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Most of us have done it. Over time we all decide that we need to replace our vehicle, or simply buy another one. But the reality is that it is far from simple. A good example was a test drive I took just this weekend. I was looking at two different cars both of which you would expect to fit me, my wife and three kids. however the reality was that the distance between the second and third row of seats on one of the cars was so small it was actually unusable for us. This is something that if we had researched before we looked, it would have been clear. Since it was simply a test drive of opportunity, rather then a hard push for a new car, we lost nothing but gained some valuable experience.
The truth is that a simple look at the cars.com website and some of their various vehicle reviews would have made it quite clear what the situation would be. Looking through the site today and I realized that there was a lot of things I had not really put a lot of thought into as far as thinking ahead. In fact our present method of searching for vehicles is to identify the ones we think are cool and then cross our fingers that they meet the criteria we want.
Here Are Some Great Questions To Ask About Your New Vehicle
Will it tow the trailer we want to buy. We don’t have the trailer yet but do we want to have to replace our vehicle to get our trailer. Do we want to think proactively and make sure we have the towing capacity.
What about seating, we have teenagers. And neither of them are short. They need to have enough foot room so they do not spend the whole trip cramped. Our youngest is still in a car seat and likely will be for a while because she is small. Does the seating configuration leave enough room for her car seat?
How does the vehicle handle in Ice and Snow. How reliable is it? Is it Fuel efficient.
There are hundreds of questions to ask yourself when you are planning for a new vehicle. It is very important to use a resource like Cars.com to make sure that your new vehicle is the best choice possible for your family.