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There’s nothing like your first car. I can remember over 10 years ago, being 18, about to graduate high school and going to a dealership with my dad. It had been months of researching, test driving, and searching and I still hadn’t found the perfect car. I was walking around the car lot and bam, there it was. My car! Money was put down, papers were signed and I drove Lilian (my car’s name) off the lot that day.
Fast forward to 10 years and Lilian just passed 100,000 miles. She has been such a good car with little to no problems. However, my husband and I are now having the talks that it’s time to maybe start searching for something new. We take a lot of road trips and need something bigger for us and our camera equipment and luggage.
I’m not saying that I’m going to go buy a new car tomorrow, but it’s good to start researching and entertaining the idea.
When looking for a new vehicle, you want to be sure you’re getting the most for your money while also ensuring the vehicle is a fit for your specific needs. Some buyers require enough space for the family and all the gear that comes with it, while others have a need for speed and lean toward performance vehicles.
When starting my research, I start with Kelley Blue Book. Thankfully, Kelley Blue Book has curated a list of the Best Buy Awards with a variety of categories destined to resonate with consumers across the nation.
About the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards:
The awards are the culmination of a year-long regimen of expert vehicle evaluation and testing of nearly every new vehicle available in America, along with analysis of a broad swath of vehicle-related data, including vehicle pricing/transaction prices, 5-Year Cost to Own data (which includes depreciation, insurance, maintenance, financing, fuel, fees and taxes for new cars), consumer reviews and ratings, and vehicle sales/retail sales information. Of more than 300 new-car models available for 2019, Kelley Blue Book’s expert editors initially narrowed the field to a few dozen Best Buy Award contenders in 15 categories, and then spent several weeks testing and evaluating all the finalists head-to-head to ultimately determine the winners.
It was so interesting for me to learn about the Kelly Blue Book Best Buy Awards because there were models and brands in there I wasn’t expecting. Good to know that these cars have been reviewed and they’d be the biggest bang for your buck right now.