Getting your first set of wheels is possibly one of the most exciting things in the world and yet, you might have many dreams of what car you want and such but in reality, you might find that things are slightly different that you might have imagined. The first thing you will have to do is to look at your finances and find out how much you are able to spend on the car that you are going to get. It is important that you do this before you go out shopping for your car as you just might end up falling in love with something and then going over budget which is something that happens very often. You will need to have enough of money to be able to pay down a deposit of a minimum of twenty percent of the cars total value and your monthly wages need to be able to cover the balance payment for the car within at least twenty four months of buying the car. It is important that you are realistic about this so that you do not end up having to lose the car after you have paid for most of it due to some financial emergency coming up.
Buying second hand
Although it may not be what you had in mind, you might want to consider the second hand market for your first car purchase because this might be closer to the amount of money that you can afford to put down. Most people go for a second hand car as their first car and then slowly upgrade the car by adding a new audi panel beater and other parts to the car slowly with time.
There are many hundreds of things that you can do to upgrade your car. In fact, there have been people who have bought old thrown away cars from junk yards, had wheel repairs, engine upgrades and body kit upgrades and then upgraded it to the point of it being used in races. There is no limit to the things that you can do with a car once you have bought it but it is always a better idea for you to buy something that is within your budget. If you take more than two years to pay off the money for your car, you might end up paying more than the car is actually worth which means you will never be able to recover your money one day when you decide to sell it and buy a brand new car when you can afford it. For the time being, buy something that will get you from A to B.