For some people, buying a car can be an exciting and fun experience. For others, it can be somewhat traumatic. Either way, the more buying knowledge you have, the better off you are. But where should you begin? These days, the Internet provides a tremendous amount of information on purchasing a car. In fact, you can even buy one online without ever leaving your home. However, most buyers prefer to talk with a salesperson at a dealership. Before you begin visiting dealerships around town, give some serious thought to the kind of car that satisfies your needs. Are you a fun-loving single person with no children? Then a sports car might be right for you. Do you have an active family? Then a minivan, SUV (S-U-V) or station wagon might be best. No matter the lifestyle you enjoy, there's probably a car built just for you. The next step is to find out what you can afford. Check your finances and always figure in the added expense of gas, registration, and insurance. When you find a car that interests you, check the sticker price and take the car on a test drive. If it measures up, then do some comparison-shopping at various dealerships in the area. With a little knowledge and a lot of patience, you can find the perfect car at a reasonable price.
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