How’s the trunk space?
Sometimes we have too many choices in our lives; too many for our own good. Deciding where to live, what to eat, who our friends will be and what to drive can become difficult decisions. With so many choices in our lives, how on earth can we decide which vehicle to buy when need a new vehicle?
I recently had taken my two young sons to the Canadian International Auto Show. They were star-struck with all of the beautiful vehicles in the showroom – in showroom condition of course. There were so many vehicles to choose from. How could you choose the right vehicle? I heard someone say you should just choose a colour and style and then make the deal. Maybe, but is there more to it than that?
We witnessed many young people heading over to the sporty vehicles. Those 2 door coupes looked fantastic and I’m sure they would be fun to drive. I was past the thought of owning a sporty vehicle many years ago, but my two young sons really liked to sit in those vehicles, including my 12 year old. Luckily, it’ll be a few more years before he can drive with vehicles like that ending up on his wish list.
The next group of people were probably in their late 20’s or early 30’s. How did I know this? They were heading over to the mini vans and SUV’s. I felt bad for the husbands who brought their wives with them. You could see them almost drooling at the sporty vehicles as their wives dragged them over to the mini vans and SUV’s. They were obviously looking for that additional space in the vehicle but also comfort. However, what they may not realize is that the trunk space in many sedans was much bigger than that of SUV’s and mini vans. To prove it, my two sons decided to lie in the trunk of a new sedan. The salesperson said it was big, so my sons had to find out for themselves. Guess what? The salesperson was right.
Moving on to the smaller vehicles, there were a lot of seniors checking out those vehicles. They wanted something small and economical and low priced, but with enough room so as not to feel cramped. The funny thing is that there were also some young people looking at those vehicles as well. You have to admit, those small vehicles are great starter vehicles if you want to buy new for your first vehicle. However, if you want a good used vehicle, this is a good read for any driver. http://thesafedriver.ca/2011/08/04/how-do-i-find-a-good-used-vehicle/
All of these people had an idea of what they wanted. Most wanted the good looks of their vehicle while others had a specific need for their new vehicle. Whatever you want, make sure you do your research before signing on that dotted line.
Then there were just the looker’s, like me. I was there to enjoy the environment and to allow my sons to have fun sitting in each vehicle and fantasizing about how it may be when they’re old enough to drive. I enjoyed looking at every vehicle I could, especially the expensive ones that I knew I would never own. Maybe I was drooling every now and then too.
Check out the next article as I give you more information about what you should be looking for when shopping for a new vehicle.