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Finding Your Next New Car

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Sometimes I really envy impulsive people. I know that I gain a lot by being careful when making any purchase, but even so it makes things pretty difficult for me sometimes. One of the biggest examples of this is buying a new car. For most people, a new car search is limited to looking at a couple local dealers. They have one brand or two that they are loyal to, and they go and see what is on offer. They don’t do elaborate new car searches, trying to find the best deal everywhere. They don’t do all the consumer reports research that I feel the need to. They simply make a decision and go with it, and things usually turn out more or less alright for them.

Unfortunately, I am much more careful. Although it has been the key to my financial success, it also makes me grouchy from time to time. Every time I take a new car search, it takes a long time. Fortunately, the Internet has made things a lot easier for me. Nowadays, I can do online car searches and find the best quotes from different dealers. Many people don’t realize how much the price of a particular car can vary from dealer to dealer. You can gain or lose a lot of money by missing or seeing the right sales.

One of the best ways to save money during your new car search is to buy closeouts of last year’s model. Few people really realize how little most cars change from year to year. Every once in awhile, the major car manufacturers do big upgrades and change everything. Generally, however, all the parts will be the same in the 2014 model as they were in a 2013. The styling will be slightly updated and a few things might come from different manufacturers, but often that is it. Therefore, if you wait for a closeout sale, you new car search can net you considerable savings on a car that, although a year old, still has not been used.

Another way to save money on a new car search is to check out what are known as floor models. Many of these have been through nothing but a few test drives. People have come and gone, tried out the chairs and contemplated the car for purchase, but little more. Except for a few minor scratches, there is no damage,. These cars, in fact, are barely used at all.

Living Large with an Exotic Sports Car

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When one of my friends first propose that we get an exotic car rental to blow off some steam and celebrate, I really thought that it was a crazy idea. We had just graduated from college, after all, and were not exactly what you would call independently wealthy. Add to that the fact that my friend was not a very good driver, and you had a recipe for disaster. Nevertheless, we had always been close friends, and had always shared a love of sports cars and exotic cars from around the globe. I don’t know how he managed to do it, but soon exotic car rentals started to sound like a good idea. It was quite an adventure, that is for sure.

When we first started looking at exotic rental cars, we thought that they would be out of our price range. They were pretty expensive, but since we only wanted to drive for a days, we definitely could afford one. The real problem with exotic car rental has to do with the insurance. It costs a lot of money to ensure a Ferrari car rental like we wanted. If you mess up and get into an accident, it make it a little bit more difficult to get affordable insurance rates – at least that’s what my father told me. That is why I was so nervous.

Still, it was worth it. The exotic car rental was like a dream came true. We really lived it up like rock stars for that day. We drove around the city, showing off our wheels, and just enjoying ourselves generally. Then we went to a nightclub. Let me tell you, that was a dream come true. There’s something about driving a Ferrari that makes you so much more confident than usual. All the girls loved us. We both got several numbers, and had a good time that night. The only scary part was when we were pulling out of the club. Some drunken jerk almost sideswiped us. If he had, it really would have ruined what had been a perfect evening. Fortunately, I was at the wheel.

I don’t think I’ll have an exotic car rental anytime soon. It made me nervous to drive something so nice. Still, for special occasion it is a sweet deal. If you have never been behind the wheel of a true precision driving machine, you have never lived! It really is something you have to experience to believe.