Making The Big Decision
Once you're satisfied with the shopping and research that you've done and you've narrowed down your choices to the final few, it's time to make the big decision: which car is the right one for you?
Making the decision can be tough. Real tough. At this point, you've probably heard and read a lot of conflicting opinions. The salesman tells you that this car has more horsepower but a friend tells you that this other car is more reliable but a magazine tells you that the other one is "Car of the Year". It's enough to drive you crazy.
So how do you choose the right car?
First, forget what the salesmen say. Then forget what your friends say, what the magazines say and what the so-called experts say. Sure, all of the research and opinion-gathering is important. That's why you did it. But in the final analysis, you shouldn't buy a car simply because a particular magazine likes it or because your Aunt Gladys thinks it's so cute.
Remember, this is going to be your car. What really matters is which one you like. So the answer to the big question is this:
The car that's right for you is the one that fits your needs and your budget -- and feels right.That advice may sound over-simplistic, but it's really quite true. You can go bonkers trying to analytically figure out which car to buy. As a matter of fact, if you try hard enough, you can probably make a good argument for buying almost any car. So don't over-analyze this. Simply take into account all of the things that you've learned so far, then find a quiet place and a quiet time and let your intuition be your guide.
If you have trouble arriving at the decision, set it aside for a while. Take your time. You may find that it takes some time before you feel comfortable making the decision. Whatever the case, if you go with what your heart says, you can bet it'll be the right choice. So relax and follow your intuition. You'll save yourself a lot of stress.
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