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Buy or Lease: A First Time Car Buyer's Guide to Purchasing a New Kia Vehicle in Manassas

Last updated 5 years ago

Kia was recently rated as having one of the highest brand loyalty ratings of any carmaker that sells vehicles in the United States. If you're considering a new Kia for your Manassas commute, follow these steps to find and finance the perfect car.

Make a Car Budget

The first step in the process of shopping for a new Kia is to look at your household expenses, calculate your income, and decide what you can afford. The general rule of thumb is to not let your car expenses exceed 20 percent of your monthly income. Because Kia cars are incredibly affordable (without sacrificing quality), you’ll find a variety of Kia models that will easily fit your budget. If possible, apply for a short loan term. Short loan terms will keep you from having to pay a lot of money in interest over time.

Think About Your Needs

Think about the different models that will best fit your lifestyle and desires. Kia makes a variety of sedans, coupes, hatchbacks, crossovers, and SUVs to choose from. To save money on gasoline, invest in a smaller Kia (like the Rio) that gets good gas mileage and consider renting or borrowing a larger car when you need one. If you need a big car, see if a Kia hatchback (like the Soul) or crossover fits you (like the Santa Fe), since these cars are more fuel-efficient than traditional SUVs like the Chevy Tahoe.

Test Drive

Before you head to the dealership to test drive the Kias on your list, make a list of the things that you don’t like about your current car. Take this list with you to the Kia dealership so that you can make sure each different vehicle (and their features) addresses all of the items you want in your next car. Test-drive each Kia on a variety of different roads, which will give you a good idea of the car’s handling, braking, acceleration, and ride quality.

Visit Brown’s Manassas Kia, where you can test-drive some of the best new and used Kias available in Virginia. And, browse our website to view our current available inventory, which is updated on a regular basis. For more tips on shopping for your new car, call our Manassas Kia dealership at (571) 383-2039 and ask us about your Buy Happy Price from Brown’s.


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