If you’re beginning your car-shopping adventure, I’m sure you’ve spent time contemplating, “Do I go with a car dealership or a private seller?” This is the question my dad, Marshall, faced earlier this month. With a dead car in his driveway and limited time to make the decision, he considered both avenues. As fearless car-shopping partners, we made a number of observations.
Buying a car seems like a stressful ordeal. With so many things to consider, it seems like a long process, too. Here is a checklist of factors to consider to make the process as smooth as possible.
Throughout my eight years of driving, I’ve had three different vehicles. Two were leases while the other was a truck my dad paid off and gave to me. In my experience, I think leasing is the best option.