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How to Buy a New Car

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Are you looking for a new car for your trips around San Diego? Buying a new car may seem exciting, but if you’ve had poor dealership experiences in the past, you may be feeling frustrated and aren’t sure where to begin. The following tips from Mercedes-Benz of Escondido will help you decide when to buy a new car, as well as how to navigate the process. Read on to learn more about how to buy a new car the smart way!

When to Buy a New Car

Is it time for you to purchase a new ride? If any of the following resonates with you, we can help you find a new Mercedes-Benz that meets your needs:

  • Repair Costs Are Too High: Are you consistently paying for expensive repairs? If you’re paying more per year to maintain your current car than you would for a new one, it may be time to consider moving onto a new vehicle.
  • You Feel Unsafe Behind the Wheel: You and your family deserve a safe vehicle. If you’re questioning the safety of your car, consider upgrading to a safer vehicle for the benefit of you, your loved ones, and others on the road.
  • Your Needs Have Changed: Maybe you were single when you first bought your vehicle, but now you have a growing family and your needs have changed? You may want to trade-in your current car for an SUV like the GLA or GLE!

How to Find the Vehicle That’s Right for You

Now’s the right time to buy a car. So, where do you go from here? First, you’ll want to decide on a price range that works for you and shop within that budget. Our finance team can help you create a budget and payment plan that makes sense for your lifestyle. After you’ve set your budget, take the following steps to find your ideal vehicle:

  1. Refine your search. Think about what you need from a new vehicle in terms of performance, fuel-efficiency, cargo capacity, etc. Then, create a list of models that fit those criteria.
  2. Research price quotes on your chosen models at local dealerships. Also, be sure to investigate how much other shoppers have paid.
  3. Choose your top three vehicles, then delve deeper into safety ratings, maintenance costs, lifespan, and overall reliability. If you can, test drive one or all three models to make your decision easier.
  4. Make your final decision, based on the research you’ve done and the test drives you’ve taken.
  5. Consider any upcoming sales, such as Black Friday or Labor Day, that might make your purchase more cost-effective. When you’re ready, head to Mercedes-Benz of Escondido to complete the purchase.

Shop for a New Luxury Car at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido!

You’ll find a variety of luxury cars for sale at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido, including the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, C-Class, GLE, and AMG® models. Contact us to ask about a certain model or give us a call at (760) 233-5170. For more tips on how to buy a new car, or on how to buy a car in another state, be sure to review our finance and insurance information hub!

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