The Car to Buy: The Vehicle That Fits Your Area and Lifestyle
Vehicles are machines with lots of moving parts and breakable components. When you buy one, spending on maintenance, insurance, and repairs is part of the deal. Like gearheads always say, if you don’t want your car to break, don’t use it. Even if you don’t use a car, though, it will still break. The right advice would be to not buy a vehicle at all. But you should be so lucky; cars are a necessity in most owners’ lives, not a luxury.
Here is some advice on what type of vehicle to buy based on where you are and what you use it for. With any luck, the right choice of vehicle will help you save on repairs and keep your car longer.
For mostly city driving
For city driving, such as when you live a couple of blocks from where you work, it’s wise to buy a car that’s fuel efficient, easy to park and not a problem to maintain. For such a short drive, you don’t really need the speed. A small car is good choice. For example, a Chevy Malibu or a Toyota Corolla can get the job done. Want a little more room and more fuel efficiency? Toyota Prius is still the standard. In recent years, however, the most practical car to own has been the Chevy Spark. It’s quick enough, fuel efficient, and of course lovely to look at.
For driving off-road
If you live on a farm or something that resembles it, and you have to haul some things now and then, a car won’t last. You need a pickup truck. A used Chevrolet Silverado in Indianapolis is a good buy, especially when you add some long highway driving into the mix. If you don’t have to carry spools of wire or anything of the sort, an SUV is tops, especially if you have a big family. Consider a Chevy Suburban or Tahoe.
If you’re at the top of the food chain, of course your ride should reflect that. A BMW 5 series is a good choice. If you want to go local, how about going all out with a Camaro or Corvette? These are perfect for long drives, especially if you value speed, looks, and performance.