With hundreds of nameplates and dozens of manufacturers, for most new car shoppers the whole process can be like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – exhausting. But purchasing a new ride doesn’t have to be an exercise in futility. As the old saying goes, knowledge is power.
If you’re tired of your old car, are in the market for a new pickup or just want a helping hand choosing a sensible hatchback, the AutoGuide editors are at your service. In honor of you, our loyal audience, we’re starting a new weekly advice column to guide you to the perfect vehicle. We’ll cut through the marketing noise and media chatter to deliver the best advice this side of a top-dollar defense attorney.
If you need a little help shopping for your next car just send a short message to ask@AutoGuide.com. Let us know basics of what you’re looking for. How many seats do you need? What size of car or truck do you want? What type of vehicle: SUV, crossover, sedan (mid-size or full-size), sports car or compact. How much are you willing to spend? Are there any killer features you have to have, things like a navigation system or Bluetooth connectivity? And what do you use it for, like driving the kids to school or commuting to the office. And is there a particular brand you’re enamored with, or one you’ve already sworn to avoid. With the basics out of the way we’ll get busy to come up with two or three must-see vehicles that you’ll have to put on your test-drive list.
The AutoGuide editorial team will also be sure to include info like safety ratings, reliability ratings and even insight into what sort of updates may be coming to a model in the near future.
Already have a short list of vehicles picked out? Send that over too.
Again, just send us a quick e-mail to ask@AutoGuide.com . We’ll select one email each week and answer it every Friday, so you’ll know exactly what dealership to visit on Saturday for a test drive.