After learning that I was expecting our first child over five years ago, my husband and I decided to purchase a second vehicle. With so many makes and models available on the market, I found myself overwhelmed with options. However, I did know that safety features were the most important selling points for me and my husband. I also knew that I wanted some sort of minivan to better accommodate my growing family. Before we headed out to any dealerships, my husband first did a little research online. Cars.com provides a huge selection of important information about your potential vehicle purchase.
Cars.com offers extensive reviews and essential information about a wide variety of different vehicles to help consumers make the best purchase decision. I appreciate that I can easily search the website for reviews based on type of vehicle. For example, my husband and I knew that we wanted to buy some sort of minivan. I can easily sort the database to include only information about minivans and then continue my research. With a quick glance, I can see the starting MSRP, star rating, and number of reviews on each vehicle. Clicking on each vehicle then gives me even more information and reviews.
I find the Videos & Reviews feature most helpful. Unlike some review websites, Cars.com never sugarcoats or hides bad reviews of vehicles and includes only honest information through trusted expert content. For a first time buyer, knowing that a vehicle has been poorly rated or is otherwise not a good purchase is especially useful in helping you find the best vehicle at the best price. Find out what Cars.com likes and dislikes about each vehicle. You can even compare multiple vehicles to discover the best fit for you and your family!
Finally, once you perform your research using the largest database of consumer reviews in the industry and go through the millions of new and used vehicle listings, you can then use the on-the-lot Cars.com mobile app features when you get to the dealership and are preparing to make your purchase. Buying a vehicle can be a nerve-wracking experience. The huge selection of information on Cars.com makes the process just a little bit easier, especially for the first-time buying looking to upgrade the family vehicle!
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