Brussels Motor Show: 5 tips for a good…

The context certainly not admitted by current buyers confidence to buy a new car. The slowdown of recent months proves this, and it is not just the result of supply problems. In fact, many buyers don’t know which car to buy on the rise fuel pricethat of the prices ofelectricity as well as the new laws stricter for cars that still use a combustion engine. This situation has motivated many motorists postpone their purchase and try to take advantage of the rebates that will be given at Brussels Motor Show 2023 in a largely inflationary environment. here are some advice which, in general, will allow you to see things more clearly and better identify your needs.

1. Which fuel to choose?

Until recently, the question did not arise: we bought essence where Diesel. That is, since 2015 and Dieselgate, things have changed a lot, because the petroleum vehicles is come back strong and they include the self-charging hybridsthe ones that are rechargeable (on the plug), the electric ones, the ones that run on natural gas (CNG) while still having LPG (liquefied petroleum gas which is in fact residue of refining and therefore not natural gas).

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Currently, there aren’t really any bad options, but keep that in mind Diesel no not in the smell of holiness. Therefore, they should be reserved for very large riders who can wear out their car quickly and still be able to sell it at a good price, at least for export.

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Petrol models remain the most popular among individuals and rightly so, as their fuel consumption today is quite reasonable in most cases. Furthermore, the liter of unleaded is significantly cheaper than a liter of Diesel. Of course, we can go a little further with self-charging hybrids (which therefore do not need to be recharged in a socket) which make it possible to lower fuel consumption (in most cases). The plug-in hybrids allows you to travel several tens of kilometers using electric power alone, but they remain expensive for individuals while for fleets, their interest will decrease considering the limit of deductibility. For plug-in hybrids and for electric vehicles, the amortization period is longer and this should be taken into account.

2. Consider the total cost of use

We often think that the cost of a car is limited to its purchase price. Which is clear a wrong since usage costs can also be very high if for firewood or energy in general, tirethey interviewsthey insurancethey taxes, etc. So we should do what fleet managers do and consider the total value of the car over its lifetime. This is the TCO where” Total cost of ownership (Total cost of ownership). Therefore, make a board comparative and list a general cost estimate for all these items based on the number of years of expected use. This will allow you to see things more clearly and in better control your budget. You will definitely see vehicles arriving at your desk that you never imagined.

3. Test drive the car

You just don’t have to look at the car on a stand or sit on it, but you have to try it too. Because it is with practice that you will be able to identify the details that bother you or, on the contrary, the characteristics that you did not suspect. The conveniencesoundproofing, occasions mechanics, the efficiency of the gearbox or the pleasure of driving will immediately come out to you. So don’t hesitate.


4. Ask for clarification for deadlines

The right time to receive a new car has extended significantly to the health crisis and then the situations of shortages. For some models, you had to wait up to two years. Fortunately, the situation has gradually improved, but you should know that everything is not yet back to normal. Therefore, learn about the deadlines for the model you are interested in so as not to be surprised. Note that some brands regenerate a stockswhich can guarantee a fast delivery if you don’t always value some rarer options.

5. Negotiate prices and pay with equity

no not needed get a loan may sometimes be open to additional deductions within the framework of purchasing a new car. Of course, it’s not within every budget, but if possible, do it if there’s a reward. Also note that the exhibition period often sees the interest rate in “car” loans decreased. That said, this will be less the case this year due to the increase in key rates at the National Banks. While it happened that the rates were less than 1%, this year it will be 3%. But for a vehicle, it’s still reasonable and will definitely have last minute deals. Stay tuned!

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