From City to Countryside: Finding the Right Car for Your Traveling Needs

Buying a new car can be very stressful. If you’ve got no mechanical knowledge or experience, you’re almost guaranteed to make a mistake. Finding the right car is essential, however. Buying a vehicle that doesn’t meet your needs can lead to you resenting it and ultimately trying to get rid of it. The best way to determine what type of vehicle you need is to think about what you are going to be using it for. This post will explore this topic in more detail, explaining the idea of finding the right car for your traveling needs.

1. Think About Brand

The very first thing that you need to think about if you are interested in buying a new car is the brand of car you want to purchase. Do you want a Subaru or something else? If you want a Subaru, find an approved Subaru dealer, ideally with good reviews. The reason you need an approved dealer is that they work closely with the manufacturer, meaning they offer more protections and better deals. A dealer will specify on their site if they are an approved dealership. Typically, approved dealers offer warranties. A warranty is a fixed period of time within which if your car breaks down, you are entitled to return it or have it repaired free of charge. The warranty periods offered by approved dealers are typically much longer than the ones privately used dealerships offer.

Before you commit to buying a car from a specific brand, make sure that you research them. Researching and reading about brands is the best way to ensure that you do not end up making a purchase you are going to regret.  A brand’s reputation and reviews will tell you everything you need to know about them. To read reviews, simply type in the brand’s name followed by ‘customer feedback.’ If you need more information, consider getting in touch with a professional mechanic. Nobody is in a better position to tell you about what a specific make of car is like than a mechanic, whose job it is to work on cars. You can also use a forum to communicate with people who already own cars made by the brand you are researching to help you in finding the right car.

2. What Features Do You Need?

Once you have decided upon a brand of car, the next thing for you to consider is features. What features do you need your new car to have? A lot of people make the mistake of completely overlooking features, and prioritizing aesthetic appeal. Others don’t think about features until they are in the dealership and dealers are trying to talk them into buying the latest model of car by describing gadgets and features present. If you do your research and spend some time thinking about needed features before visiting a dealer, it will be easier for you to make sure that you buy a car that’s right for you and not one that you are talked into buying.

If you are unsure what features you need, consider talking to your loved ones. If you have a family who’ll be sharing the car with you, ask them what kind of things they are looking for in a new vehicle. It is especially important to consult your spouse or partner if they are going to pay for the car. Under no circumstances should you go out and buy a car with your family’s money without talking to them about it first. Buying a car without consulting them could lead to you making a mistake and buying a vehicle that’s less than perfect, wasting family funds.

3. Landscapes You Will Be Traveling

Where do you plan on using your car? If you live in a rural area, it’s a good idea to invest in a 4X4 or SUV. Under no circumstances should you buy a basic town car if you plan on driving your new vehicle somewhere where there is rocky or muddy terrain. Buying a town car for rural areas can lead to your car deteriorating, totally breaking, or getting stuck and requiring an emergency tow truck to be called out, which can cost a lot of money. Only you know where you live, so it’s up to you to make sure that the car you buy is suited to the environment which it is going to be used. It is worth noting that cars that are suitable for rural areas can also typically be used in cities, though sometimes they are slightly too big for roads.

If you are unsure what type of car you need for the environment that you live in, a car dealer will be able to help you in finding the right car. As long as you choose one with good reviews and a high star rating, you don’t have to worry about them misleading you and convincing you to buy a car that’s inappropriate for the place where you live. Be sure to bring pictures of your hometown if you are not sure how to describe it. The hardest places to buy cars for are semi-rural towns, because it can be difficult to know whether you need an off-roader or a town car. Factor in family activities and trips, too. For example, if you regularly travel to more remote places to go camping or just pursue outdoor activities, your car needs to be able to accommodate.


4. Uses of New Car

Finally, think about how you are going to use your new car, as alluded to in the last part of the previous section. If the car that you are buying is going to be used to take your children to school, you need to make sure that it is very spacious inside and that it doesn’t have a leather interior, for example. A leather interior in a car that’s primarily used for ferrying children around is a recipe for disaster. Again: Speak to your partner and find out what they plan on doing with your new car.

Finding the right car for your traveling needs is essential. You should never pay for a new car if you don’t know what you need. A dealer will be able to help you figure out what’s best for you if you have no idea what you need. Be sure to consult your spouse or partner as well.

Malorie Mackey is an actress, published author, and adventurer. Malorie grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she loved sports, the outdoors, animals, and all forms of art. She took to acting at a young age, so it was no surprise when she decided to go to college for theatre. While in college, Malorie studied body movement with the DAH Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia, voice in Herefordshire, England with Frankie Armstrong, and the business of theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Malorie moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles after receiving her BFA in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon arriving in LA, Malorie participated in the Miss California USA 2011 Pageant where she won the “Friend’s Choice” Award (by popular vote) and received a beautiful award for it.

While living on the West Coast, Malorie accumulated over 40 acting credits working on a variety of television shows, web series, and indie films, such as the sci-fi movie “Dracano,” the Biography Channel show “My Haunted House,” the tv pilot “Model Citizen” with Angie Everhart, and the award-winning indie film “Amelia 2.0.”

Throughout her experiences, Malorie found a love for travel and adventure, having journeyed to over a dozen countries experiencing unique locations. From the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre mountain range to the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, Malorie began adventuring and writing about her unique travels. These travel excerpts can be found on VIVA GLAM Magazine, in Malorie’s Adventure Blog, in Malorie’s adventure show: “Weird World Adventures” and in the works for her full-length travel book.

In 2022, Malorie was thrilled to become a member of the Explorer’s Club through her work on scientific travel. Her experiences volunteering on archaeological and anthropological expeditions as well as with animal conservation allowed her entry into the exclusive club. Since then, Malorie has focused more on scientific travel.

Malorie’s show “Weird World Adventures” releases on Amazon Prime Video in the Spring of 2024! Stay tuned as Malorie brings the strangest wonders of the world to you!

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