Let Santa Barbara Auto Group guide you through the process of finding the best luxury vehicle for your situation with these helpful tips.
For most people, buying a new car is an exciting experience. More than likely, you’re purchasing a vehicle that you’ll be driving daily for possibly the next decade or longer. However, the process of purchasing a luxury vehicle is complex and can be overwhelming. It can be difficult to compare models and prices, along with package options and warranty information without a wealth of knowledge in the car industry. When making a commitment like purchasing a luxury vehicle, it’s important to know that you’re buying a car that is personalized to suit your needs.
Thankfully, the team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is here to help. Not only do we strive to offer the highest quality luxury vehicles, but we also strive to create the best buyer experience for our customers. So here are a few tips to make your purchasing experience easier:
Google is a Very Useful Tool
Before making your way to a dealership, it’s better to do some research at home to narrow your options down to a few models that you may be interested in. The auto industry is constantly progressing and new vehicles and/or vehicle updates are occurring every day. Also, it helps to know what aspects of the driving experience are important to you. There are several things to consider, such as power, fuel-efficiency, safety, technology, and other contributing factors to the functionality of the vehicle. There are several journals online that provide useful information and vehicle reviews. If you’re interested in the safety of a vehicle, the IIHS or NHTSA are good places to search. If you’re looking for a review of a vehicle, you may want to check out MotorTrend or Car & Driver.
Don’t Forget to Consider Pre-owned and/or Older Models
After you’ve narrowed down your preferences, it’s time to decide whether you want a new or pre-owned vehicle. It often happens that drivers find the luxury vehicle they love, but it’s out of their price range. In this case, it may be possible to find a Certified Pre-owned model of the vehicle. People are sometimes scared by the thought of a pre-owned vehicle, but these vehicles are subject to thorough testing. They’re reviewed to ensure that they meet brand standards and often come with comprehensive warranty programs.
Whether you prefer a new or pre-owned vehicle, it helps to research and compare prices and incentives between your favorite picks. At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we provide sale, lease, and financing specials online so buyers can compare their choices from home. Finally, be sure to ask your sales person about available cash incentives and seasonal specials. In fact, at Santa Barbara Auto Group, we encourage our customers to ask as many questions as they can. Our sales representatives are happy to offer they’re knowledge, guidance, and a test drive if you’d like.
About Santa Barbara Auto Group
Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.