What is the best car to buy?

I'm going to purchase my first car soon. What's the best car to buy? Are there any cars experts recommend? It's a big purchase, so I want to make the best decision.

“The internet is an endless source of references for the best cars. However, the best car to someone else may not be the best car for you. Therefore, you should compare a few aspects of the vehicle to narrow down your search:
  • Safety rating
  • Gas mileage
  • Durability and dependability
  • Type of vehicle (car, truck, SUV, minivan)
  • Electric, hybrid, or gas-powered
  • Style
  • New or used
You should also determine a budget so you don’t buy anything you can’t afford. Adhering to the 20/10/4 rule is a good starting point, which states you should:
  • Be able to put 20% down on the car
  • Don’t spend more than 10% of your gross monthly income on the car
  • Don’t get a loan for more than 48 months.
When you purchase your first car, you also want to make sure you have the right car insurance to protect your investment. With the Jerry app, you can compare rates to ensure you always have the best coverage for your needs.”
Emily Maracle
Answered on Aug 20, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.

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