Are you in the market for a new or used car? Well, with so many makes and models, what’s the best option? First, decide if you want to buy a new car fresh off the lot or a used vehicle from a dealer or from a previous owner. Of course, it is very important to consider the price, then the space and the size and the type of vehicle that you need and lastly, and very important these days, is the fuel consumption that the car will get.

First of all, the price of the car is very important to most of us. Do your research before going to a dealer or buying from an owner. Look up the car you’re interested in on Kelly Blue Book or other similar sites to see what the car is really worth. Some dealers overprice vehicles knowing that their dealers can sell the cars for whatever price they want.

Next, you need to decide what size car, truck, van, or SUV you need for you and your family. Obviously, if you’re married with kids, you may want to look into a pickup truck or SUV. If you are single or married and have no children or very few children, a smaller car or vehicle is more practical.

Lastly, and very important these days is the gas mileage the car will get. Obviously a smaller vehicle or a hybrid vehicle runs much better on gas than a van or SUV, although there are also hybrid and smaller SUVs these days that are much better on gas than larger gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs .

The bottom line is that you need to look around, ask a bunch of questions, do some research online, and really think about what make and model you want. Also, how much do you have to spend, how big of a vehicle do you want or need. And lastly, and very important to most of us, the kind of fuel economy the car will get should be a factor in deciding which car is best for you.