This post was developed in partnership with Autotrader and Everywhere Agency but all opinions are my own.
You know as an Auto Blogger, I get to drive and check out basically one car per week and it excites me to see my son checking out the engine and vehicle specifications with my husband and sharing his opinion on things that he likes and what he doesn’t.
We had that conversation, what I wish I knew….
I told him, I wish I knew:
- My dad was car shopping and planning on surprising me by giving me a car as a graduation gift, so I could have had some input on it. I was very grateful, but I wish I had been included in the decision making process.
- Brands and differences between vehicles or had a resource like AutoTrader that would help me find out all the information.
- What I really needed in a vehicle or that somebody asked me the right questions that would help me towards the right purchase to meet my needs and budget.
A few weeks ago, we happened to have two vehicles to review and 3 vehicles of our own and he looked at the line of cars, letting us know that his search was over and which one was going to be his car when he graduated!
Which changed when he compared it with another hybrid also in our driveway this week! He said it was a more comfortable ride!
Needless to say, the experience of checking out all these vehicles is giving him a chance to compare them and make an informed decision, when the time comes! Fueling his passion, early on for the exciting experience of finding the perfect car and his enthusiasm as a future driver!
Having so many car choices can be confusing for him and for many grads. That is why Autotrader has developed an amazing list of “Great Cars for Recent College Grads, http://autotradr.co/GradsOnTheRoad that will open up a whole new world of options to get your grad super excited!
Exactly what I am doing with my son, showing him options and giving him in depth information that will guide him one day to make the right choice, by using a great service like the one Autotrader provides to grads!
How was your purchase of your first vehicle? Was it an easy process? I can’t wait to hear what you think and as usual, give us a Trendy Shout!