“How about we trade in our SUV and get something newer?” My words shocked my husband. Months earlier, we celebrated paying off our SUV, but we had numerous recurring issues with it. I mulled this over for weeks, doing my own research and cost/benefits analysis on Cars .com before mentioning it to my husband. Choosing the right used car for your family takes some time and research, but it was nice to be able to do it all in one place.
On Cars .com, I was able to estimate how much our vehicle was worth on a trade in, which provided me with our target price range for our next vehicle. I researched the features, reviews and safety ratings of those vehicles and browsed available local vehicles. I was even able to check the car seat safety ratings of each vehicle that I was interested in, because our children’s safety is most important!
After his initial shock wore off, my husband agreed that we should upgrade to a newer, more reliable family vehicle. We went shopping and brought our new-to-us used car home that weekend! The kids loved exploring the vehicle (in the driveway, vehicle off – safety first!). We couldn’t be happier with our purchase. I recommend doing your research before you go car shopping. Find out how much your vehicle is worth if you plan to trade it in. Discover the safety features of the vehicles that you are interested in, as well as the reliability ratings and reviews from other consumers. Cars .com is an excellent resource for choosing the right used car for your family.
Interested in a car seat safety check? Discover car seat safety information by clicking here. What type of used car do you love for your family?