Whether you’re in the market for a new car or a used car, Globe Drive’s car buying guides will help you make an informed purchase. This guide will be periodically updated.
A new car will have the very latest technology available on the market. A used car will be significantly less costly to buy. Which decision is right for you?
Buying a new vehicle
Unless you’re a masochist or independently wealthy, buying a car can be a stressful experience. Signing on the dotted line may not be as big a commitment as marriage, but a typical buyer will live with the choice they make for a long time. Here are some main issues to consider and think through before your vehicle purchase.
- How do you choose what type of new car to buy?
- Must-have tech and safety features (and some to avoid) in your next new car
- Five tips for negotiating a good deal with a dealership
- Things to consider during your test drive
- What to consider when buying a new motorcycle
- Everything you need to know about all-wheel-drive
- Virtual showrooms attempt to circumvent shuttering car dealerships
Buying a used vehicle
There are hundreds of thousands of used cars for sale right now in this country, and they run the gamut from good to bad to very, very ugly. The good news is that you don’t have to be a car person to figure out the answer, though it may take you time and research. Once you’ve decided to buy a used car, here are some main issues to ask and think through.
- How to decide which model of used car to buy [FOR SUBSCRIBERS]
- How to negotiate and get the best deal on a used car [FOR SUBSCRIBERS]
- How to get a used car for under $5000 [FOR SUBSCRIBERS]
- Now that you’ve bought your used car, here’s how to maintain it [FOR SUBSCRIBERS]
- Used-car dealers talk about the view from their side of the lot
- Vehicle shopping during a pandemic: How not to buy the used car of your dreams
- The 10 best-selling used vehicles in Canada for 2020
Buying an electric vehicle
Many new cars are now electrified in some way, either to reduce their fuel consumption or improve their performance. They’re also a hot topic for drivers nowadays. Stories will be added to this guide as they’re published.
- Hybrid, PHEV or BEV? Which kind of electric vehicle to choose depends on you
- What you should know about EV charging – and EV charging etiquette
- Are EVs cheaper to own? The answer is complicated
- Should you buy a used electric vehicle?
- Testing an EV’s cold-weather range on B.C.’s ‘Highway Thru Hell’
- If you’re looking for an electric vehicle, here are five models to consider
- These seven EVs give the most range for your money