Your first car - with so many options and offers, it's easy to lose track. In this blog post, you'll find valuable tips to help you find the perfect car for your needs and lifestyle. And we'll tell you why the car subscription is particularly suitable for new drivers.
Congratulations! You've passed your driving exam and are now ready for your first car. A crucial decision, because you often remember your first car for the rest of your life. There are a few things you should pay attention to when choosing your car so that you will remember it fondly later on.
What do you need vs. what do you want?
Before you let yourself be seduced by shiny exteriors and horsepower, think about your needs. Do you need a car to drive to university or work, or are you planning road trips with friends?
Other points you should consider for your future car:
Size: in the city, smaller cars like a Fiat 500 are easier to manoeuvre and park. An SUV offers more space, but is more difficult to manoeuvre in narrow streets.
Safety: Safety should always come first. So make sure your new car has high safety ratings and is equipped with modern safety features such as airbags, ABS and stability control.
Fuel efficiency: An economical car is a smart decision in the long term. It not only protects the environment, but also your wallet. Think about how often and how far you will be travelling in order to choose the best model.
Drive type: It pays to think about the future. While combustion engines are widespread, hybrids or electric cars could be a sustainable and future-proof choice.
Think about your wallet
Budgets tend to be tight, especially at a young age. The new car should therefore not be too expensive. It is important that you plan realistically: set yourself a clear budget. Do you have to cover the costs alone or will your parents, for example, support you?
Don't underestimate the total costs
Promotional offers and low leasing rates sound tempting, but are often only a fraction of the actual costs. These are usually massively underestimated. In addition to the purchase price, there are also costs for insurance, maintenance, fuel, depreciation, etc. This can quickly become quite expensive. This can quickly become quite expensive. It is therefore essential to calculate the total costs.
Buy, lease or subscribe?
The good thing is that nowadays you have various procurement options at your disposal, all of which have different advantages and disadvantages:
Buying a car: new or used?
New cars are state of the art in terms of safety and technology. However, they are often expensive and quickly lose value. A used car can be an alternative. It is definitely worth taking a close look here, as a used car often harbours risks in terms of condition and durability. In this blog article, we show you exactly what you need to look out for when buying a used car.
Leasing: beware of long-term commitments
The supposedly low leasing rates can be tempting, but do not correspond to reality. It is important that you pay attention to the total costs and restrictions when leasing: The long-term contracts and rigid terms can often be a burden.
Car subscription: flexible and carefree
"As a new driver, the car subscription is the best choice," Carvolution customer René is convinced. As a young driver, it was important for him not to take any risks with his car. Predictable costs and modern safety features were particularly important to him. However, he didn't have enough money for a new car. The car subscription was therefore the ideal solution for René to drive a new car without having to touch his savings: "I know what I'm paying per month and can rely on it and calculate with it. That gives me the security I need." Another advantage of the subscription: it is flexible in terms of duration and allows you to test different cars and drive systems.
You can find out more about the car subscription in this blog article.
Conclusion: the car subscription is ideal for new drivers
Your first car is a big step. Take your time to consider your options and choose a car that suits your lifestyle and fulfils your needs. Safety, cost and flexibility are key factors to consider. The car subscription impresses on all three counts. Have a good journey!
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