What to look for when buying a new Lincoln
There's no such thing as the right new Lincoln, only the right new Lincoln for you. Buying a new vehicle is a big investment for most of us, so it's crucial to get it right. It's easy to get seduced by the one we like the best, but there's more to consider when buying a new vehicle than just how it looks or how we think we will look driving it. Here are a few things for you to think about and look for when buying a new Lincoln in Hawthorne.
What type of vehicle?
For the majority of buyers right now the choice of what vehicle to buy is narrowed to what SUV to buy. Although we love SUVs and they are incredibly popular at the moment, it's worth stepping back for a while and considering if a sedan or hatch will do what we want and need it to. A sedan could be less to buy and more affordable to run, and you could be surprised at how much room there is on one when you compare it to an SUV in a similar class. For example, although a 2018 Lincoln MKX has more than 10 cu.-ft. of passenger volume than the Lincoln MKZ sedan, a good deal of that is going to be accounted for by headroom. The Lincoln MKZ also has more legroom for passengers in the front, which is great if you need more space.
Know your budget and understand it
Having a set maximum budget in mind is essential when going to buy a new vehicle, whether you’re looking at a price to buy or a monthly payment. Sticking to your limit will limit the chances of any buyers-remorse later on down the line, but understanding your budget can pay big dividends too. Don’t assume the monthly payment is directly proportionate to the purchase price of the vehicle you’re looking at, because that's not always the case. Leasing prices are based on more than just the price to buy, which can sometimes lead to a more expensive model having a lower monthly lease price than something that has a higher sticker price. This isn’t always the case, of course, but it's worth bearing in mind, especially if you’re torn between buying and leasing.
Be honest with yourself
By this we mean be honest with yourself about what you are going to be asking your vehicle to do for you and what you need it to be able to do. It's no use going for a five-seat Lincoln MKX if you regularly need seating for six or seven. If you want a Lincoln for transporting more than five people you'll need to look at a Lincoln Navigator. Likewise, if you fancy a Lincoln MKX or Lincoln MKC but you need to be able to tow more than 2,000 pounds, it's a Lincoln Navigator you need to be checking out.
It's a similar story when it comes to features and equipment. If you want lots of bells and whistles you might have to consider a high-spec smaller model than the entry level of something bigger. As long as you don’t need the extra passenger and cargo capacity of something larger, it's often better to get all the features you want in something smaller than doing without the items you really want in a bigger, more impressive model.
For more information on the current Lincoln lineup and to arrange a test drive to help you decide the right one for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at South Bay Lincoln your local Lincoln dealer in Hawthorne and the surrounding area.