Let’s face it: shopping for a car can be kind of a drag.
First, there’s the hemming and hawing over whether or not to actually give up your current vehicle. If you’re anything like me, this is an almost paralyzing decision. Should you pour more of your hard-earned money into fixing whatever’s wrong with your current vehicle, or put your much-loved auto to bed and start looking for something new? It’s an agonizing mental tug-of-war, but eventually the time will come start shopping around.
With your old car resting in peace, the next question becomes whether to buy a new car or a used car. A new car might be more reliable, but a used car is so much more cost-effective. But the new car smell! But the depreciation! See, more agonizing!
Finally, there’s the searching. Traipsing around from dealership to dealership, coping with pushy salespeople, contacting sellers on Craigslist….what a hassle. All in all, the whole experience is enough to make you want to take the bus.
But if you’re like the many Americans who can’t get by without a car, I came across a great website that takes a lot of the pain out of car shopping: ISeeCars.com. Seriously, this site makes car shopping about a million times easier. You can search new and used vehicles, by price, make and/or model, zip code….there are tons of options. In addition, there’s information about shopping for insurance, financing (sorry Dave Ramsey!), and even a tool that allows to you compare cars based on fuel efficiency.
All-in-all, this is a really cool, easy-to-use site that makes shopping for a car based on the qualities that are important to you in a vehicle so much easier than it’s ever been. It’s so fun to use that I’m actually starting to look forward to buying my next car so that I can explore all of its cool functions!
Did you use any online tools to buy your last vehicle? If so, which one(s)? I’m going to be in the market pretty soon 🙂