out and get that dream car you want, which is just outside of your budget, be sure to triple check the details of the credit, to ensure that you are not going to end up paying an extortionate rate. Many dealerships such as Earnhardt car dealer Phoenix will offer decent and reliable credit possibilities, so that dream car you have always wanted can become a reality.
Whilst researching to confirm your budget, you should also put plenty of research into the car you wish to buy, making sure that you are not over spending for a car that will not stand up to all your needs and wants is, obviously, undesirable. When conducting your research, check out the little details, such as the estimated miles per galleon (MPG) of the car you want, the amount of space in the back passenger seats, engine reliability, what fuel does it take? Will it be cheap or expensive to fill up the fuel tank?
All of these questions will come into play when you get to physically see the car in question, with a background knowledge, you can also remain confident that the details provided to you by the seller are correct, if the details match your research. If they do not, you may be dealing with an in-experienced seller, or even worse, an unreliable dealership.
Once you are with the car, always ask to go on a test drive, this will enable you to check the gear box for slow, grippy or otherwise faulty transmissions, the clutch for slow response or increased pressure needed and also the chance to hear the engine first hand, whilst a lot of engines sound different, a faulty engine has quite the ambient sound to it.
As we reach the end of the first quarter of 2013, several cars are being pointed out by reviewers as the “2013 10 Best Cars“, this information is written by professionals, and has been analyzed by experts to offer their opinions of the top cars for 2013. I would highly recommend checking it out, to grab some ideas for the type of car you wish to purchase.
With all these hints and warnings, with a little bit of luck, and a lot of research, you can share the same car, as your favourite actor, so long as you can match the budget!
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