January 12, 2018
If you’re looking for a new Land Rover, let us help you choose the right one. Embark on a journey in the Land Rover of your dreams with our top tips for buying a new car.
Decide whether a Land Rover is for you
You might be a dyed-in-the-wool Land Rover convert, or you might be considering a number of different car makes. As a specialist Land Rover garage, it’s obvious which camp we belong to, but if you need a little persuading, read about why you really should buy a Land Rover the next time you need a new car.
Choose the right model
Which type of Land Rover is best for your lifestyle? Whether you’re on the lookout for the latest Range Rover SUVs or fancy yourself as the driver of a classic (and now sadly out of production) Defender, it pays to do some research about which type of car you are looking for. Check out our useful blog on which Land Rover is right for you, and get some extra tips and advice if it’s a toss-up between the Defender and the Discovery.
Wait for a new registration plate
If you’re buying a new car because appearances are important to you, you might want to impress road users with a brand new registration plate, hot off the press. The first set of 2018 registrations will be released at the end of February, so our tip is to consider holding off on buying a new car until you can get behind the wheel of an ultra-new, up-to-the-minute ‘18’ registration plate.
Take a test drive
However much you covet a car from afar, you won’t know if it’s truly the one for you until you take it out for a spin. Don’t be afraid to take your time to get to know prospective new vehicles; our guide to test driving a car is full of useful tips for buying a new car, including where to drive on your test drive, what to check before you commit to a purchase, making comparisons between different vehicles, and what to look out for as you drive.
Stick within your budget
However sensibly you’ve planned your spending, it’s easy to be wowed by the perfect Land Rover, and tempted to part with more money than you can afford. If you do the sums thoroughly before buying a new car, you’ll be less likely to spend on impulse. Even though it’s hard, stick within your budget – there will be another Land Rover that comes along for a more affordable price.
Consider both new and second-hand models
Buying a new car and buying a second-hand one can both be good decisions. Unless it’s completely out of your budget, don’t discount either option until you’ve had a look. See our tips for buying a second hand Land Rover to make sure you get a good deal.