So, you finally landed your dream job—the one you’ve been talking about getting for months, or even years. Congratulations!
Soon, you’ll have a steady paycheck, building up your savings for a rainy day and paying off any lingering bills.Unfortunately, one thing is missing from the picture: a new ride that finally represents YOU.
Here are just a few things to consider before you go out an purchase your ideal ride to go along with your new job.
An Excellent Physique
First of all, your new ride should reflect the qualities of its owner. In other words, it should look like a sleek, curvy, angel from heaven . . . minus the wings and some added hubcaps. You get it – just get what fits your style and your transportation needs. It’s pretty simple when you think about it, but think a few years ahead.
Will you need more room, towing capacity, room for a baby, maybe? You’ll likely have the vehicle for at least three to five years, so keep that in mind when car shopping.
You know that an unreliable car can leave you stranded in the parking lot with sacks of groceries and three kids, who are of course starving and one just spilled their juice all over their sister.
This time, you need a car that starts when it’s supposed to and takes you where you need to go. That’s not too much to ask, is it?
When looking for a reliable car, check the vehicle’s history report to make sure the car was maintained. Also, check the exterior and interior for scratches, dents, rips and anything else that might show it wasn’t taken care of before. If you want more tips, check out this previous post on car reliability. But, when it comes to reliability, it’s hard to beat a Toyota Camry or Honda Civic.
Your standards might be high, but that doesn’t mean that you’re a bajillionaire. Until you win the lottery or your income increases significantly, you need a car that’s affordable so you can make the monthly payments on time. That means choosing something practical and within your budget. Small cars that get good gas mileage can help you save even more and not just on fuel costs. Insurance and maintenance brings the total “cost to own” down significantly.
Style is something that is hard to quantify, but that doesn’t make it any less important. When you drive to your dream job in your dream car, you just want heads to turn when you show off your ride. It’s as simple as that. Think about trendy or quirky cars like the Fiat 500. Just be sure to find a car style that meets your personal style.
So you see, it’s all coming together now. Your dream job just opened the door to your dream car, so what are you waiting for?