When it comes to buying a new car you have a few tough choices to make.
Size, practicality, economy, fun factor, cost…these are just a handful of the considerations you may have.
Do you need a big family car? If so maybe safety is a big factor, you will definitely need a lot of luggage space for all the kids cubbins.
Looking for an exec saloon? Then motorway ride and handling will appeal to you more. Benefit in kind will also score highly if its a new model. MPG and maybe even snob value could play a part.
Sporty hatchback? If thats the case a 0-60 time of around 7 seconds is what you’ll be after. It’s got to handle well in the corners and be able to keep up with the competition.
Live in the country? A 4 wheel drive may be right up your street. These days you can opt for a Suzuki Swift with full time four wheel drive.
If you need some more ground clearance then a Discovery will be more your thing.
Worried about economy? Then your vehicle tax cost might be your utmost concern, or what the real world fuel economy is actually like.
Test drives are generally pretty short by nature. You normally get about half an hour behind the wheel with the car you are looking to buy. Half an hour?!
You are going to have to spend the next 4/5 maybe even 10 years with this hunk of metal and plastic.
All those decisions and thoughts have to be made or set upon in such a short space of time. I mean, how are you ever going to know what the real world around town MPG or motorway mileage is going to be in such a short space of time?! Impossible.
Most people would just head to their local dealership. Maybe Perrys, Stoneacre, Stratstone and the like but theres a different way, something we think is a superb idea – Hertz Rent2Buy. This is a relatively new way to buy a car but makes total sense.
You rent your future car for 10 days before actually deciding if you want to purchase it or not.
Most of the used cars for sale from Hertz are from 6 months to 2 years old so there is a wide selection of well maintained vehicles to chose from.
Can you imagine your local dealership letting you do this? I dont think so.