2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco for Birmingham Drivers
Regardless of purchasing a brand-new 2014 Toyota Corolla or a used car of any make and model, you will have quite a few things you need to consider. Both new and used vehicles offer different types of advantages and disadvantages. Many opt for new or “certified pre-owned” vehicles from trusted dealerships rather than individual sales to ensure the highest reliability in their cars. The certified pre-owned certification helps to ensure the vehicle you are purchasing, while used, is in the best possible condition.
Some benefits you will see with a new car purchase are: low or no mileage, no neglect or previous history of crashes, and specific features you can request. When purchasing certified pre-owned, you will get more bang for your buck, but the mechanics have had wear and tear, so they can break down easier. There will also be different warranty options between brand-new vehicles and those that have been owned. When you have made the decision to shop for your next vehicle, remember these tips to help you get the best possible deal on your purchase.
Take advantage of all the free credit checks available to make sure you have a good credit report. Many people don’t feel in control of their credit and therefore do not take notice of it. With a little foresight and work, you can get a higher credit rating when you go to the dealership, which will help you get a better loan. Credit rating also factors into what you will pay in car insurance for your vehicle, so the better your rating, the better your budget will look all the way around.
Gather Your Cash
The larger down payment that you can come up with for your 2014 Toyota Corolla or used vehicle, the more negotiating power you will have. It can help you get a lower purchase price on the vehicle, and it can certainly help you pay less over the life of the loan. Many times a large down payment makes you a qualified buyer, which can garner you a lower interest rate on your loan. If you don’t have a chunk of cash, you may want to hold off for a few months until you can save up some more to purchase your new 2014 Toyota Corolla or used vehicle.
Many people think that the condition of their trade-in won’t make much difference to the amount that they will get toward a new vehicle. This isn’t always true. Take the time to properly clean your car and get any small maintenances done that you can. Taking a vehicle in that isn’t on its last legs can help you to see a higher trade-in value for it. This in turn will save you money over the course of the loan.
Prioritize Your Needs
If you are not 100 percent certain the new 2014 Toyota Corolla is for you but you have an excellent idea of what you need in a car, then shopping will go much smoother. For instance, better gas mileage may be more important to you than horsepower or the size of the car. The Corolla gets 28 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway, whereas the Toyota Sienna has more space but gets 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Is enough space for five passengers plenty of room, or do you need more seating capacity? You may be set on a leather interior, which is an option with the Corolla, or maybe you haven’t given it much thought. Perhaps a high-quality navigation system, such as that found in the 2014 Toyota Corolla is critical to your new purchase. The LE Premium style of Corolla comes with heated seats, and this may be important in your decision-making process.
These preferences will help narrow down the vehicles that you test drive and help the salesperson know what you are looking for. At Limbaugh Toyota, qualified experts can help you finalize the process of purchasing your new 2014 Toyota Corolla or another vehicle regardless of where you are in the decision-making process.