Is 2019 a good year to buy a car? Every year can be either a good or a bad year to buy a car. If you can make a good car buying plan, you can always have a good time to buy a car, regardless of which year you are in. 2019 can be a perfect year to buy a car if you can make a good plan based on the following factors.
New Car Regulations
Before visiting a car dealership to get a new car, you may need to understand the new car regulations that come into force this year. Some regulations may benefit buyers like you, but there are also regulations that impose certain constraints on you. One example of a regulation that benefits you is the WLTP regulation. If you have read about the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure regulation that recently takes effect, you should be happy because you can now get more accurate information about the fuel economy and battery range of the car you want to buy. Certain car buying and driving regulations may also be affected by current political situations, such as Brexit and the Trade War. Learn about current car regulations, such as new gender regulation on driver license and new abatement fee, so that you can get more prepared to deal with all legal consequences of buying a car in 2019.
When to Buy
Obviously, you want to buy the car in 2019, but the question is, in what time of the year you will buy the car? One quick and excellent answer is everything that starts with “end of the….” If you do car buying at the end of the day, your chance to get a good deal is bigger because the salespersons’ mind is already at their home, not at their workplace, so they will be more lenient and flexible in offering better sales terms. This also applies when you visit the dealership at the end of the week when the salespersons are getting ready to enjoy their weekend with a clear and happy mind. If you buy the car at the end of the month, your chance to get good sales terms significantly increases because all salespersons are pressured to meet their monthly sales quota. Whenever you want to buy a car this year, be sure to visit the dealership at the end of something.
The Type of Car
This is a traditional decision that you have to make when doing a car buying activity. You need to decide the type of car based on your needs and preferences, and then you need to focus on more specific details, such as the number of seats, fuel economy, fuel type, and body size. Think carefully if you need a sports car, a convertible, a compact car, an SUV, a truck, or a family car with spacious third-row seating. There are many things to consider when choosing the car type. The more you can explore your needs and your preferences, as well as those of people who will also use the car, the better you can make a decision regarding the type of car that you want to buy.
Car to Buy
By this time, you should be ready to go to the next step: choosing the car model that you want to buy. There are many new models that appear on the market this year. You can explore all car directory websites, such as Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds, to learn more about new models, their strongest features, new innovations that they introduce, reasons to buy them, and reasons not to buy them.
Here I can show you some suggestions about the best cars to buy in 2019. If you are looking for a car with excellent acceleration, Tesla Model S P85D, Chevrolet Camaro 2SS, and Ford Mustang GT Premium are among the best choices available on the market. If you prefer to focus on fuel economy, you may want to pick Toyota Prius Prime or BMW i3 Giga.
Car to Avoid
Understanding which cars to avoid is similarly important if you want to do car buying activity this year. You certainly don’t want to waste your money to buy a junk car that gives you more detriment than good. There are websites that specifically discuss the worst cars every year. If you need some suggestions, especially in terms of acceleration and fuel economy respectively, you may want to avoid Mitsubishi Mirage ES and Fiat 500 Sport, which are known to be unusually slow, or Dodge Grand Caravan GT, which drains your gasoline like a thirsty camel.