Buying a car is a complex and responsible business that requires a careful approach. It is purchased for many years, so the choice must be taken very seriously. Having decided on the brand, color and body type of the future car, one should not miss such an important component as its technical part.
First of all, determine the size of the engine that you need. In this matter, its fuel consumption, power, acceleration dynamics are important. A small city car has a small engine size and fuel consumption. It is enough for her to have a maximum of 150 horsepower. But in city traffic, she does not need much power, she needs dexterity. And on the track you will have a very difficult time. Therefore, choose a car with a more powerful engine. The car will be somewhat more expensive, but much more reliable.
Do not calculate too meticulously in which car you will spend more fuel. Cars with a volume of up to 3000 cm3 will consume gas, in principle, the same. The difference will only be felt when you drive non-stop all year round. This applies to new cars. Used cars with low fuel consumption, according to the documents, can pump gasoline faster than the most powerful SUV.
Buy diesel vehicles for long journeys. This type of fuel is much more environmentally friendly and safer than gasoline, and somewhat cheaper. Of course, you can experience certain difficulties with him in the cold season. But take care of this in advance - and there will be no inconvenience. In order to avoid unpleasant smell and noise, purchase a turbo diesel. In this case, silence and the smell of expensive perfume are provided in the car. Such a car will serve you without problems for at least five years. But, again, only new. But it is better not to take a used turbo-diesel engine: you will have to repair it too often and expensively.
Choose a manual transmission if you have frequent long journeys ahead. In this case, you yourself can control the speed of the car and the fuel consumption. Constant attention to the road, the need to press the clutch and shift gears will keep you more focused and prevent you from falling asleep while driving. This is more likely to happen if the transmission is automatic, and even more so if it is equipped with cruise control. Automation is more practical if, instead of long hauls, you have to wait in traffic jams. You will only shift your foot from one pedal to another, and not endlessly change gears. But it is also more expensive.
Look for the drive that is more familiar to you. Front-wheel drive is more responsive to control, rear-wheel drive is considered more reliable. But mismanagement can fail in either case. All-wheel drive is more perfect. But it also requires certain skills and is more expensive to operate and repair.