If you've been following me on social media for a while, you will know that I've been crazily researching and test driving cars in a quest to find the perfect small SUV for me. After a decade with my 'Shifty Swifty' (Suzuki Swift) it was just time for an upgrade.
I expected this process to be extremely quick and simple. I thought it would take me MAX 2 weeks. Nope. Wrong. It took four months.
During these four months I learned so much valuable information that I thought you may find helpful too, if you happen to be looking for a new car yourself. It can be such a confusing process, and when it's such a large purchase - the second biggest of your life, so they say - I think it's important to try and get it right.
To make things really easy, I've created a checklist so you can simply compare each and every aspect of the cars you are considering, in an organized manner. You can download my checklist HERE. You can print it off and use it yourself. Add to it if you like, cross anything out that isn't relevant or even create your own. I just found this to be a really helpful guide, and creating this was really the beginning of the end of my long search.
To help you through this process even more, I filmed a video for 9 Honey Youwhich includes FIVE questions you should ask before purchasing a car. These are all of things I considered before making my purchase, and you can check that article out HERE.
And in case you haven't seen it, my latest video on YouTube is a chatty one, talking through my entire (just about) car experience, what I learnt along the way, and I also show you the car I chose and why I chose that particular car.
This is my extremely honest opinion and advice I've gathered from my personal experience, and it would've saved me a lot of time if I could have just clicked a link, like this one, and learnt all of this from my phone or laptop. Please do your own research to make sure you are comfortable with the car you are buying and the deal you are getting.
I truly hope you found all of this information helpful, and GOOD LUCK if you're buying a new car. I'd love to hear about your experience and whether this proved to be helpful to you.
A very honest review of my car buying experience.
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