When it comes to choosing a new car, it can sometimes be quite difficult, especially if you don’t have much knowledge about it. It can be really tricky if the salesman is just looking to make a buck and will sell you anything available. So, how do you really know that the car that you bought is money well spent? Well, luxurious car private collectors The Satin Crew have shared 5 tips in order to help you find your ideal car.
The Satin Crew is a company that is based in Germany and is run by a father and son, who are called Marco and Alexander. They are private collectors to some of the most luxurious brands such as Audi and Porsche and are known to share their collection with the whole world online. They have a high expertise and knowledge about cars, from the interior to the mechanics to the exterior design. The company was founded in 2019, but has sprouted into a successful one, with a huge follower fan base online.
Assess your needs
Marco advises that, “Buying a car is a huge commitment and there is a lot of money that needs to be invested into the right car. It is important to first understand the potential of the car and whether you really need it or not. Are you a big family and you need something with extra space? Are you a first time beginner that needs something easy to ride? What style of driving do you do? Will this car be contributed towards a hobby of yours, or a daily necessity?”
What’s your budget?
Alexander advises that, “It is important to understand your budget and how much you can actually spend. Are you looking to pay it all in one go, or would you prefer the flexibility to pay monthly? It is best to set yourself to a realistic budget and understand that there may be additional costs such as interest fees or insurance.”
The dynamic duo also believe that having ownership to a car is a long term commitment that will come up with additional costs no matter what. They believe that this should be considered as part of the budget, in order for the potential car owner to be able to balance out all costs around this new vehicle.
Will you lease it or buy it?
Marco explains that, “If you lease the car, you have more options to luxurious cars.You can also look into leasing a car with the most recent technology, plus there is usually a warranty on the cars that you lease and a hassle free trade in. However, if you choose to buy a car, you have to set yourself a budget, but you are the owner which means that if you wish to sell it in the future you can. It also means that you can customize your car and there’s the likelihood that costs will be minimal.”
They also believe that buying a car offers more flexibility by having ownership, but there is also greater responsibility no matter which option they choose for. They believe that car owners should be realistic about their financial situation, so that they don’t suffer any obstacles or unfortunate financial consequences.
Which class are you going for?
Alexander explains that, “No matter what brand you choose, they always have the same car in different classes. Each class is a different type of vehicle such as a sports car or SUV and offers different features such as horsepower. It is best to do extensive research by going to showrooms and checking out the brand’s website for more information. That way, you can narrow down the best class and type of car for you.”
Look for cars on sale
Marco advises that, “Even though it’s great to make a purchase right away, sometimes you can try to negotiate for a price or you can even find a good sale if you keep on shopping around. Before you settle down on the first deal that you make, be sure that you haven’t lost out on any potential offers from elsewhere.”