A Guide for First-Time Car Buyers from Toyota of Plano

KFI First Time Car Buyer

Purchasing your first vehicle can be a very exciting but also very scary if you don’t know what you are getting into. Whether you are a recent grad with your first job in the real world or someone other than the prototypical first-time car buyer, the car-buying process is never filled with as much uncertainty as it is the first time. Being a good first-time car buyer isn’t easy, but if it’s worth doing — and it is — it’s worth doing well.

Establish a budget. Figure out how much you can spend per month on your car note. Also keep in mind how much you spend on living in general like shelter, food, health insurance and other miscellaneous expenses.

Figure out your transportation needs. Think about your day to day needs when it comes to your transportation. The vehicle you want may be the car of the moment but will it work for you in the long run? Take into account the cost of fuel and insurance and choose a vehicle that best suits your needs.

Do your research. Look at various manufacturers and compare vehicles that you are interested in. Online research is great as well as asking friends and family for advice.

Secure financing and know your options. Make sure to explore all of your financing options. It is best to contact your bank, credit union or insurance company and line up your financing in advance before you visit a car dealership.

Take test drive. The best way to know if you like a vehicle is to drive it! Once you have a handful of options, start visiting dealerships to take a test drive. Take at least half an hour, while trying stop-and-go, freeway merging and freeway speeds.


Shop online at Toyota of Plano or come in today for a great deal on a new Toyota!

Call 888-255-3154, and speak to our friendly staff today! Learn about our latest Toyota Specials, set up an informative test drive, get details on any vehicle, request a brochure, schedule a service appointment, discuss your trade-in or even talk financing on your next car. We are here to help you.

Toyota of Plano is your local Toyota dealer located in Plano, TX. Your satisfaction is our goal!

Still deciding on which Toyota you’d like to be driving? Searching for OEM factory rebates? Are you comparing lease programs or internet specials? Maybe you simply want our best price on a new or used car? For all of this and more, look no further than Toyota of Plano. Our team is made up of professional associates that offer you a no-pressure environment and operate with the quality you’d expect. We look forward to helping you with your next new or used car purchase.

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