For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a girl who absolutely loves cars. I think I can put the blame on my father, who would take me to various car dealerships to look at cars and pick up fancy brochures that we’d pore over at home. But while my dad would be more into the specifications of a car, I was always more into the details and features – leather seats, sports packages, chrome details, moon roofs, and upgraded tires were my focus.
My husband and I have been together for 13 years now (what?!), and bought and sold over six vehicles in that time (double what?!). I’ve become a pro at looking for vehicles on Autotrader, however I still have questions about the reliability of a vehicle and which specifications I should be focused on – V6 or V8? AWD or FWD? It can get tricky to make the right decision!
I want to be able to make an informed, independent and confident decision in purchasing a used or new vehicle. It’s important for me to be able to pick the right choice for our family, because we’re always on the go and need a lot of space in our car. We need bike racks and roof racks and room for growing kids! At the same time, I want to fully understand what type of engine I’m looking at, what the specifications are and why do they matter?
If you want to shop smart for a car, check out the Girlfriend’s Guide to Car Shopping. It’s a resource that Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book have created as a go to source for used car knowledge. It’s easy to understand and full of relate-able articles that make shopping for a car less scary – it’s like asking a good friend for advice on which computer/camera/shoes to buy!
Looking for a new or used vehicle shouldn’t cause anxiety, and the Girlfriend’s Guide to Car Shopping is hoping to prove that! The site guides you through the process of buying a car, including how to negotiate the best deal for you. Trying to figure out the advantages or disadvantages of buying new, used, or certified pre-owned? The guide will help you understand how to make the best decision for you. It’s like having a car shopping guru at your disposal!
If you’re a mom looking for a family vehicle, a busy woman needing a commuter car, or a freelancer that needs a reliable ride to take on your travels, check out the Girlfriend’s Guide to Car Shopping and Autotrader to help you get the best deal. Follow them on Facebook & Twitter as well!
Have you purchased a car before? Who did you turn to for help?
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by iConnect and Autotrader. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.