Top 5 Questions to Ask When Buying a New Car

Buying a new car should be an exciting experience, but many of us get overwhelmed by the vast amount of information available to us online. You can spend hours researching a car’s pros and cons and still be none the wiser! The most straightforward way to find out more about a car model is to speak to an authorised car dealership. Here at Horizon Honda Dealership in Dorset, we have put together the top 5 questions you should ask when you are buying your new Honda.

1.Should I buy or lease?

Buying or leasing a car is up to your personal preference, budget and requirements. If you are buying a new vehicle that you would like to own for several years, buying could be the most economical choice.

If you are always after the latest model and enjoy being able to drive new cars more often leasing, often known as buying on car finance, may suit you best. Leasing has a number of benefits, from lowered repair expenses to never having to go through the process of selling a vehicle.

To find out if you are eligible for motor finance, try out our free online credit check. If you are still uncertain, get in touch with our sales team who will happy to discuss the most recent Honda financing and lease deals with you.

2.Where is the nearest Honda dealership near me?

When you buy a new car it’s important to factor in necessary maintenance and servicing. If you purchase from a local, authorised Honda dealership you can be sure that when it comes to maintenance, your car is in safe hands.

If you aren’t able to come into the dealership or if you live further away, Horizon Honda in Dorset also offers test drives at home or work, delivery/collection of new cars and courtesy mini-valets when servicing is being carried out.

3.Which type of new car do I want?

It can be difficult to narrow down your search when there are so many great models to choose from. Consider your budget realistically and focus on the car features that are most desirable for you. For instance, infotainment systems or cruise control. Our expert sales team will be able to find the perfect model for you that also fits your budget.  We find creating a list for ‘must have’ and ‘nice to have’ features is a good starting point in narrowing your search. 

4.Which new car is the most practical for me?

Think about which features you actually need in your new car. Do you have children that need plenty of space in the back of the car, or pets that need extra room? Cars are designed with your needs in mind, for example, the Honda Civic is designed to be an ideal family car.

The best way to test this is by test driving different models to find the one you like best.

5.Dealer or Private?

Buying a new car can be daunting, even if you have bought many new cars before. For expert advice and a smooth buying process, consult an authorised Honda dealership. Authorised dealerships have a responsibility to ensure that all new cars are in full working order before any sale. Under the Consumer Rights Act, dealerships are liable to make sure that cars are of ‘satisfactory quality’ and ‘fit for purpose’.

When purchasing a car privately, this government act does not apply, giving you little legal protection. There are still terms that apply, for instance the car must be roadworthy. It is an offence to sell an unroadworthy car without telling the buyer, however this can sometimes happen why is why buying privately can be risky.

Whether you are purchasing your car privately or through a dealership, asking the right questions is the best way to find the perfect new car!

To learn more about the new Honda cars for sale, including the all new Honda CR-V Hybrid visit either of our showrooms at Horizon Honda in Poole or Christchurch or contact our sales team today on 01202 703080 in Honda Christchurch or 01202 740270 in Honda Poole.