Since coming to BMW of Silver Spring, I’ve spent a lot of my time thinking about what goes into car buying and what mistakes people make when buying cars. There are quite a few tips for people and I have been trying to slowly get these thoughts down for you my dear readers. One thing I often run into being at BMW is should you buy a BMW from a dealer or not? Well that’s a bit of a loaded question and do keep in mind, I work for a dealer. I have found a few things you should be mindful of when thinking about where you are purchasing from.
Always, always, always do your homework. There are a number of factors to consider when you are buying a car however, reviews are key. Regardless of what source you trust, always get a second opinion. You should also be mindful of the reliability and what problems have been reported in the vehicle. It’s not that these should steer you away from a certain vehicle however, it might steer you towards certain model years. Also try to drive a few examples of the vehicles if you are looking at a used model. While this is not always necessary, it doesn’t hurt.